Golf Tournaments
By: 06/13/2003
Mikey's Place: The second annual benefit golf tournament will be held on Saturday, June 14 at Keney Golf Course in Hartford to benefit Mikey's Place, a wheelchair accessible playground and for research of spinal muscular atrophy

The shotgun start will take place at 1 p.m. with a scramble format. Registration fee of $100.00 per golfer also includes light lunch on the course and dinner after the tournament. Singles welcome or sign up a foursome! There will be prizes, contests and raffles!

Mikey's Place was the vision of Mary and Dan Daversa and their daughter, Danielle, and was a way to memorialize their 3-year-old son, Michael, who passed away in 1998 from spinal muscular atrophy. Together with the Daversa's, the Wethersfield community and its

surrounding communities helped raise the funds necessary to cover the costs of the park's equipment. Hundreds of volunteers came together in October 2000 and installed and completed the 25,000 square footplayground located in Old Wethersfield along Garden Street. Since

then, the amount of children and families that have enjoyed and benefited from Mikey^s Place is insurmountable.

Proceeds from this event, which is being spearheaded by Mikey's uncle, Paul Huffman, will benefit both the Mikey^s Place Preservation Fund and Families of spinal muscular atrophy. Families of S.M.A. is a national, volunteer, not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising

funds for research of Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

For further information and registration forms, please visit www.Wethersfield.Net or contact: Paul Huffman at 721-7159 or the Daversa's at 529-2711.

WAAHOF: The Wethersfield Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame will hold its second annual golf tournament on Friday, July 11 at Goodwin Park Golf Course in Hartford.

The scramble shotgun tournament will start at 1 p.m. The $110 entry fee includes golf and cart, use of the practice range, pro shop voucher, long drive and closest-to-the-pin contests, sleeve of golf balls, steak dinner and awards. A new car will be offered as a hole-in-one prize. Men, women, singles and foursomes of all ages are welcome.

Proceeds from the tournament will help generate funding to perpetuate the WAAHOF's goals of recognizing many coaches, teams and athletes who attended Wethersfield High School.

Hole sponsorships are $100.

Checks should be made payable to WAAHOF and sent to Wethersfield High School, c/o athletic director Jay Cottone, 411 Wolcott Hill Road, Wethersfield, CT 06109.

For more information, call 571-8282.

East Granby Scholarship Fund: The East Granby Chamber of Commerce and the Friends of New-Gate invite golfers in the area who are out for just plain fun to participate in their 8th Annual Golf Outing to benefit the East Granby Scholarship Fund and Friends of New-Gate on Monday, June 16, 2003 at Oak Ridge Golf Club, 850 South Westfield Street, Feeding Hills, Mass.. Lunch is at 11:30 a.m. followed by a 12:15 p.m. shotgun start. Cocktails and dinner to follow. The fee is $95 per player and includes lunch, green fees, cart, dinner, tax, and tip.

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