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Howie Schwab to Headline The Mercy Community Charitable Golf Tournament in West Hartford

Howie Schwab. Submitted photo

Try to ‘Stump the Schwab’ in sports triva; make a hole-in-one to win a trip to the 2017 Masters and more at this year’s Circle of Mercy Golf Outing on June 13.

Howie Schwab. Submitted photo

Howie Schwab. Submitted photo

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The Mercy Community, West Hartford’s premier continuing care retirement community, is pleased to announce that the 16th Annual Circle of Mercy Golf Outing will take place Monday, June 13, 2016. The tournament benefits The Mercy Community (a not-for-profit organization), the people it serves, and the programs it delivers through Saint Mary Home and The McAuley.

Joining the Circle of Mercy Golf Outing this year will be Howard “Howie” Schwab. Howie is best-known as the sports trivia expert and final adversary on ESPN’s “Stump the Schwab” game show, which ran in the early 2000s on the network.

A Connecticut native, Schwab’s illustrious career in sports has taken him from the College & Pro Football News Weekly to ESPN, where he spent the better part of 26 years. Today, Schwab is a researcher for college basketball broadcasting legend, Dick Vitale and consultant to “Sports Jeopardy!” which airs Wednesdays on Crackle and is hosted by Emmy® Award winning sportscaster Dan Patrick.

During the tournament dinner, Schwab will serve as the event’s featured guest and challenge those in attendance to “Stump theSchwab” in a live sports trivia showdown.

“We are so excited to have Howie Schwab join our Circle of Mercy,” said event chairperson Christine M. Looby, director of community relations for The Mercy Community. “Whether you’re a golfer, a fan of the Huskies, or you’ve had a lifelong loyalty to any professional sports team, you will love watching Howie in action. That is, unless you’re going to try to go head-to-head with him.”

The Circle of Mercy Golf Outing will be returning to the picturesque Hartford Golf Club in West Hartford for the ninth consecutive year. The Scramble Tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 12:15 p.m.

This year, Mascola Group, a strategic marketing firm based in New Haven, will serve as the tournament’s Platinum Sponsor. Mascola has partnered with The Mercy Community for over six years and works with a number of other Destination & Lifestyle clients – both regionally and across the globe. They also have a growing roster of B2B clients and offer everything from strategic marketing plans to web development to lead nurturing programs. To learn more about Mascola Group and how they help brands develop marketing strategies that work, visit mascolagroup.com.

Registration for the event is $300.00 per individual golfer. The day of golf will include a buffet lunch, cocktail hour, tournament dinner, awards, and a silent auction. Sponsorships, at a variety of levels, are still available for organizations that wish to support the residents, clients and programs of The Mercy Community. Tickets for dinner guests only are $80 per person.

Featured special events held during the 2016 Circle of Mercy Golf Outing will include:

Hole in One for a Trip to The Masters

This year, players will compete in the Hole in One Challenge provided through Hartford Golf Club and Signature Hole-in-One Services. On a selected par three hole – anyone who makes a hole-in-one will win trip for two, 4 days, 3 nights accommodations in Augusta, GA, round-trip economy airfare, and a tournament badge for any 2 days of The Masters Tournament in 2017.

Take the Dixon Challenge

And returning this year is “The Dixon Challenge”, where on one assigned hole, representatives from Dixon Golf will provide golfers with a free Dixon Earth golf ball (made from recycled materials) and challenge them to try the Earth ball against their own. Each player who accepts the challenge will be awarded one extra shot. Should either shot land on the green, the player will receive a free sleeve of Dixon Earth golf balls. In addition to conforming with USGA and R&A regulations, The Dixon Earth golf ball actually outperformed the Nike One Platinum, Callaway Tour ix and Titleist Pro V1, in independent testing by PGA TOUR Partners Club, and received an incredible 92 percent Approval Rating.

To learn more about this event, register, or for more on The Mercy Community and the services that they provide to seniors, please call Christine Looby, director of community relations, at 860.570.8305, e-mail [email protected], or visitwww.TheMercyCommunity.org.

About The Mercy Community:

The Mercy Community offers a comprehensive and integrated continuum of senior care and services, including:

SAINT MARY HOME, which provides skilled nursing, short- and long-term rehabilitation, dementia, hospice, palliative, subacute, residential and adult day services.

THE McAULEY, a Continuing Care Retirement Community, which promotes and fosters an independent lifestyle within a life care setting. In addition, The McAuley offers an Assisted Living Program for those residents who require more assistance with the tasks of daily living.

For more information about The Mercy Community, The McAuley, Saint Mary Home, rehabilitation therapy services, or any of our other programs, please visit www.TheMercyCommunity.org.

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