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Rockledge Men’s Club Tournament Benefits West Hartford Food Pantry

Funds raised from the Rockledge Men's Club Golf Tournament were presented to the West Hartford Food Pantry. From left: Bob King, Past Pres.; Rich Crowe, Rockledge Head PGA Professional; Helen Rubino-Turco, Director Leisure Services; Suzanne Oslander, Community Partnership Manager; Jon Weiner, Tournament Co-Chairman; Ray Cusick, President; Steve Fisher, Tournament Co-Chairman. Submitted photo

The second annual ‘Food Bank Fundraiser’ held at Rockledge Golf Club in West Hartford raised $1,400.

Funds raised from the Rockledge Men's Club Golf Tournament were presented to the West Hartford Food Pantry. Submitted photo

Funds raised from the Rockledge Men’s Club Golf Tournament were presented to the West Hartford Food Pantry. From left: Bob King, Past Pres.; Rich Crowe, Rockledge Head PGA Professional; Helen Rubino-Turco, Director Leisure Services; Suzanne Oslander, Community Partnership Manager; Jon Weiner, Tournament Co-Chairman; Ray Cusick, President; Steve Fisher, Tournament Co-Chairman. Submitted photo

Submitted by Moe Fradette

On Nov. 9, 2014, the Rockledge Men’s Club held a special tournament at the Rockledge Golf Club in West Hartford to benefit the West Hartford Food Pantry. The event raised $1,400, which was recently presented to the Food Pantry by Tournament Co-Chairmen Jon Weiner and Steve Fisher, along with Rockledge Men’s Club President Ray Cusick, Past President Bob King, and Rockledge Head PGA Professional Rich Crowe.

Weiner said, “The tournament, our second annual Food Bank Fundraiser, far exceeded our expectations with the outstanding support from the Rockledge Men’s Club and Women’s Club. We’re especially thankful to Rich Crowe for donating the prizes for the tournament and lending us the support of his excellent staff. This year we gave a new challenge to our members asking for their support for non-perishable goods and they responded by completely stuffing a golf cart with a full carload of food.”

Participants in the Rockledge Men's Club Tournament also stuffed a golf cart full of non-perishables for the West Hartford Food Pantry. Submitted photo

Participants in the Rockledge Men’s Club Tournament also stuffed a golf cart full of non-perishables for the West Hartford Food Pantry. Submitted photo

Fisher added, “We are already planning next year’s event and hope to engage the community in our fundraising efforts for this important program for our town.”

Suzanne Oslander, Community Partnership Manager, stated, “The demand for food and financial resources to support our program is constant throughout the year. There is always a need and the efforts of Rockledge Men’s Club and Women’s Club will help us to sustain our programs.”

Membership in the Rockledge Men’s Club is open to all residents of West Hartford and non-residents as well. The Rockledge Men’s Club, which welcomes golfers of all abilities, offers an outstanding opportunity to play competitive golf at West Hartford’s superb Rockledge Golf Club, as well as to meet some of West Hartford’s finest residents. For more information, visit the Club’s website at www.rockledgemensclub.com

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