Thank you to all of our sponsors, supporters, friends and golfers for making this the 2013 Tournament so successful! We’ll see you next year!
This Year’s Top Hole In One Prize – 2013 Ford Fusion S From Hammonasset Ford.
Thanks to the generosity of the people at Hammonassett Ford, we are happy to announce that this year’s Hole In One prize will be a brand new Ford Fusion S – MSRP $22,700! Other Hole In One prize opportunities include a $250 gift certificate for golf gear, and iPad and an iPad Mini.
Special 50/50 Cash Prize Hole In One Opportunity
A $10,000 50/50 Cash Prize Hole in One will be sponsored by Linda Remington & the Ray Przygocki Family. It a golfer gets a Hole In One on the 6th hole (Note: all Hole In One opportunities are Par 3 with shorter distances for women) they will receive $5,000 AND the Foundation will receive $5,000.
The M.J. Petretto Foundation
The M.J. Petretto Foundation was established in 2009 as part of Retirement Planning Group’s commitment to give back time, talent and money to support the efforts of Connecticut not-for-profits. The Foundation’s mission is to fund organizations that support education health, and quality of life to build stronger Connecticut communities. The Foundation was also inspired by a 2008 automobile accident that nearly claimed the life of M.J.’s nephew, Jesse. He suffered a spinal cord injury that changed his life,and hers, forever. Each year The MJ Petretto Foundation Golf Classic will help fund Gaylord Hospital’s Spinal Cord Injury Program and other non-profit Connecticut Organizations. In 2011, we added Parkinson’s Disease Research and Programs to our list of charities and this year 2013, we’ll be adding Make A Wish® Connecticut as well. Please click below to read more.
“Event with a Purpose”
In 2009, M.J. Petretto established the M.J. Petretto Foundation Inc, a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization primarily supported by donations. Its mission is to help fund local organizations that support education, health and quality of life to build stronger Connecticut communities.
Inspiring MJ’s dream to create a permanent source of community funding was the near fatal auto accident that left her nephew Jesse unsure he would ever walk again. Thanks to family, friends and intensive rehabilitation received from Gaylord Specialty Healthcare in Wallingford, Connecticut, Jesse is walking again and helping to raise community awareness about the needs of spinal cord injury patients. Each year our gift will assure the continuing excellence of their special program.
We are proud to announce that for the 4th year, the tournament will benefit Parkinson’s disease organizations that provide support and programs for patients. This donation is inspired by Linda Remington’s father Ray Przygocki, who lived with Parkinson’s. It is the support and education from local programs such as VNA Community Healthcare’s Parkinson’s exercise classes and caregiver support group, and the Connecticut Parkinson’s Working Group (CPWG) that helps individuals cope with PD with grace, persistence and a touch of humor. There is hope a time will come very soon when there will be a cure for Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Also, this year we are proud to announce the tournament will benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation® Connecticut, located in Trumbull. The organization grants the wishes of children in Connecticut with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Spinal Cord Injury
Gaylord Specialty Healthcare provides long term acute care and rehabilitation to patients. It serves the needs of persons who might never regain use of their limbs. Gaylord’s dream is to become a Neuro Motor Center that houses state of the science robotics and technology resources.
VNA Community Health Care (in Guilford) provides a twice weekly Parkinson’s Exercise Class, a monthly Parkinson’s Family Caregiver Support Group, resource materials, expert speakers and a local venue for camaraderie and information sharing.
Connecticut Parkinson’s Working Group is a forum of persons with PD who share information, concerns and actively work on challenges posed by PD. The group holds golf outings, regular meetings (in Middletown), publishes a newsletter and collaborates with the medical community on enhanced treatments and research.
Children with Life-Threatening Conditions
Make-A-Wish® Connecticut – located in Trumbull. Since 1986, the organization has been granting wishes of children in Connecticut with life-threatening medical conditions. Their mission is that during the wish experience, joy eclipses illness, which in turn provides strength and hope for the children and their families.
Each year the MJ Petretto Foundation Golf Classic will help fund Gaylord’s Spinal Cord Injury Program and other not-for-profit Connecticut organizations. The Foundation seeks sponsorship partners who will join the effort to raise the money needed to grow the Foundations gifts and gift recipients. We are pleased and grateful to those of you who have chosen to be a part of this fun and giving event.