Kiwanis golf benefits nurses and youth

The Kiwanis Club of Wilton’s fifth annual golf tournament, will be held on Monday, Sept. 30, at Silvermine Golf Club, and will benefit the Wilton Youth Council, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, and its own Wilton Kiwanis Foundation.

This year’s event will offer two competition options, the Classic-18, and the Executive-9 starting later in the day.

Golfers competing in the Classic will begin with lunch on the patio, and all golfers will finish together for dinner, silent and live auctions, raffles and prizes. Tournament sponsors at all levels are currently available and player registrations are open at

“Thanks to the generous sponsors and players participating over the past four years, this event has become our largest fund-raiser of the year, and has allowed us to distribute nearly $100,000 to worthy community organizations,” tournament co-chair Jeff Turner said. “We hope this year builds upon those successes to offset the unfunded medical needs of hospice and homecare patients served by Visiting Nurse & Hospice and the important peer counseling services sponsored by the Wilton Youth Council in our schools. Kiwanis is proud to partner with these two fine organizations this year.”

Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County offers a wide range of community-based, family-centered services throughout Fairfield County. Information:

The Wilton Youth Council was established by a concerned group of parents following a 1980s survey showing a marked increase in underage drinking among youth in the community. It sponsors youth-centered programs and activities in support of teens, pre-teens and parents.