Kiwanis golf outing will support three nonprofits
The Kiwanis Club of Wilton will donate the proceeds of its fourth annual Golf Outing to three Wilton nonprofit organizations: Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, Wilton Youth Council, and its own Wilton Kiwanis Foundation.
This year's event, set for Monday, Oct. 1 at Silvermine Golf Club, will offer two playing options, the classic 18-hole course, or an executive 9-hole tourney starting later in the day.
The golf will be followed by dinner, silent and live auctions, raffles and prizes. Sponsors include Hoyt Funeral Home, Wilton Bank, Bruce Bennett Nissan, Titus Built, Servco Oil, The Wilton Bulletin, and many others. Additional sponsorships are still available and player registrations are being reserved at wiltonkiwanis.org.
"Thanks to the generous sponsors and players participating over the past three years, this event has become our largest fund-raiser of the year, and to date has contributed over $75,000 of funds to distribute to worthy community organizations," co-chair Jeff Turner said in a press release. "We hope this year builds upon those successes so we can help fund the Home Telehealth Program offered by Visiting Nurse & Hospice and the important counseling services provided by Wilton Youth Council."
Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, founded in 1912, provides a wide range of community-based, family-centered services throughout Fairfield County. Services include preventive, therapeutic, respite, rehabilitative, counseling and hospice, and are provided to individuals or groups at home, work, school or community centers. The skilled team includes hundreds of dedicated healthcare professionals, paraprofessionals and volunteers who will work closely with the patient, their family and their physician, to customize a plan of care to meet individual needs. Information: visitingnurse.net.
Wilton Youth Council was established by a concerned group of parents following a 1980s survey showing a marked increase in underage drinking among young people in the community. The council sponsors youth-centered programs and activities in town and in the schools as resources of support for teens, pre-teens and parents. It also offers parenting workshops, a newsletter intended to spark parent-teen conversation about the dangers of underage drinking and drug use, and sponsors the Post Graduation Party for high school seniors. Information: wiltonyouthcouncil.org.