Kiwanis golf tournament supports students, nurses

The Kiwanis Club of Wilton invites all to a day of golf and dining, including a silent auction, raffle and prizes on Monday, Sept. 30, at the Silvermine Golf Club in Norwalk.

The day will begin with lunch on the patio at 11:30 and a 12:30 shotgun start for the 18-hole players, followed by the nine-holers’ tee-off at 2:45. Both groups will conclude with an open-bar awards reception and hors d’oeuvres.

Proceeds will benefit Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County, the Wilton Youth Council, as well as the Wilton Kiwanis Foundation. Players and groups of all sizes will be arranged into foursomes as needed. Organizers also welcome all levels of sponsorship and auction items to promote local business.

The golf tournament has become the Kiwanis Club’s most important annual fund-raiser, contributing nearly $100,000 in its first four years. The club is celebrating its 62nd year of service and raising money for important causes in the broader Wilton community.

The beneficiaries

For more than a century Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County has delivered a full range of community-based, family-centered services through Fairfield County, including assistance with all stages of health care such as preventative, respite, rehabilitative, counseling and hospice services. Its mission is to provide clinically excellent, compassionate care to enhance health, well-being, independence and dignity to residents. Information:

With a marked increase in underage drinking in the 1980s, a group of concerned parents formed the Wilton Youth Council to spark awareness and to prevent risky behavior associated with drinking, smoking and drug use among community teens and preteens. Funds raised through the tournament will go to the Youth-to-Youth Program at the Middlebrook School and C.O.D.E.S at Wilton High School. Information:

For more information on the nine and 18-hole formats, or to register as a player, visit