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Posted on: August 27, 2012

[ARCHIVED] First Selectman’s Golf Classic a Tremendous Success

First Selectman’s Golf Classic Tremendous Success
 Inaugural Event Nets Over $30,000 for student programs in the Town of Trumbull

August 27, 2012 - - First Selectman Timothy M. Herbst announced Monday that the inaugural First Selectman’s Golf Classic raised over $30,000 in its first year.  The Trumbull First Selectman’s Golf Classic was started by First Selectman Herbst earlier this year to raise money for student organizations in the Trumbull Public School System that promote academic, athletic and fine arts competition.  “My decision to start this Golf Classic grew out of a desire to support student activities in the Trumbull Public School System.  Trumbull High School had an important role in helping to shape my life and prepare me for the world ahead,” stated the First Selectman.   “In selecting the charitable causes that the Golf Classic would be dedicated to, I believe that it is important for the Town of Trumbull to support programs that provide for an extension of learning outside of the classroom.  The programs that were chosen for this golf classic teach our students how to work together, how to have a strong work ethic and the importance of always striving to do better.”

The First Selectman noted that the Golf Classic would become an annual event that would raise money for student groups and teams that have earned the Town state and national honors.  “Trumbull has earned state and national accolades for our sports programs, our competitive academic programs and our fine arts programs.  When people think of the Trumbull Public Schools and Trumbull High School, they think of these student teams and organizations that have brought honor, pride and distinction to our Town.”  

All proceeds from the Trumbull First Selectman’s Golf Classic will benefit the following Trumbull Public Schools programs:  Trumbull Academic Challenge for Excellence Foundation, Trumbull High School Boosters Club, Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band and Friends of the Trumbull High School Choirs.  

Gold Sponsors for the August 24, 2012 event included Merit Insurance, Sound Development Group, O&G Industries and AFB Construction Management.  Silver Sponsors were RD Scinto, Inc., Peter DiNardo Enterprises, and the Aiello Charitable Foundation.  The First Selectman also extended thanks to members of the Planning Committee, including:

Beth Gillman
Barbara Whetstone
Kayla Whetstone
Anne Tornillo
Trista Morin
Saundra Lane
Rosemary Seaman
Sean Carroll
Al Barbarotta
John Barbarotta
Gary Cialfi
Michael Herbst
Tony Timpanelli

A special thanks to Attorney James Blose for helping to establish the 501(c)(3), Golf Commission Chairman Ronald Dray and members of the Trumbull Golf Commission, Tashua Golf Professional Bobby Brown and his staff for helping to organize the event, as well as Domenick Faustini for his catering services.  

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