The TCORS Law Firm held its 25th Annual Golf Outing at Pequot Golf Club to raise funds for three local nonprofit organizations on October 5th. Thanks to participants’ and matching donations from the firm, more than $5,400 was raised during this year’s golf scramble, which drew in over 90 golfers and guests. Over the course of the last 25 years, the firm’s annual charitable golf outings have raised $115,000 to benefit area nonprofit organizations and charities.
The three nonprofits selected as beneficiaries for 2020 were The ARC of Eastern Connecticut (ARC) in Norwich, New London’s Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut (CFA), and Quaker Hill’s Waterford Country School (WCS). Representatives from all three nonprofits were in attendance.
Penny Newbury, The ARC’s Director of Grants and Communications, accepted the donation during the lunch and awards ceremony following the scramble. She said, “What really impressed me was that the group wasn’t just golfing with a fundraiser thrown in; everyone was fully committed to the missions of the agencies they were supporting and it showed throughout the ceremony. TCORS should be commended for all the work you did to make this event happen; even with the restrictions due to the pandemic it was a lovely afternoon.”
CFA’s Chief Financial and Administrative Officer Lisa Baxter said, “This year more than ever the proceeds from the tournament are needed to assist with the many needs surrounding the community we support through our childcare, afterschool, counseling and school-based health services. We thank all who participated and supported CFA and the other community recipients.”
“The generosity of TCORS stands out with this great annual event and in naming Waterford Country School once again as a recipient charity. Especially this year, when our costs are higher and fundraising activities are limited, this was very, very helpful,” said Bill Martin, Executive Director of Waterford Country Schools.
Representatives of numerous local businesses and organizations were in attendance. As noted by Senior Partner Robert Tobin, “TCORS would like to thank our staff, all of our guests who participated, and the staff at Pequot Golf Club for making our event so successful. As always, our guests were extremely generous in making donations to charitable organizations in Southeastern Connecticut. These donations and funds provided by the Firm were particularly important this year.”
While the main purpose of the outing is to raise funds for the selected charities, there is also a friendly competitiveness present between teams. Jeff Lame, Jaydon Lame, Greg Kosma, and Ray Alberts from Service Master Restore came in first place; tied for second place were Shaun Duprey, Mike Duprey, David Duprey, and Earl Aldrige from People’s United Bank and Chris Coley, Brian Vonna, Car Von Dassel, and Don Hull from Tri-State Glass. Awards were also awarded for the longest drive; closest to the pin and for second to longest drive
About the Nonprofits
Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut
Child and Family Agency’s primary mission is to promote the well-being and development of all children and their families, in particular to give priority to the unmet needs of children lacking physical, emotional and intellectual care and nurturing. Visit their website to learn more.
Waterford Country School
For more than 90 years, Waterford Country School has been dedicated to doing whatever it takes to enrich the lives of children and strengthen families through specialized programs, resources, and community services. Visit their website to learn more.
The ARC of Eastern Connecticut
The ARC of Eastern Connecticut’s mission is to partner with people living with intellectual and developmental disability for equal participation and inclusion in the communities of eastern Connecticut. Visit their website to learn more.