The tenth annual Petit Family Foundation Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 20th, 2016 at the Country Club of Farmington (CCF). The first tournament was held in October 2007 after a date opened up and was put together in weeks by our amazing tournament committee. Bernie Lidestri has impressively chaired every year since. This year he is Co-Chairing with Mr. Gary Hunt. The tournament moved to the third Monday in June (the Monday after Father’s Day and the day after the US Open weekend) in 2008. The first nine tournaments have raised over $840,000 that has been used for multiple grants to benefit the citizens of CT, the region and others around the nation.
At The Dinner
Behind The Scenes
We had been fairly lucky with the weather with the rain-out of only 4-5 holes over all of our events, until last year when most AM was rained out, however the afternoon went on as scheduled. Robert “Broomie” Broomall has provided Hole in One coverage every year.
June has been a great time for our tournament as the course is always beautifully conditioned. We wil get to see the early work of our newest CCF Course Superintendent, Ryan O’Neal and his staff. For our first tournament Michael Tomasso and Lou Landolfi at the Tunxis Plantation Golf Course graciously accommodated a number of foursomes gratis as we were overwhelmed with requests to play at CCF. This year we will again have a double shotgun start to accommodate all golfers.
Jeremy Vitkauskas (CCF Head Golf PGA Professional) has always been the consummate pro and has been an integral part of the tournament committee. He has organized the players, obtained raffle and auction items, as well as Titleist golf balls for all the golfers in the field. He has also been able to get crystal donated each year as trophies for the winners. Jeremy along with his assistants John Goodrich and Brooks Clark have tended to our golfers’ and volunteers’ every need. They have recruited the polite and efficient bag boys to handle the rapid influx of players. These young men have graciously donated their tips to the Foundation each year.
The CCF Club Management has also been a very active part of our committee and has helped with the tent set-up, breakfast, lunch, dinner and service, and has kept things moving smoothly throughout the day. The bartenders and servers have also donated their gratuities to the PFF. Chef James has ensured that no one goes hungry and the food has always been excellent! Laz Parking has donated their Valet Services to our guests as well. Thanks for Pete Rappoccio from Sign Pro Inc. for supplying Tee Box Signs and Lisa Roberge from Embroidery A2Z for supplying Pin Flags for our events.
We get many donations from club members, friends and local businesses that we thank each year at the event and in the program; without their generosity the tournament would not be nearly as successful as it has been.
We would be remiss if we did not mention the very sad loss of one of our greatest and kindest supporters, Mr. Joseph Namnoun who was also a single digit handicap golfer, a loving partner, father, grandfather, rug expert and collectible car enthusiast-a true renaissance man. Joe died in January 2015 after a short but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. We still miss Joe, Godspeed.
The Golf Committee includes:
The Country Club was incorporated in 1892. In 1924 an eighteen hole course designed by Devereux Emmet was opened. Over the decades many changes have been made but the course continues to reflect much of Mr. Emmet’s design. It is a par 71 and plays about 6300 yards during the tournament.
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Aug 15 - Bristol: 7th Annual “Ride for Justice” to benefit the Petit Family Foundation
Aug 4 - Parenting classes begin Aug. 16
Jul 29 - Teens help disabled toddlers find the ‘Power to Move’ by putting them in the driver’s seat
Jul 27 - Photos—GE 5k Road Race
Jul 21 - Video—Cruisin’ Connecticut
Jul 18 - Photo—Recent Photos
Jul 18 - Video—Tech it out - CCSU
Jul 17 - GE 5K for Petit Family Foundation attracts over 1,000 runners
Jul 17 - Runners Flock to Annual GE 5K Petit Family Foundation Road Race
Jul 6 - Road race for Petit Family Foundation returns
Jun 28 - How One Museum Is Inspiring Young Girls to Pursue STEM
Jun 27 - Plainville gearing up for annual GE road race for the Petit foundation
Jun 24 - Fairfield students earn National MS Society scholarships
Jun 23 - Fairfield students earn National MS Society scholarships
Jun 23 - GIFT OF $248,000 LAUNCHES PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION WOMEN IN GENOMICS INITIATIVE AT THE JACKSON LABORATORY
Jun 23 - Petit Foundation Gives $248,000 To Support Women In Science
Jun 22 - Video—GE/EW 5K Road Race PSA - WFSB
Jun 22 - The Petit Family Foundation proudly supports Prudence Crandall Center, Inc.
Jun 21 - PFF Golf Tournament
Jun 20 - Video—PFF Golf Tournament - WFSB
Jun 13 - Photos—Grace Academy rising 8th graders at Copper Beech Institute
Jun 9 - Hayley's Hope & Michaela's Miracle MS Scholarship Awards
Jun 8 - ACE recognizes top students with ice cream social
Jun 7 - Photos—Rotary Scholarship Award Winners
Jun 7 - Photos—Michaela's Garden, Walnut Hill Park New Britain with Lincoln School Kids
Jun 6 - Plainville students awarded community service scholarships
Jun 5 - Board of education honors leadership of 2 Plainville students
Jun 4 - Photos—Michaela's Garden, Plainville Public Library Dedication
Jun 2 - Photos—PFF Be The Change Community Service Awards, Plainville HS and Cheshire HS
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RECENT GRANTSJane Doe No More
Women & Families Center
Central Connecticut State University Foundation
Community Mental Health Affiliates, Inc.(CMHA)
Northern Connecticut Black Nurses Association(NCBNA)
Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Center for Youth and Families
Girls Inc. of Holyoke