14th Annual Petit Family Foundation
Golf Tournament & Dinner Auction
History of the Annual Petit Family Foundation Golf Tournament
The first tournament was held in October 2007. Since the beginning, Bernie Lidestri has continued to chair the tournaments. The first thirteen tournaments raised over $1.1 million, which has been used for grants to benefit the residents of Connecticut and around the country.
Golfing Registrations and Payments are due by:
Friday, May 29th, 2020
2020 EVENT CANCELED
Schedule for June 15, 2020
Check-in & Swag Bag Pickup
The Dinner Auction
Silent Auction, Cocktails & Hors D’Oeuvres
Dinner, Live Auction, Raffle
Kara Sundlun and Dennis House, both from WFSB Channel 3, will serve as auctioneers again this year. Thanks to Gary Hunt for providing Hole-in-One coverage for our tournament Behind the Scenes.
The Country Club of Farmington
The Country Club of Farmington 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 course and plays about 6300 yards during the tournament.
June has been a great time for our tournament and the course is always well conditioned and ready for play. This year we will again have a double shotgun start in the afternoon.
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. Jeremy, along with his assistants, have tended to our golfers’ and volunteers’ every need. They have recruited 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 House Staff, also under Jeremy’s direction, has helped with the tournament set-up and has kept things moving smoothly throughout the day. The bartenders and servers have also donated their gratuities to the PFF. Chef Mike has ensured that no one goes hungry and the food has always been superb.
Laz Parking again this year will donate valet services for our golfers and dinner guests. Also, thanks to Pete Rappoccio from Sign Pro Inc. for supplying the Tee Box Signs, and Lisa Roberge from Embroidery A2Z for supplying the Pin Flags for our golf tournaments.
We continue to receive donations from club members, friends and local businesses. Without their generosity the tournament would not be nearly as successful as it has been.
The Golf Committee includes:
- Bernard Lidestri – Chairman
- Richard Bucchi
- Ronald Bucchi
- Hanna Petit-Chapman
- Portia Corbett
- Geoff Grzywinski
- Gary Hunt
- Laura LaCombe
- Glenn Petit
- Kim Petit
- Rolande Petit
- William Petit, Sr.
- William Petit, Jr.
- Paul Rocheleau
- John St. Pierre
- Jeremy Vitkauskas
- Cheri Ziebka