Connecticut Cancer Foundation to hold Golf Tournament Sept. 26

Would you like to support a good cause and play a round of golf with friends at the same time? The Old Saybrook-based Connecticut Cancer Foundation (CCF) will host its 2022 John Ellis Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, September 26. Reservations and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

The tournament takes place at the Rolling Hills Country Club in Wilton. Jane Ellis, President and Executive Director of the CCF, said reservations for the tournament are still available but are filling up quickly. Those interested in registering in groups of four or individually, or to purchase tickets for the post-tournament dinner should visit

The day includes brunch, lunch tee, a cocktail hour and dinner. According to a press release, in addition to the gold tournament, there will also be competitions such as Longest Drive, Casino Hold, $1M Shootout and Hole in One. The tournament will be followed by an awards dinner, as well as silent and live auctions. Additionally, celebrity guests will join the celebrations, including Steve Phillips, former NFL Pro Bowl tightend Jordan Reed and stand-up comedian Tara Cannistraci, who will perform observational comedy during the dinner hour.

Also Read :  Farm, Garden & Outdoors calendar published Sept. 24, 2022 - West Central Tribune

Ellis said some of the items auctioned included tickets to Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden, a celebrity dinner at the Mohegan Sun and reservations at Rao’s in New York City.

Also Read :  World stocks eye 1% weekly loss, U.S. yield curve indicates recession

“There are some really exciting properties to bid on,” said Ellis.

According to a press release from CCF, “CCF was founded in 1987 by Connecticut native John Ellis, a former NY Yankees, Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers catcher who recently lost his battle with cancer, so the tournament was named in his honor renamed. CCF has provided over $7.4 million to help more than 9,000 CT families struggling financially because of a cancer diagnosis.” The organization is based at 15 North Main Street in Old Saybrook.

Ellis said the money raised will benefit important research being done at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Also Read :  See all the A-listers -- and their glamorous fashion -- at George and Amal's Clooney Foundation for Justice Albie Awards | Gallery

“It’s a really important thing and we’re really happy that we were able to do this again. John lost his fight in April so we renamed the tournament in his honor and we really want to make it the most successful yet,” said Ellis.

Ellis said 2022 marks the third year the organization has hosted the tournament and it has quickly become hugely popular. “We’re sold out and it’s at a wonderful country club. We are also so lucky that we had good weather. It’s a great way to spend a fun day,” said Ellis.

Source link