Letter: Darien YMCA thanks community for golf scramble fundraiser
To the Editor:
The Darien YMCA would like to thank everyone who volunteered, participated, and donated to our Darien YMCA Golf Scramble on June 21st. Over 100 golfers attended this event which was held at the Griffith E. Harris Golf Club in Greenwich.
We are grateful for our sponsors including platinum sponsors of Abercrombie, Burns and McKiernan, Bankwell, Coastal Tile, Jantile, Laticrete, Stamford Health, and Wilkstone LLC. Our generous gold sponsors included Alliance Heating and Air Conditioning, Continental Marble, Darien Police Association, Joseph Curvino, and The Masi Company.
All proceeds from the Darien Y Golf Scramble will go towards the Darien YMCA programs for children with special needs. Last year, the Darien YMCA provided $400,000 in funding for special needs programs, the majority of which came from donations and fundraising. The Darien Y is the largest provider of special needs programs in our community with annual participation rates of over 600 individuals in activities including yoga, martial arts, aquatic programs and summer camp.
We are especially grateful for the dedicated founder and chairman of this event, Pio Bruzzese. He created this fundraiser for the Darien Y with the goal of continuing to provide children with all abilities with the chance to learn, grown and be respected for who they are.