Chamber Golf Tournament raises funds for student scholarships

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The Monroe Chamber of Commerce's Golf Tournament attracted 30 players Tuesday.

MONROE, CT — The Monroe Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament raised close to $12,000 to establish scholarships for Monroe high school seniors, who achieve academic excellence.

Thirty golfers registered to play in the tournament, held at Whitney Farms Golf Course Tuesday. The event was followed by a luncheon with raffle prizes.

First Selectman Ken Kellogg, who was a guest at the luncheon, praised the work the Monroe Chamber of Commerce does to promote businesses and professionals in town.

“The whole point of today is about this Chamber and what you all do as our business community, whether you’re a small business, or a large business, you are part of the fabric of our community,” Kellogg said.

He also thanked Chamber President Ray Giovanni, who is also chairman of the Monroe Economic Development Commission.

The first selectman said town leaders are changing a lot of regulations to make it simpler and easier to do business in town, and relaxing others that have been onerous in the past.

“It is a team effort,” Kellogg said. “We’re making great strides. My thanks for the chamber and all you do to help each other and this town to have such a great local economy that we have.”

Union Savings Bank was the title sponsor of this year’s tournament and Clarksons Platou was the title co-sponsor.

Giovanni said all of the sponsorships, from tees to the closest pin, were sold. During the luncheon, he gave special thanks to Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher and Son Community Funeral Home for its support.

Chamber members donated prizes to be raffled off, including Matthew O’Neill of 574 Wines, who donated bottles of wine, and Joanne Fox of Your CBD Store Monroe, who donated a gift basket of products.

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