Monroe resident takes part in golf tournament that raised thousands for premature babies

MONROE, CT – A Monroe golfer helped drive the green – more than $50,000 – to support local families of premature babies during The Tiny Miracles Foundation’s Oct. 2 golf outing at the Aspetuck Valley Country Club in Weston.

This year’s 5th annual event drew 72 participants, including Monroe’s Steve Sayegh.

“We’re very grateful to all who made the day a great success – our wonderful sponsors, the supportive golfers, and our good friends at the country club,” said Tina Tison, Tiny Miracles’ executive director. “With 1 in 10 babies today being born preterm, the real beneficiaries from the event are the families of infants who must spend weeks or months in our local Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Funds raised allow The Tiny Miracles Foundation to offer these families vital support, at a very emotional time, for free.”

The day included lunch, carts, hole contests and dinner, with tastings by sponsor Blade & Bow Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey and clothing sales by retail partner Sail to Sable women’s resort wear.

Additional event sponsors were Baywater Properties; Border, Orland, Murray and DeMattie, LLC; Carmody, Torrance, Sandak and Hennessy LLP; The Darien Sport Shop; Forecastle Advisors, LLC; the Franchi family; Dr. Rick Freedman; GM Financial; the Godina family; Mr. & Mrs. Michael Klein; the Legacy Team at Compass; Nedder & Associates, LLC; the Noto family; Palmer’s of Darien; Renwick apparel; Ring’s End; Russo and Rizio, LLC; and Stamford Hospital Foundation.

The Tiny Miracles Foundation is a nonprofit organization that fulfills the emotional, practical and financial needs of the families of more than 1,200 premature babies born each year in southwestern Connecticut. Founded in 2004 as a response to one in 10 babies being born prematurely in our communities, Tiny Miracles supports parents through on-site partnerships with six leading hospitals in Fairfield and New Haven counties. Thanks to generous individual and corporate donors, all Tiny Miracles’ support is available to families free of charge. Learn more at

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