Willow Brook Charity Classic gives back to community

SOUTH WINDSOR — This year, Willow Brook Golf Course raised funds for Jo-Ann Caron of South Windsor and Midwives for Haiti through our 2013 Charity Classic.  The Charity Classic is a yearly golf tournament which raises funds for those in our community with causes close to their hearts.

This fun event benefitted Jo-Ann Caron and Midwives for Haiti.  This organization provides pre-natal care to pregnant women and educates Haitian women to be midwives and birth attendants.

Jo-Ann is a Labor and Delivery nurse whose goal is to provide nursing care in third world countries.  On August 24th she headed to Hinche, Haiti, which is located about 3 hours north of Port-au-Prince, to volunteer for 8 days with Midwives for Haiti.

Volunteer agencies rely exclusively on donations for survival so they cannot use those precious funds to pay for volunteer expenses.  Jo-Ann’s trip of 8 days will cost her more than $1800.00 for airfare, living expenses, volunteer fee, translator cost, educational materials and vaccines. Our fundraiser will help cover the costs for her trip in August, another planned for November 2013 and others in the future.

“Humanitarian efforts like Midwives for Haiti need ongoing support,” said Jeffrey Beyer, Head Professional at Willow Brook.  “It gives us great pleasure to host this event and help Jo-Ann with this cause.  Thanks to the support from our community we raised over $2600.”

Willow Brook began their Charity Classic in 2011 to give a helping hand to those in need.  The day included an 18-hole golf tournament, lunch with prize presentation and a huge raffle.  All monies collected went to charity.

Willow Brook Golf Course opened in 2002. Besides offering an 18-Hole, Par 60 layout, the facility also features a natural grass driving range, practice sand bunker and two practice greens.  In addition, the South Windsor course contains an award winning fully stocked PGA golf shop and a cafe.  For further information about Willow Brook Golf Course and its Junior Golf Program, visit www.willowbrookgc.com or call 860.648.2061.

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