Event Recap: The Fifteenth Annual Kelser Charity Challenge
Arriving to clouds and a steady drizzle, participants in the Kelser Corporation 15th Annual Charity Challenge stood under tents and dropped off golf bags to covered carts. Volunteers had been busily preparing the grounds at the Indian Hill Country Club all morning to meet the wet conditions and 116 golfers who participated in the event. At first, the weather seemed like it might put a dampening on the charity event.
"For the last 14 years, we have managed to escape the rain. I was doubtful that our perfect record would remain intact, but 10 minutes prior to our 12:30 shotgun, the rain stopped. The rest of the day produced clear skies and we even had a few glimpses of sunshine" said Lisa Carroll, Tournament Director and Marketing Manager, Kelser Corporation.
As the participants signed in and had lunch, the light rain that had come down all morning began to subside in time for the shotgun start. As the event kicked off, the threat of weather began to disappear, and good spirits abounded in support of a great cause. Golfers and volunteers showed their support throughout the day. Activities included Closest to the Pin, Closest to the Line, and Long Drive contests for both men and women. At the conclusion of golf, everyone enjoyed cocktails and dinner with a silent auction and raffle, and prizes were awarded out to the top performers.
The East Hartford based firm has been a faithful supporter of lung health in Connecticut for many years. This year’s event raised over $14,000, with over 78 cents of every dollar raised directly supports lung health programs right here in Connecticut. Kelser Corporation President Barry Kelly stated, "Since its inception in 1997, the Kelser Charity Challenge has raised in excess of $150,000 in support of the American Lung Association. Our partnership with the ALA has been an integral part of our philanthropic endeavors in our community, contributing to lung health programs and advocacy. We have just enjoyed a successful event and will continue to raise the bar in years to come".
About the American Lung Association in New England
The American Lung Association in New England serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. They are part of the American Lung Association, the oldest voluntary health agency in the U.S. Their focus today is on healthy air, tobacco control and all lung disease, including asthma and COPD. Their mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, research and advocacy.
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For more information on the ALA and how to donate, call 1-888-241-6566 or visit http://www.lungusa.org/