A few spots remain in the Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance’s Bo Kolinsky Scholarship Golf Tournament on June 28 at in Middlefield.
The tournament, which will have a noon shotgun start and a shamble format, is named for the longtime high school sports editor of the Hartford Courant and past president of the Alliance who died Dec. 14, 2003 at the age of 49.
Entry fee of $170 includes a box lunch on the course, buffet dinner, prizes and silent and live auctions. Entry is on a first-come, first-serve basis as the first 132 entries will play the Robert Trent Jones Course and the other entries will play the Gary Player Course. Dinner only is $50.
Entries should include names, handicaps and a contact phone number or email address and sent to: Bruce Berlet, 202 Carriage Drive, Glastonbury, Ct. 06033. Those wanting to attend only the dinner should send a check to Berlet.
Checks should be made payable to the Bo Kolinsky Scholarship Fund, the tournament beneficiary. The Bo Kolinsky Scholarship is given to a Connecticut high school senior planning to attend a four-year college in pursuit of a career in sports journalism and is renewable. It has already provided $24,000 to eight students, three of whom are still receiving funds.
The new title sponsor of the tournament is Integrated Benefit Partners. Corporate sponsors are Ahead, the Connecticut Section PGA, Connecticut State Golf Association, Connecticut Whale, Elkinson and Sloves, Hartford Courant, Image Ink, May, Bonee and Walsh, Travelers and the Travelers Championship.
Anyone wishing to become a sponsor, purchase a tee sign or donate an auction item should contact Berlet at the above address, 860-633-8733 or email@example.com, Alliance president George Albano at 203-434-2320 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Bob Mayer at 860-234-4380 or Robert.email@example.com or Courant sports editor Jeff Otterbein at 860-241-6434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A title sponsorship of $5,000 includes three foursomes in the tournament, a tee sign, a company spokesperson addressing the players at the pretournament instructions and awards dinner and inclusion in our press releases, the tournament and Gold Key Dinner programs and on the tournament sponsors banner. A corporate sponsorship of $1,300 includes one foursome in the tournament and inclusion in press releases, the tournament and Gold Key Awards programs and tournament sponsors banner. Tee signs are $150.
For more information and an entry form, visit www.ctsportswriters.org.