At a recent Trumbull Rotary breakfast, guest speaker and fellow Rotarian Chris Miklus

proudly announced the opening of the Miklus Indoor Training Center located at Trumbull’s Tashua Knolls Golf Course. During the winter months, the Miklus Foundation obtained a certificate of occupancy from the town of Trumbull, installed the final equipment in the center, and officially returned the renovated building to the Golf Commission. In turn, the commission appointed head golf professional Bobby Brown to manage the building.

The Miklus Foundation was created to honor Chris Miklus’s late husband, Donald, who loved the game of golf and felt that the experience should start at an early age. He was also instrumental in building Tashua Knolls Golf Course. His wife said, “It’s impossible to think of Don Miklus without thinking of golf. The sport was one of his great passions. But Don was about much more than just playing. He was committed to weaving the sport into the fabric of his community, and nothing gave him more pleasure than nurturing young players. Don believed in laying a foundation for the future by teaching the fundamentals of golf and, more importantly, the life skills that youth players can carry into anything they do.”

The foundation’s main goal is to encourage young golfers to grow and learn through the game of golf. The foundation introduces, instructs and enhances youth golf through the Miklus Training Center.

Now entering Phase 2, the foundation is contacting various area organizations to identify youths who are interested in learning the game of golf. “We remain committed to teaching the game to young people who might not have the ability to learn the game either because of physical or financial circumstances,” said Miklus. “We are coordinating this effort with Bobby Brown, who is expanding the vision for the center to include adults with physical disabilities, including veterans organizations,” she added.

Lacking the funds to hold a gala grand opening, the foundation is raising money to have a plaque in the center to officially recognize all who donated to the project.

For more information about the Miklus Foundation or the center, call 203-452-5188 or email miklusfoundation@gmail.com.