Kennedy Center Charity Classic

The 22nd annual Kennedy Center Charity Golf Classic will be held on  Monday, June 24, at Shorehaven Golf Club, 14 Canfield Ave, Norwalk, and benefits people with disabilities who participate in The Kennedy Center Day Support Program.

The tournament also features junior golfer from throughout the state, who are paired with adult golfers.

The tournament opens with registration and lunch at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun tee-off format at 12:30 p.m.

The evening’s festivities include a social hour, dinner and awards beginning at 6 p.m.

The Junior Scholarship and Title Sponsors of the Tournament are the families of Diane Thompson of Sandy Hook and Julie Conley of Olney, Maryland, in memory of Fred and Fran Ahlbin.

Other major sponsors deserving credit for their generosity include: Merit Insurance in Shelton, as the ProAm Sponsor, and Donahue & Brown, LLC in Fairfield, as the Invitational Sponsor.

The individual player fee of $350 includes lunch, an afternoon scramble or best ball tournament featuring foursomes matched with a junior golfer, a social hour and awards reception, sit-down dinner and numerous golf prizes.

For one lucky golfer, a hole-in-one jackpot of $50,000 will be awarded.

Sponsorship opportunities and player reservations are available by contacting at The Kennedy Center, 203-365-8522, extension 216 or visiting

Since the tournament’s inception, over $525,000 has been donated to The Kennedy Center.

This community-based rehabilitation organization currently serves 2,000 individuals annually from birth through seniors who have disabilities or special needs.

Golfers also get a chance to mentor and support junior golfers throughout the state.

This scholarship program has awarded over $210,000 to more than 450 young men and women golfers to pursue their college education.

Selection is based on academic achievement, school and community leadership, and golf proficiency and is open to junior golfers aged 15 through 18, who play free of charge in the 18-hole tournament.