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K9S FOR WARRIORS, Travelers Championship, Liberty Bank Team Up To Aid Vets with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Posted on June 11, 2014

Write-up by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb As if the chance to see top notch professional golfers compete in person is not enough of an incentive to attend the upcoming Travelers Championship, here’s another. Travelers Championship has teamed up with K9s For Warriors and presenter Liberty Bank to help a Connecticut veteran struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. As part of a new initiative for Military Appreciation at the Travelers Championship, a “deserving veteran” will receive a shelter rescue dog which will be trained to become a service canine. The Travelers Championship is slated to get underway on June 16 and run through June 22 at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT. “We are honored to continue to support our military through programs such as…

Community Rallies to Make Inaugural “Golf Aid” Tournament a Success for Alex’s Lemonade

Posted on September 11, 2012

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett  Resulting in a tremendous turnout, relatives, friends and community members rallied around organizers of the inaugural “Golf Aid” Golf  Tournament held September 9, at Tower Ridge in Simsbury, Connecticut.  The event benefited Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit organization formed to raise awareness and funds to fight childhood cancer. Hampered early on by slow registration and a family crisis, the tournament was nearly scrapped. But by Sunday’s 1:30 p.m. shotgun start, the golfing roster was full. “We have 110 golfers,” said a beaming Sue Bowman, a Windsor, Conn. police officer and the event’s primary organizer. “I said to Sue, ‘no, even if it is just four of us, do not cancel it. Move forward with this tournament,’ ” recalled…

Upcoming Tavern Trot & ‘Lemon Aid’ Golf Tourney Among Benefits for Alex’s Lemonade Foundation

Posted on August 10, 2012

UPDATE 8/14/2012: According to organizer  Sue Bowman, registration for the first “Lemon Aid” Golf Tournament scheduled for September 9 has been slow. Anyone interested in participating is asked to contact her at or by phone 860-930-2029.   Story & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Early registration is underway for the 6th Annual Tavern Trot, a 3.5 mile road and trail race through the center of historic Windsor, Connecticut. Hosted by the Union Street Tavern at 20 Union Street, the race on September 16 welcomes runners and walkers and is a USATF certified qualifier for the Manchester Road Race. Same day registration will be held from 11:00 a.m to 12 noon. Start time for the race in 12:30 p.m.          …