A crystal clear blue sky welcomed over 100 golfers to the Connecticut Golf Club as the Easton Community Center held its 9th annual golf tournament. The money raised by the entry fees and items up for raffle and auction all goes to the Easton Community Center and its teen center.
"It's really important that we have that cash flow coming in because we're a not-for-profit organization," Easton Community Center Chair Barry Raskin said. "We're here for the town. We're here for the children."
The teen center was the vision of longtime Easton residents and Easton Community Center founders Dot and Gil Larson as a place for kids to enjoy supervised activities including the center's basketball court, rock wall, and video game room.
"It's important to have that," Raskin said. "Especially in a small town like Easton where we don't have stores. We don't have a mall. We don't have a disco. We don't have any of those things. So the Community Center sort of serves those functions. It's a vital asset for the town."
Raskin was especially pleased with the continued support by the host Connecticut Golf Club, which is normally a private course. This was the fourth year the club hosted the ECC tournament.
"These guys are absolutely amazing," Raskin said. "It's the only golf course in Easton. It's a beautiful course. The staff here goes over the top to help us. They know it's for a good cause and they really help out."
For more information on Easton Community Center events visit their website .
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