Capital Community College’s 2021 Golf Classic held at Keney Park Golf Course on May 7th drew more than 100 golfers and guests in support of Foundation scholarships and the OASIS Center for students with military service. The event raised $28,000 and net proceeds totalled more than $14,000.
The Eversource (ES) Veterans Association, the Tee Time lunch sponsor, was joined by Patron sponsors Duncan & Garcia Harris, FK Bearings and Rajashri Paricharak. In addition to 96 players, more than 30 organizations and individuals contributed to the second golf classic organized by the College Foundation.
Twenty-four foursomes participated in the Golf Classic that was postponed at this time last year because of the pandemic. Finishing in first place with a score of 61 was the team from Manchester Community College (MCC). Capital CEO Duncan Harris presented MCC’s Carl Stafford, Paul Nielsen, Brian Cleary and Peter Harris with the Capital Classic Cup. Second place went to Peralta Design and third place was won by the Braverman-Porowski foursome.
Volunteers included five student ambassadors who with Student Services Director Randall Ward helped organize the day’s activities, including Juljana Medolli, Evan Terry, Michael Johnson, Kishan Kunver and Issiah Percy Campbell.
This year’s volunteer Golf Classic Committee included Board members Attorney Dinora Lopez, Chairperson David McCluskey,Treasurer John Perkins, CEO and Foundation Secretary Duncan Harris, Amy Lemire, Donna Brown-Roberts, Gail Gardner Baxter, John McNamara, Kristen Guida, Milgrid Guzman, Marlene Hageman, Michael Ligon, Liza Iturrino, Eric Campbell, Vivian Nabeta, Alissa Palante, Randall Ward, John Lagosz, Meredith Dodge, Cathy Leary, Dawn Bunting and Maryjoan Forstbauer.
The Golf Classic Committee, building on the success of the 2019 inaugural classic and this year’s event, announced the 2022 Golf Classic will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022.
The Veterans OASIS Center for which funds were raised is a gathering place for veterans to meet each other and receive peer support, as well as to gather information about VA programs and benefits. The OASIS is equipped with computers, a lounge area with TV, Keurig, microwave, refrigerator and comfortable furniture and is located on the 4th floor of the 950 Main Street campus. The Veterans Club is a club for veterans by veterans that support each other. Veterans can network, team build, socialize, provide community service and share experiences. Capital Community College is also a member of the Student Veterans of America (SVA)
The Capital Community College Foundation maintains annual and endowment scholarship funds and provides merit and need-based scholarships each year to new and continuing students. A portion of proceeds will be benefit the annual scholarship fund.