The 8th Annual Milford Hospital Golf Classic will be held on Friday, Sept. 18, at the Mill River Country Club in Stratford.

The Golf Classic kicks off at 11 a.m. with registration, practice on the driving range and a putting contest. Shotgun start will follow at 12:30.

There will be a barbecue luncheon and multiple on-course contests, followed by a cocktail reception, dinner and awards ceremony. Each player will also receive a gift and group photo.  Registration deadline is Sept. 8.  Fee is $200 per person or $700 per foursome and space is limited.

Highlights of the day’s festivities include the opportunity to win one of several Hole in One prizes including a new car sponsored by Napoli Motors. In addition, the post golf dinner and awards ceremony will include a silent auction and raffle featuring: technology oriented items, sports memorabilia and other items. Dinner-only guests are welcome to join.

"We are extremely grateful for the support of our sponsors, players and volunteers who help to make this tournament a success year after year,"  said Joseph Pelaccia, president and CEO of Milford Hospital.  "Proceeds from events such as this provide important funding for us to remain at the forefront in providing technologically advanced, safe and effective healthcare to our patients and the community."

There are limited sponsorship opportunities still available. Individual playing spots and foursomes are filling up rapidly, organizers said. For player registration or sponsorship opportunities, call the Community Relations Office at 203-876-4060.

The event is presented in partnership with Carmody Torrance Sandak and Hennessy LLC. Other sponsors include: Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Connecticut, Beirne Wealth Consulting, Napoli Motors and numerous other community supporters.

As one of Milford Hospital’s largest fundraising events, proceeds from the 8th annual tournament will enable the hospital to better serve their patients and the community through funding enhancements to their infrastructure and programs, organizers said.