First Education Foundation fundraiser nets money for teacher grants and more

The Milford Education Foundation held its first Mini-Golf Classic at The Sports Center of Connecticut in Shelton on Saturday, Oct. 19. The sold-out event was attended by 150 golfers, over 20 volunteers and many spectators.

“We are so pleased with the turnout at our first fundraiser,” said James Maroney, president of the foundation. “The Milford Education Foundation began work just this summer and we are amazed at the support we are receiving from our community. We are going to be able to bring some fantastic educational events to Milford. We're looking forward to next year's tournament.”

The winner of the 18-and-over tournament was Helen Williams who received a venerated tie-dyed jacket, a gold putter and a $25 gift certificate to SBC restaurant.

“We want to thank everyone who participated,” said Jorge Santiago, Milford Education Foundation co-vice president and event coordinator. “Our volunteers, golfers and sponsors were all very supportive of MEF and had a wonderful time at the event. The attendance and money raised far exceeded our expectations.”

Santiago also thanked the many local businesses who donated prizes and raffle items.

The funds raised from the event will help support efforts such as teacher mini-grants. The Milford Education Foundation will also be bringing the Connecticut Invention Convention to Milford with winners of the local fairs attending the renowned event in Hartford in the spring.

Minds In Motion, a half-day student enrichment program featuring hands-on, interactive, fast-paced workshops will be held on March 15 at Jonathan Law High School.

Major sponsors of the Milford Education Foundation Mini-Golf Classic were The Milford Bank, Hubbell Incorporated, and Mathnasium of Milford.