The annual ECSU Foundation, Inc., Golf Tournament was held under sunny skies on June 17 at Lake of Isles in North Stonington. The tournament generated just under $70,000 with a full field of alumni, staff and friends in attendance. Since moving to Lake of Isles in 2006, the tournament has grossed more than $625,000.
Chartwells once again served as the title sponsor with Barnes & Noble College, First Niagara Private Client Services and Webster Bank serving as breakfast sponsors. Charter Business and Savings Institute Bank & Trust Company (SIBT) rounded out the list of lead sponsors.
A number of organizations have supported this key event for at least five consecutive years: Farmington Bank (five years); Connecticut Orthopaedic and Hand Surgery Center (six years); Blum Shapiro Foundation and CFM Construction (seven years); Walmart (eight years); First Niagara and Simplex Grinnell (nine years); SIBT (10 years); Windham Hospital and Windham Pepsi (11 years); Charter Communications and Constitution Coach (12 years).
"We feel extremely fortunate to have developed so many wonderful and supportive relationships with a number of corporations and businesses over the past decade," said Ken DeLisa, vice president for Institutional Advancement. "We are particularly indebted to the organizations that have made this important event a priority every June. Their loyal support has provided significant scholarship and programmatic support for Eastern and we are grateful."
The Walmart team led by captain Roger Noll, store manager of the North Windham Supercenter, won the tournament for the second straight year.