GREATER NEW HAVEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Announces New Date for the 25th Annual Scholarship Golf Classic

Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Aug. 7.

The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce (GNHCC) announces new date of Monday, August 27, 2018 for the 25th Annual Scholarship Golf Classic at the New Haven Country Club, 160 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT. The event was rescheduled from its original date of July 23, due to weather conditions.

Foursomes and sponsorships for the Golf Tournament are still available. The cost is $1,200/foursome or $300/individual and includes a full day of activities which include two hole-in-one chances to win a car, round of golf, a chance to win raffle prizes, a premium gift, swag bag, lunch, and cocktail reception. Businesses can join the tournament or donate funds through sponsorships. In-kind donations are welcome, and all donated promotional items will be displayed or handed out to approximately 150 business professionals.

“We invite golfers and businesses to join us in creating a day geared toward supporting our youth’s education,” said Garret Sheehan, president & CEO of the Greater New Haven Chamber. “It’s a great opportunity for people to relax and enjoy a day of golf, while giving back to the community.”

Five undergraduate students, with majors ranging from accounting, computer science and business technology will be recognized that day at the golf classic. The GOAL, Growing Opportunities for Advancing Learning, scholarship program, administered by the GNHCC’s Foundation, helps strengthen the connection between the business community and New Haven area college students. To date, the GOAL scholarship fund, has awarded over $70,000 to undergraduate students since 1995.

The 25th Annual Scholarship Golf Classic is made possible by the support of its strategic investors and sponsors, including Comcast Business, golf cart sponsor; DATTCO, cocktail reception sponsor; Halloran & Sage LLP, beverage station sponsor; Edge Technology Services, pro golfer sponsor; Neubert, Pepe & Monteith, P.C. driving range sponsor; The McIntyre Group; beverage cart sponsor; McDermott Auto Group and Crest Lincoln Jaguar, hole-in-one sponsors; Burzenski & Co., CPA, practice putting green sponsor; O & Co. Media, photography sponsor; Tyco Print & Promo, print sponsor; and media sponsors, New Haven Register; Inner City News; Ethnic Online; Outfront Media; and New Haven Biz.

Direct donations to the scholarship fund are made through the Foundation of the Greater New Haven Chamber and are tax-exempt. 100% of donations go directly to the scholarship recipients. Donations to the scholarship fund can be made at

“A huge thank you goes out to the sponsors, golfers and donors who help make this golf tournament an exciting and successful event,” adds Bob Cox, chair of the Scholarship Golf Classic planning committee and Partner, Halloran & Sage Law firm.

The Scholarship Golf Classic begins with registration at 10:30 a.m., followed by a cookout lunch at 11:30 a.m. A scramble format begins with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. A cocktail reception, raffle, and awards presentation begins at approximately 5:30 p.m. All non-golfers are invited to participate in the post-tournament activities.

For player registration and other information about the August 27 Scholarship Golf Classic, please contact Partnership Services at 203-782-4342 or or visit To make a tax-deductible donation to the GOAL Scholarship program, please visit

About Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce

The mission of The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce is to provide unrivaled partner services and lead regional economic growth through bold and effective advocacy. The Greater New Haven Chamber holds a 4-star accreditation by The U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on their communities. It is the only Chamber in Connecticut with Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber. The Chamber has had a rich tradition of supporting students of all grades through their educational endeavors including their administration of the annual New Haven Science Fair. To learn more, visit

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