NAFI CT/RI Putt & Pour

Thanks to Everyone Who Helped Make
Our First Putt & Pour a Great Success!

NAFI CT/RI Executive Director Lynn Bishop, center, with some of the team at the Putt & Pour.
NAFI CT/RI Executive Director Lynn Bishop, center, with some of the team at the Putt & Pour.

Our Putt & Pour golf and wine-tasting held Sept. 27 at Stanley Golf Course & Back Nine Tavern in New Britain, the only 2019 fundraising event for NAFI CT/RI, was a great success. The event raised nearly $20,000 to benefit the NAFI Enrichment Fund.

The Enrichment Fund pays for client and family needs not otherwise covered in NAFI budgets, making it a vital resource for NAFI CT/RI, which together serve nearly 2,000 children, adults, and families each year.

The Enrichment Fund enhances the lives of those we serve by providing educational, recreational, vocational, and cultural programming. In recent years, that has covered things like scholarships for college and vocational training programs, creating a library at our MDFT group home, assisting a family displaced by fire, and providing assistance with heating bills during the winter months.

The fund has also made possible cultural arts initiatives for our consumers, including trips to museums, summer camps, and dance classes for underserved youth.

“We are thrilled and gratified by the wonderful level of support for our first-ever Putt & Pour event,” said Lynn Bishop, Executive Director of NAFI CT/RI. “States continue to cut funding to nonprofits in their budgets, making the success of events like this one more critical. I want to personally thank all of our sponsors and everyone who attended Putt & Pour for the much-needed financial support that helps us make a truly meaningful difference in the lives of our consumers in special ways that are not funded under state contracts.”

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Putt & Pour event sponsor Sanjay “Sam” Shah with his Sammy’s Buyrite Liquors of Wethersfield team.
Putt & Pour event sponsor Sanjay “Sam” Shah with his Sammy’s Buyrite Liquors of Wethersfield team.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to event sponsor Sanjay “Sam” Shah of Sammy’s Buyrite Liquors of Wethersfield.

Additionally, thanks to our Platinum Sponsor, Mutual Property, and to the other wonderful sponsors listed below, who helped make the Putt & Pour so successful.

Arent Fox                                                                            Gold Sponsor

Enterprise Fleet Management, Inc.                            MJF Properties, LLC
Bronze Sponsor                                                                Bronze Sponsor

Integral Industries, Inc.                                                   Beth Rosica
Hole in One Sponsor                                                      Hole Sponsor

CT Capitol Group                                                             Brian Keyes
Hole Sponsor                                                                    Hole Sponsor

Employers Reference Source                                      Eleanor Smith
Hole Sponsor                                                                    Hole Sponsor

A&A Office Systems, Inc.                                              NAFI CT Therapeutic Group Homes
Hole Sponsor                                                                    Hole Sponsor

SafetyFirst Systems                                                       Prima Wellness, LLC
Hole Sponsor                                                                    Hole Sponsor

Kathleen Bishop-Heroux                                               Dr. Landau
Hole Sponsor                                                                    Hole Sponsor

Wicked Promotions                                                        Boston Financial Management LLC
Hole Sponsor                                                                    Hole Sponsor

Dr. Yitzhak Bakal                                                              Hildy Paris
Donation                                                                            Donation

Lynn and Brad Bishop                                                   Kim Opperman
Donation                                                                           Donation

John Benigni                                                                   Skip’s Auto Body, Inc.
Donation                                                                           Donation

John Landry
Donation