BRISTOL – The Bristol Rotary Club will be holding its third annual Miniature Golf Fundraiser Sunday, Sept. 12 at Hidden Valley Miniature Golf & Waterfront Grill in Southington.
The fundraiser tournament will be held, rain or shine, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the golf course at 2060 West Street, Southington.
Participants will have the opportunity to play a fun round of 18-holes of golf, take part in a Hole-in-One competition, enter a 50/50 raffle, and try their luck winning drawing prizes. Each player will also go home with a goodie bag.
Proceeds will benefit local youth initiatives and scholarships for Bristol Central High School InterAct Club students. The InterAct Club is a youth branch of Rotary.
Patti Philippon, chair of the Bristol Rotary Club's mini golf committee, said the club had held a traditional golf tournament for more than 30 years. Then, three years ago, the committee decided to make some changes and play mini-golf instead. Hidden Valley has served as a presenting sponsor for each of the club’s mini golf events.
"It is something that appeals to all ages, whether you are 2, 20 or 80,” Philippon said.
In its last two years, the mini golf tournament has had more than 100 people participate. The event has raised more than $10,000 to support scholarships and local youth activities.
"We are very gratified to be able to support our community in this way,” Bristol Rotary Club President Angelique Snow said.
The Bristol Rotary Club was founded in 1927 and supports a wide range of programs, including local healthcare facilities, early education initiatives, museums, historical entities and environmental and scientific programs.
"Our focus is largely directed toward causes which address the needs of the young people of the community," Snow said.
Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and under. Day-of-tickets can be purchased by cash or Venmo.
For more information, visit bristolrotaryclub.org.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or email@example.com.