Boys & Girls Club Holds Annual Golf Classic

Aug 26, 2020

Contacts: Shaye Roscoe
Rich Carroll


Shelton, CT, August 26, 2020 – The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley Lower Naugatuck Valley held its annual John “Red” Larsen Golf Classic at Brownson Country Club on August 24. Following are the standings for this year’s winners:

Gross Overall

1st Place – Matt Andreana, Mike Andreana, Steve Geissler, Martin Occhino with a score of 56
2nd Place Jay Correia, Jim Queen, Doug Rossetti, Jeff Toni with a score of 57

Net Overall

1st Place Vincent Grabowski,; Lexanne Kroll; Rob Manger, Jr.; Joe Eaton with a score of 50
2nd Place Chris Jones, Ron Kearns Pat Kelley, Rob Smith with a score of 52

More than 50 organizations and individuals sponsored this year’s tournament, including our Gold Sponsors: Ultimate Software and an anonymous friend of the Club.

The annual golf tournament was named after Red, long-time Board member of the Boys & Girls Club. Red served on the Board for decades, and served as chairman of the golf tournament for more than 20 years. He would often be stuffing “tee favor bags” for the golfers the day before the tournament or putting sponsor signs out on the course early in the morning on tournament day. The tournament has run every year since 1972.

Clay Larsen, son of John “Red” Larsen, held a long-drive contest on the 16th hole. Any golfer who could outdrive Larsen received an extra ticket for the 50/50 raffle.

“The best part was to hear a number of great stories of how much my Dad made an impact on people,” says Larsen. “It was a great tribute to the Club for its impact in the community and a great tribute to Red, who loved the Club and loved the game of golf.”

The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley has been changing the lives of young people in our area for more than 60 years. With programs ranging from homework assistance to nutrition to sports, we help all young people to reach their full potential, but especially those from disadvantaged circumstances.

Proceeds from this golf classic are especially critical this year, in the wake of COVID-19. The funds raised will help us provide services regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, visit us at www.BGC-LNV.org.