Old Timers to hold golf outing on Sept. 8 at Fairview

The Greenwich Old Timers Athletic Association has announced that the 17th annual Branca Brothers Charity Golf Outing will be held on Monday, Sept. 8 at the Fairview Country Club. This will be the first time that the event will be held at Fairview.

Play will be limited to 124 golfers on a first come, first served basis.

The registration fee is $350 per individual player.  Registration/lunch will begin at 11 a.m. with a shot-gun tee off/scramble start at 1 p.m. (beverages will be served throughout the entire outing, on the course), followed by a cocktail hour, dinner, raffle and door prizes, which will begin at 5 p.m.

Through its entry fees as well as the hole, bronze, silver and gold sponsorships, the golf tournament along with the annual dinner are the two major fundraising events that the Greenwich Old Timers Association holds each year.

The Branca Brothers Charity Golf Tournament began in 1997 and is named in honor of Joe and Jim Branca, founders of the Greenwich Old Timers Association.

“Their vision, more than fifty years ago, was to create an organization that would not just foster good fellowship, but would raise funds to promote and support youth athletes and sports programs in our community,” the association said in a statement. “Along with the promotion of and support of youth sports programs, the centerpiece of the Branca Brothers’ vision was the college scholarship program.”

Since its inception in 1960, the Old Timers have awarded college scholarships to ninety-six student-athletes. Overall, the Greenwich Old Timers Association has donated more than $650,000 in support of youth athletic programs and student athletes.

The Old Timers Athletic Association encourages golfers and sponsors to register for this event online on its website at www.greenwicholdtimers.org by Sept. 1.

For additional information on the tournament or the association, please contact Griff Harris at 203-869-9200 or by email at gharris@griffitheharris.com

Paul Schott