Bender golf tournament is Oct. 1

The sixth annual Bender Financial Group golf and tennis tournament to support Special Olympics Connecticut will be held on Monday, Oct. 1, at the Shorehaven Golf Club in Norwalk. To register, call (203) 380-9990, ext. 604 or email [email protected] Advance reservations are required. Sponsors and auction items are also being sought for the event.

The cost to golf is $300 per person; $1,200 per foursome. Lunch buffet will be provided at 11:30am, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration also includes greens fee, soft drinks snacks beer on the course and a cocktail and buffet reception and auction that will follow the tournament at 6 p.m.  Additional guests may attend the reception only. The cost is $100 per person.

The cost per tennis player is $125 (includes lunch). The women’s tennis tournament will take place at 9:30 a.m  (registration at 9) and the men’s tennis tournament will take place at 2 (registration at 1).  Lunch will be served in between the women’s and men’s tournament from 11:30  to 1.  Tennis players may opt to attend the cocktail & buffet reception and auction at 6 p.m. at the (additional) cost of $100 per person.

Proceeds from the Bender golf tournament will cover all expenses associated with sending athletes who participate in Special Olympics Connecticut’s golf program to the 2013 National Invitational Golf Tournament in Princeton, N.J.  There, these athletes will have the opportunity to enjoy camaraderie and competition with their peers from across the country.

“Our partnership with Special Olympics began over nine years ago. As an office, we wanted to encourage our financial representatives and their families to work collectively to give back to such an important organization,” said Phil Bender of the Bender Financial Group. “Special Olympics shares our company’s values of personal growth, enduring relationships and commitment to self and others,” he added.

As part of Northwestern Mutual, The Bender Financial Group of Westport provides innovative strategies and personalized solutions to help clients achieve their financial goals. Offices are located in Westport, Wilton, Fairfield and Rye Brook, New York.

Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for more than 13,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and Unified Partners (their teammates without disabilities). Through a myriad of initiatives throughout the state and the world, Special Olympics is a movement that’s changing attitudes and changing lives by inspiring inclusion, understanding and respect for people of all abilities, in all aspects of life.

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