Middlesex United Way Young Leaders ready to take Putts for Purpose

The Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society will hold its third annual Putts for a Purpose Charity Miniature Golf Tournament at Torza’s Golf in Cromwell.

The event, June 21 at 5:30 p.m., will feature one round of miniature golf, dinner, drinks, and the opportunity to network — all for a worthy cause.

All the proceeds raised from the event will benefit Middlesex County schools for the purchase of much-needed supplies. Each $30 ticket includes a round of miniature golf, dinner and one draft beer. For teams who register as a foursome, tickets are $25.

Following the success of last year’s event, The Middlesex United Way Young Leaders Society has worked hard to ensure another successful outing.

Teams of four and individuals are encouraged to sign up, and experience is not required, as the evening is a fun time to connect with other young professionals in the area.


This year’s event is made possible by our presenting sponsor: TD Bank and Hole in One Sponsors: Best Cleaners, Disaster Restoration Services, Harding Development Group, Lafountain Immigration Law, Middlesex Hospital Homecare, Quality Landscaping and Rockland Fence, as well as Torza’s Golf and Taphouse 150. For information on sponsoring a hole, please contact Amanda Furlong at Amanda.furlong@middlesexunitedway.org or 860-346-8695.

Last year’s event raised more than $2,000 and sold out quickly. As an attendee of last year’s event, I can promise you this is one you do not want to miss. Not only is it for a great cause, but you will also be surrounded by a group of hardworking young professionals. I am so proud of our Young Leaders Society for stepping up to support local kids! To RSVP, please visit middlesexunitedway.org/yls or call 860-346-8695.


We are pleased to have gotten such tremendous feedback at our first ever Leadership Development Series cosponsored by the Young Leaders Society, MARC Community Resources and Marcum. The series aimed to help the future leaders of our community develop enhanced skills and networks to take on the challenges ahead. It covered topics surrounding governance, finances and development.

The series concludes at a speed networking event Wednesday at Vero Cucino Rustico in Middletown. At this event, young professionals will have the unique opportunity to network with representatives from the following nonprofits: Adelbrook, Camp Hazen YMCA, Columbus House, Connecticut Forest and Parks, Gilead, Manes in Motion, MARC: Community Resources, Middlesex United Way, Middlesex YMCA, Oddfellows Playhouse, and The Community Follows the Patriot.

The goal is to ultimately match young leaders with boards have an interest in. This event filled up quickly, but we look forward to hosting it again annually. If this is something you may be interested in, please contact Linda Iovanna at MARC Community Resources 860-342-0700, Ext. 211, for information.

The Young Leader Society is a group of committed, young professionals (40 and under) working together to advance the common good. Dedicated to growing the spirit of philanthropy, community advocacy, volunteerism and leadership, the Young Leaders Society provides opportunities for networking, learning and leading, and volunteering.

Its steering committee is made up of 15 dedicated leaders: Eric Kane, chair; and Amanda Knight, Brendan M. Kelly, Caitlin Finnemore, Diana Martinez, Eddie Carroll, Grayson Voges, Kevin Harris, Kristen Jensen, Lindsay Park, Meg E. Slater, Meghann Lafountain, Nicolette Marti, and Peter C. Rodrigues.