Gifts of Love Announces Exciting Details for 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

 Gifts of Love, a non-profit that helps individuals and families in 43 Connecticut towns regain self-sufficiency after a crisis, is challenging golfers across the state to demonstrate their “chari-tee” spirit at the organization’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament.  This year’s fundraising event will be held on Monday, May 20, 2024 at the Golf Club of Avon in Avon, Connecticut, and proceeds will directly assist local residents with vital, basic needs, such as food and clothing.

“Not only can golfers play at one of the finest courses in New England, but they can also make a positive difference to a neighbor in need,” said Lisa Gray, Executive Director of Gifts of Love. “Due to recent cuts in benefits combined with inflation, now more than ever, this event is critical for our mission.”

Gray notes that the tournament is a fun day of golf for players of all levels, complete with coffee, lunch and access to the Hooker Brewery Draft Beer Truck and the Litchfield Distillery carts. Immediately following the competition, participants will have the opportunity to network, and enjoy dinner at the clubhouse, while bidding on amazing live auction and raffle prizes, with beloved NBC-CT Meteorologist Bob Maxon serving as the official emcee.

The Gifts of Love 4th Annual Golf Tournament opens for registration at 10:30 a.m. and begins with shotgun start at 12 p.m. To increase the competitive spirit, there will be various on-course contests and activities, including a putting contest, a longest drive contest, and a closest to the pin challenge. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each contest during a special awards ceremony during dinner.

“Last year, we attracted 138 golfers to our signature event and we hope to increase that number at this year’s fundraiser so that we can continue to serve the influx of clients we’ve seen in the past year,” adds Lisa Gray. “The need has never been greater as we saw our client visits increase by 87 percent in 2023 over 2022 in our two office locations in Hartford and Avon.”

Registration for the tournament is now open at The cost is $275 for an individual golfer and $1,000 for a foursome. For non-golfers who still want to participate, dinner including open bar is $75. Deadline for registration is Saturday, May 11, 2024 . Various and customized partnership opportunities at all levels are available for businesses and organizations and most include the opportunity to play the course. Contact or call 860-676-2323 for more information.

About Gifts of Love

Gifts of Love, with offices in Hartford and Avon, responds to the needs of working individuals and their families who have been impacted by financial crisis by providing food, clothing, household necessities and self-sufficiency consultation. Most importantly, Gifts of Love provides a sense of hope to those in search of a better future. For over three decades, the organization has provided short-term programs and education that help working families attain financial independence. For more information visit


PHOTO:  NBC-CT’s Bob Maxon will emcee the 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Gifts of Love, a non-profit organization that helps individuals and families return to self-sufficiency after a financial crisis. Tim Ellsworth of Windsor, who won the Hole-In-One Contest last year, will also participate in the signature fundraising event on May 20, 2024.

Photo Credit: Gifts of Love

Submitted by Alisa Picerno

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