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TCPA Golf Committee mem-
ber
Bernie Bruder was a ten-
nis player when he was first
recruitedtoplayintheannualEduca-
tionalTrustFundtournament­which,
intheearlyyears,wasagolfandtennis
event.
Bruder chose golf over his beloved
tennisinthoseearlyyearsforonerea-
son:"Atenniscourtisatenniscourt;
I'dratherplayadifferentgolfcourse."
The ability to play a round on exqui-
site private courses (spanning from
Hartford and Farmington to New Ha-
venandWaterbury)isoneofthemany
reasons the annual Educational Trust
FundGolfTournament,nowinits18
th
year,drawsmorethan100golfersto-
gethereachyear.
The tournament, which is the major
fundraiser for the Educational Trust
Fund,startswithlunchandawarm-
up on the practice green, continues
with18holesofgolf,andculminates
in dinner and an awards ceremony
with raffle prizes large and small.
Past raffle prizes have included big-
screen televisions, iPads, round-trip
airfare, tickets to sporting events,
andmuchmore.
It's what goes on over the course of
theday,though,thatthemembersof
theCTCPAGolfCommitteelove.
"My favorite part is the camaraderie
andthesupportofagoodcause.It's
fun, no matter whether you play well
or play poorly," said CTCPA Immedi-
atePastPresident
GregLainas(who's
landed"closesttothepin"andplayed
onthewinningteamonce)."It'sthein-
teractionwithyourpeers."
And,Bruderadds,yourclients.
"It's just all networking," said Bruder,
who brings three clients every year.
By Caitlin Bailey O'Neill, Assistant Editor
Teeing Up a Good Cause
The
Educational
Trust Fund
Golf
Tournament