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"I'm a horrible golfer ­ I barely finish
18holes,"shelaughed."Ijustlovethe
peoplewhocomeouteveryyear."
"Skill has nothing to do with this,"
Lainasagreed."It'sabouthavingafun
day with your contemporaries for a
greatcause.Whoknows­youmight
meet someone who'll make a differ-
ence in your life, renew old acquain-
tances,ormakeanewfriendforlife."
Moran-Berry,aself-proclaimed"com-
petitive mini-golfer," urged any inter-
ested CTCPA members to give the
tournamentatry.
"Play one year," she recommended.
"Tryitout.Signup,getyourbuddiesor
yourgirlfriendstogether,andjustplay.
It'snotjustaboutgolf;it'saboutraising
money,networking,meetingpeople."
"Ifyougettherightfoursome,it'sfun.
It's as competitive or serious as your
foursomewantstoget."
(Don't have a complete foursome?
There'salwaysroomforsinglegolfers,
too!)
Whether you're hitting the green or
not,theGolfCommitteewantsCTCPA
members to remember where the
money goes: scholarships for tomor-
row'sCPAs,whoarethefutureofthe
profession.
"The tournament and the Educational
Trust Fund help ensure the continua-
tionofagoodcropofCPAsyearafter
year,"Moran-Berrysaid,acknowledg-
ing the "financial burden" the educa-
tionandexamrequirementscanbe.
"Ifyou'renotgoingtobeabletogetin-
volvedinthegolftournament,makea
smalldonationtotheEducationalTrust
Fund," Bruder agreed. "Twenty-five
dollars. If everybody did that ­ wow,
whatadifferencethatwouldmake."
CTCPA Staff Liaison
Bonnie Olivieri,
who'sbeeninvolvedinthegolftourna-
mentfor12years,islookingforwardto
theSeptember24event.
"The `behind-the-scenes' planning is
time-consuming," Olivieri said, "but
at the end of the day, it's extremely
gratifyingtoknowthattheplayersand
theirguestshadagreattimeandsup-
ported a great cause. It makes it all
worthwhile."
Register for the 2012 tournament at
www.ctcpas.org/golf.
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Whether you're hitting the green or not, the
Golf Committee wants CTCPA members to remember
where the money goes: scholarships for tomorrow's
CPAs, who are the future of the profession.