30th Annual Glenn T. Packard Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Friday, August 13 at Oak Ridge Golf Course. For over a quarter of a century, this has tournament has benefited Suffield’s student athletes and community. Raising over $400,000 in the past 30 years, these proceeds have provided construction of the “Rotary Hut” at SHS, new Little League batting cages, Athletic Field Emergency Defibrillators, baseball and softball dugouts at SHS, Babb’s Beach improvements, the PTO Playscape, a scoreboard for the SHS swim team, the Lacrosse scoreboard, a track timing system at SHS and much more.
Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. with coffee and Donuts at 8 a.m. The Shotgun tournament begins promptly at 8:30am. At the end of the “golf day” there will be an hour of open bar and a buffet dinner, followed by a brief ceremony and selection of raffle prizes.
The tournament honors Glenn T. Packard, the son of Warren and Flo Packard. Glenn grew up in Suffield where he was an outstanding three-sport (soccer, basketball, and baseball) athlete at Suffield High. He was an All-State player on the state championship soccer team in 1978. Moreover, by all accounts, he was as great a person in high school as he was an athlete, displaying maturity and compassion for others well beyond that typically demonstrated at that age. After attending the University of Notre Dame, Glenn returned to his hometown, and, with his wife Sandy, began to raise his new family, with daughters Marissa and Rachel and son Colin. True to his values, he was a volunteer coach for soccer and basketball and volunteered assisting inner-city children.
In 1992, at the age of 31, Glenn was tragically killed in a fluke motor vehicle accident on I-91. Within weeks, his long-time friends Mark and Karlene Sullivan decided that his life needed to be memorialized. They created a foundation in Glenn’s name and started a golf tournament to raise funds for it. The objective was, is, and has always been, “to enhance the quality of educational sports and recreational programs in the community” and “… to achieve these goals by employing the integrity, determination, enthusiasm and charitable spirit that Glenn demonstrated throughout his life.”
Please call or email Paul Muska 860-966-2825 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a registration form or become a sponsor or visit www.suffieldrotary.net.