The first Rocky Hill Soccer Golf Tournament was held at Cedar Knob Golf Course in Somers Saturday.
The event was organized by the year old Rocky Hill Soccer Booster Club and sponsored by almost 30 companies. The tournament brought 96 players out to the links to raise money for the Rocky Hill High School boys and girls soccer programs. The money raised from the tournament will be used for new uniforms, equipment and other benefits such as motivational speakers.
The golfers, who included Rocky Hill players and coaches, along with family and friends paid an entry fee of $25 to play.
Following the action on the course, a generous buffet dinner and raffle were held.
Although they did not yet know the total amount of money raised by the event, the lead organizers of the Rocky Hill Soccer Golf Tournament were extremely pleased by its success.
“I’m very happy with the turnout and the money we are going to raise,” Bella Scalise, a member of the Booster Club and the parent of a player, said. “This is going to bring tons of benefits to the team that they have been wanting for a while.”
Mike Sweeney, the club member whose personal connections were responsible for bringing the tournament to Cedar Knob, echoed the tone of Scalise.
“This is a great event and I’m proud to see it happen. It should be an annual affair and the benefits will be long lasting.”
Men’s soccer coach Vic Santos put the golf tournament in perspective.
“This tournament will allow our team to do whatever we need to do for the kids. We’ll be able to get the uniforms, the equipment….basically anything they deserve. This was a great event and I want it to be an annual one.”