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Sixth Annual Windham Golf Tournament "Fore" A Greater Cause

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. The 6th annual Morell Invitational Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, Sept. 28, at the Willimantic Country Club in Willimantic, Conn., to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Connecticut Chapter.

"We are confident that this year’s event will, again, be fun and memorable," said tournament co-founder Michael Morell, who, in memory of his mother, began raising funds in 1988 to help in the fight against MS. "Our tournament could not have entered its sixth year without the efforts of our dedicated committee, which includes Darren Chick, Alan Phaneuf, Mark Valliere, Penny Sullivan and Glenn Morell. I want to thank everyone who helps out each year to make the event as successful as possible."

Pre-registration is required by Sunday, Sept. 2. The cost is $90 per person ($65 for members of the Willimantic Country Club) and includes 18 holes of scramble-style golf with a cart, an after tournament party held at the French Club Pavilion on Country Club Rd., in Windham, Conn., which includes a delicious chicken or steak dinner and a cash bar.

Individuals and local businesses also make $50, $75 or $100 donations to be featured on the tournament tee shirts.

Morell and brother Glenn Morell first established a basketball tournament in 1988 to raise funds and later, in 2002, replaced it with a golf fundraiser. Last year, the tournament attracted more than 135 golfers between the ages of 16 and 80 and raised more than $4,500 to benefit the Greater Connecticut Chapter.

More than 6,000 Connecticut residents live with the effects of multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system. Symptoms can vary, from fatigue, changes in vision, stiffness, numbness and tingling and difficulties in speech to, in some cases, paralysis. The progress, severity, and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot be predicted. Funds raised through events, such as the 6th Annual Morrell Golf Tournament, ensure ongoing scientific research to find a cure and provide for the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the chapter to those in the state living with MS.

For more information on MS and its effects, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org or call the National MS Society at (800) 233-7617. For more information on the 2007 Morell Invitational Golf Tournament, please contact Nicole Marohn, associate vice president of development, at (860) 714-2300. To register for the tournament, or to become a tournament tee sponsor, contact Mike Morell at (860) 228-5046.

8/31/07

NOTE TO MEDIA:
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Phone: 860.714.2300, ext. 239
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