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Sixth Annual Windham Golf Tournament Raises $5,500 "Fore" A Greater Cause

Sixth Annual Windham Golf Tournament Raises $5,500 "Fore" A Greater Cause

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Sixth Annual Windham Golf Tournament Raises $5,500 “Fore” A Greater Cause

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. The 6th annual Morell Invitational Golf Tournament, held on Friday, Sept. 28, at the Willimantic Country Club in Willimantic, Conn., raised $5,000 to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter.

“The event was great again this year,” said tournament co-founder Michael Morell, who, in memory of his mother, began raising funds in 1988 to help in the fight against MS. “One hundred twenty eight golfers came out to compete. Our tournament could not have been such a success without the efforts of our dedicated committee, which includes co-founder Glenn Morell, Darren Chick, Alan Phaneuf, Mark Valliere, Penny Sullivan and Jill Elliott. I want to thank everyone who helps out each year to make the event as successful as possible.”

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 raised more than $4,500. Over the past five years, the Morells have raised nearly $15,000.

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 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) FIGHT.MS. For more information on the 2008 Morell Invitational Golf Tournament, or to become a 2008 tournament tee sponsor, contact Mike Morell at (860) 228-5046.

 

10/11/07

 

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