Golfing for a good cause took place at Burning Tree Country Club on Monday, as the Greenwich High football team held its annual Cardinal Quarterback Club golf fundraiser and dinner.
Numerous golfers turned out to play a round of golf and support the Greenwich football program — the largest program in the state.
“It is our program’s biggest fundraiser,” said GHS coach John Marinelli, who will start his fourth season at the helm in the fall. “It is a significant event on so many levels — it really is a community event.”
Like last year, the golf event was held at Burning Tree.
“It’s a marquee event for the program,” said Marinelli, whose team finished 12-1 last season and made it to the Class LL Tournament finals. “So many people were there. Graduates, alumni, current parents, past team parents — we even had some people who flew in for the event.”
All of the money raised at the event went to the GHS football program.
“So much goes into running a program, especially one of this size,” Marinelli said. “Events like this allows us to be more of a program than a team. It raised money for equipment, merchandise, camp scholarships, weight room equipment, software and technology.”
Tesh Durvasula, Mike Jedlicka and Rob Guerrieri each were each part of the golf committee that organized another successful golf fundraiser.