Golf Tournament to Benefit Connecticut's Only Zoo

Fri, 09/21/2012

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - September 21, 2012 - Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo will host its 6th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, October 1, 2012, at the exclusive Connecticut Golf Club in Easton, Connecticut. Now a signature annual fundraising event for the Zoo, players can enjoy a fantastic day on the links while supporting Connecticut's only zoo. The course features a rating of 73.5, a slope rating of 136 on Bent grass, offering a welcome challenge to even seasoned golfers.

"As we celebrate our 90th birthday, it is more important than ever that we invite the community to participate in our golf tournament, which will provide much needed financial support for the coming year," explained Zoo Director Gregg Dancho.

Designed in 1966, the Connecticut Golf Club provides ideal playing conditions with a retreat-like backdrop.  This course is one of the most dramatic in the northeast, featuring tee boxes on top of rock outcroppings, with vistas of valleys and fairways spread below. 

The tournament is a four-person "best ball" tournament, with a shotgun start beginning at noon. Participants will vie for prizes in categories including a hole in one contest, as well as straightest drive and closest to the pin.  Players also will enjoy goody bags, a silent auction, raffle, lunch, and dinner as they round out this terrific day at the course. 

Golfers and sponsors may register by e-mailing Emily Bobowick at or by calling (203) 394-6569.

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is closer than you think and is open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Adult admission (ages 12 & older) is $12.00, children (ages 3 -11) and senior admission (62 and older) is just $10.00, and children under 3 years old are free. Zoo members are also admitted free. Parking at the Zoo is free of charge. For information, call: (203) 394-6565. Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is located at 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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