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Girl Scouts of Connecticut Tee-off for a Good Cause

August 1, 2008

Golf Tournament benefiting Girl Scouts raises more than $20,000
July 25, 2008- Girl Scouts of Connecticut teed off for a good cause at the 12th Annual Housatonic Classic Golf Tournament on Monday, July 21 at Tashua Knolls Golf Club in Trumbull. More than 70 were in attendance, including Trumbull First Selectman Raymond Baldwin, Jr.

The 12th Annual Housatonic Classic Golf Tournament raised more than $20,000.00 in support of Girl Scouting's personal and leadership development programs for young women.  In attendance were several Trumbull residents including Ronald Lesko, Rob Doris, Agnes and Leonard Farkas, Joanna Bruner, Mary Lako, Laurie Quatrella, Eric Martin, Mark Bolton and Peter DeBona.

During dinner, Girl Scouts Kristina Duffy and Tabytha Longway of Troop # 30228 Bridgeport spoke to the crowd of golfers about how the leadership opportunities afforded to them by Girl Scouts has changed their lives for the better. Without Girl Scouting, they wouldn't be the young women they are today.

Girl Scouts of Connecticut is known and respected for providing girls with varied and accessible opportunities and experiences for personal leadership growth. Girl Scouting across the nation is in the midst of a nationwide transformation that will strengthen the organization's position as the premiere organization for leadership development in girls.

Serving as the Dinner Host Sponsor for the 12th Annual Housatonic Classic Golf Tournament was General Electric Company; with Eastern Mountain Sports as the Box Lunch Host for the tournament.

Net proceeds from the 12th Annual Housatonic Classic Golf Tournament will support Girl Scout leadership experiences that help girls in grades K-12 bring out the best in themselves and their communities. Through effective Girl Scout programs, girls are encouraged to discover the world around them, connect with the needs of others, and take action to make the world a better place. Trained Girl Scout volunteers and professional staff help girls prepare for the challenges of today and the future by establishing positive values, building leadership skills, and developing self-esteem.

For more information about Girl Scouts of Connecticut call (800) 922-2770 or log onto

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