Greenwich’s Nethercott wins Kennedy Center golf scholarship

Martin D. Schwartz, left, President and CEO of The Kennedy Center in Trumbull, presented Kendyl Nethercott of Greenwich, right, a student at Greenwich High School, with a scholarship.

Martin D. Schwartz, left, President and CEO of The Kennedy Center in Trumbull, presented Kendyl Nethercott of Greenwich, right, a student at Greenwich High School, with a scholarship.

Greenwich High School student and golfing standout Kendyl Nethercott was one of 24 junior golfers from 11 communities throughout the state were awarded scholarships during The Kennedy Center 23rd Annual Charity Golf Classic.

Selection is based upon academic achievement, school and community leadership and golf proficiency. Martin D. Schwartz, President and CEO of The Kennedy Center in Trumbull, presented Nethercott with a scholarship.

This tournament was played at Shorehaven Golf Club in Norwalk and raised over $34,000 for underfunded programs for people with disabilities served by The Kennedy Center. Over 100 golfers swung their clubs for charity in one of the only tournaments in the state where junior golfers play with an adult foursome.

Junior golfers that range in age from 15- to 18-years-old played for free in this scramble-format, 18-hole classic. In total, nearly 500 junior golfers from Connecticut have received more than $230,000 in scholarship money. Co-chairs of the successful golf classic were Trumbull residents Stephen Donahue and Sean Carroll. The Probus Club also provided invaluable volunteer support.

 

Since its inception, the tournament has contributed over $568,000 for the benefit of children and adults with disabilities in the community to live a productive and fulfilling life.

The title sponsors of the tournament were the families of Diane Thompson of Sandy Hook and Julie and Doug Conley of Olney, Maryland, in memory of Fred and Fran Ahlbin.

Other generous sponsors included: ProAm sponsor Merit Insurance of Shelton, Invitational sponsors Donahue & Brown, LLC of Fairfield and The Hartford Insurance and Gold Ball sponsor GE Capital.

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