10th Annual Golf Classic at Darien’s Wee Burn raises $ 185,000 for the Maritime Aquarium

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10th Annual Golf Classic at Darien's Wee Burn raises $ 185,000 for the Maritime Aquarium

NORWALK, CT – Among a field of 96 golfers, nine Fairfield men – in golf shoes – competed to support the Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk on May 24th and over $ 185,000 during the 10th Annual Golf Classic at the Wee Burn Country Club in . to collect Darien.

The nine fairfielders were Michael Diamond, Jeff Dunne, John Gover, Mark Keeney, Pat McAuliffe, Jason Meersman, Josh Olson, Scott Raasch and Fred Yanni.

“This event is always a fun and memorable outing, but even more so this year as it was the first major fundraising event the aquarium had since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out last year and of course since the logs were relaxed this spring . “Said Danielle Tranzillo, aquarium development manager. “We would like to thank the 96 golfers who have contributed so much and also the Wee Burn Country Club for welcoming us back to their beautiful course and facilities.”

The event included a delicious lunch to start the day, followed by 18-hole golf, animal encounters, live music from members of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, and a relaxing sunset dinner.

The funds raised by the Golf Classic support the aquarium’s living exhibits, marine science and environmental education.

Fairfield County Bank was the presenting sponsor, along with co-presenting sponsors New Canaan Funding and Spinnaker Real Estate Partners LLC.

Find out more about the aquarium’s special events, exhibitions, programs and more this summer at www.maritimeaquarium.org.

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WINNER PHOTO: (From left) John Harvey from Darien, Jason Meersman from Fairfield, Mike Paliotta of Westport and Josh Olson from Fairfield won the low gross price at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s 10th Annual Golf Classic on May 24th at the Wee Burn Country Club. More than $ 185,000 was raised as 96 professionals from the area supported the aquarium’s living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education. Find out more about exhibitions, programs and more this summer at www.maritimeaquarium.org. Photo credit: Maritime Aquarium

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