Save The Date: Golf & Tennis Classic
2016 Golf & Tennis Classic, Monday, September 12, 2016
Brooklawn Country Club
500 Algonquin Rd, Fairfield, CT
The 21st annual Golf Classic will begin with lunch at the grill and is followed by a round of golf at one of the premier private clubs in Fairfield County, Brooklawn Country Club. The majestic club features an 18-hole bent grass course with slight hills and water hazards at several holes. After golf, relax in the clubhouse or on the veranda and enjoy conversation with fellow players as cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres are served. A raffle and brief awards ceremony will top off the day.
▪ Registration & Warm-Up: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
▪ Lunch: 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
▪ Shotgun Start: 12:30 p.m.
▪ Cocktails, Heavy Hors d’oeuvres and Awards Presentation: 5:00 p.m.
Women’s Tennis Classic
The annual Women’s Tennis Classic will begin with a light breakfast and a round-robin tournament follows. After playing, relax and mingle with fellow guests while enjoying lunch on the patio. A raffle and brief awards ceremony will top off the morning.
▪ Registration & Light Breakfast: 9:00 a.m.
▪ Play Begins: 9:30 a.m.
▪ Lunch, Raffle and Awards Presentation: 12:00 p.m.
FCA’s Golf & Tennis Classic Packet
2016 Golf Classic Registration
2016 Tennis Classic Registration
Let’s Close the #DiaperGap
Through the month of June, the Family & Children’s Agency Junior Board of Advisors invites you to donate to the FCA Diaper Drive Collection.
Did you Know?
- 1 in 3 moms struggle to afford diapers for their babies
- In some cases, moms have cleaned and reused soiled diapers
- On average, low-income families spend $936 per year on diapers, nearly double the amount of higher income familes
- The inability to afford diapers is leading cause of mental health problems among new mothers and their babies
Diaper Drive Collection Drop-off Locations:
140 Water Street
9 Mott Avenue
Can’t drop off and need an online option? Purchase via our Amazon Wishlist and items will be shipped directly to FCA.
**All diaper sizes and brands are welcome
Changing Lives at One Child at a Time
Tavares Perkins, raised in Bridgeport, has made it his mission to give back to his community in more ways than one. “After several years in the world of finance, I realized that I did not love it” reflected Tavares during our interview. Thus, he returned to school to receive his masters in education. Now, Tavares been a teacher in the Bridgeport School District for 7 years and has won the prestigious award of Outstanding Teacher of the Year 2016, for Bridgeport Public Schools.
Tavares seems to live by several mottos, “Do something that makes you happy” and “Live as a good example” he says. These sentiments led him to volunteer with the Family and Children’s Agency in Norwalk (FCA). During his time at FCA, Tavares hosted four foster children and currently is hosting one. Tavares is also involved with the Respite program where he provides social weekend activities for children in foster care, allowing “free-time” for foster parents to run errands or attend appointments. Outside of FCA, Tavares works with children in his community. “This is my neighborhood, nobody else is going to fix it for me,” said Tavares. He likes to work locally because he wants to give back to children who need a good role model that is a product of their own environment. Tavares initiated a boys group, in his school, that is involved in community service. Tavares also mentors the boys and takes them out for social and physical activities, and even some college tours. “I do what I can because it is important to give back and I know what hard times are like” Tavares said about, why he started the boys group.
In May, the Bridgeport Public Education Fund, Awarded Tavares Perkins for Excellence in Education with the Bridgeport’s Outstanding Teacher Award 2016. It was “shocking, exciting but a humbling situation,” says Tavares, as he was unknowingly nominated by his school principal and peers. Although “It feels good when people recognize you have good intentions”, he volunteers because he loves help those in need and is always willing to lend a hand. Tavares advises those who wish to follow in his footsteps that first step is “Seeing that there is a need and being open to helping people in a different way”. Tavares also recognizes that many people may not have the money to help others and he suggest that “If you do not have money, donate time”. Tavares emphasizes the importance of giving back when he says “pour into someone while you have the time and energy”.
FCA is very thankful to Tavares and the many volunteers who devote their lives to better those of others.
Lia Tavarez, Wilton High School, FCA Communications Intern 2016
Our goal is to prevent child abuse and neglect by increasing the participation of fathers in the lives of their children, increasing the fathers’ knowledge about their children’s developmental needs, and promoting bonding and attachment between fathers and their children.
Learn more about FCA’s Family Support services here.
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