Every summer, over 100 golfers representing businesses throughout the greater Milford area will hit the fairways for a good cause. The annual BIC Golf Classic, held at Mill River Country Club in Stratford, is presented by title sponsor BIC Corporation. The tournament benefits the Milford Chamber of Commerce Trust Fund which funds scholarships, student mini-grants and community outreach throughout the Greater Milford area.
The community is invited to participate and can register by calling the Milford Chamber of Commerce at 203-878-0681.
The BIC Golf Classic began in 1997 at the Golf Course at Yale. Approximately $12,500 was raised with 70 golfers. The tournament grew in 2002 when it was moved to Mill River Country Club in Stratford and now averages over 100 golfers raising approximately $30,000 for the Milford Chamber of Commerce Trust's scholarship fund.
BIC Corporation is the major tournament sponsor, and has been from the beginning. Ken Brannin, then VP of production with BIC, along with Kathy Alagno, Milford Chamber President, started the BIC Golf Classic in 1997. The tournament was started to benefit the Milford Chamber Trust which, at the time, was funding one $500 college scholarship. That number grew to $7,500 in year 2000 and now raises over $20,000 every year.
The Milford Chamber of Commerce Trust Fund was founded in 1981 for educational, charitable, scientific and literary purposes and is administered by the Milford Chamber of Commerce, Inc. The "Chamber Trust" is a nonprofit (501C-3). The Board of Trustees is comprised of Past Presidents/Chairmen of Milford Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Over the past 20 years the Chamber Trust has provided funding for multiple charitable purposes including humanitarian aid to victims of natural disasters through such groups as the United Way of Milford, American Red Cross, Beth-El Shelter, Rotary Foundation and Sandy Hook Fund.
To date, the Chamber Trust has encouraged and fostered educational goals by awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to area youth, as well as providing mini-grants to students in the Milford school system.
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