ConnectFairfield is excited to announce their August event, FUN FORE Scholarship Fundraiser. The event is taking place on August 6th at Golf Lounge 18 located at 85 Mill Plain Road in Fairfield, CT.
Golfers and non-golfers alike are invited to attend a really fun afternoon of lawn games, virtual golf simulators, contests, food and drinks, and live music from The Ellis Island Band. Attendees are also encouraged to wear college apparel.
FUN FORE will benefit the Mike and Patti Fishbach Memorial Caddie Scholarship, which honors Debbi O’Keefe’s parents- “My mom, brother, and I started this scholarship after my dad died suddenly in 2014,” says O’Keefe. “Playing golf was something my parents enjoyed doing together. My mom quickly developed a love of the sport and would play several times a week. When she passed away in November 2022, we renamed the scholarship to also honor her.”
The scholarship was established in 2015 and is awarded based on financial need, hard work, and educational goals for a deserving caddie from Rockrimmon Country Club. Patti was an active participant in interviewing the five scholars and was especially proud in 2022 when Morgan Squires, the first female, was selected. Recipients have primarily been the first in their family to attend college, and have now graduated or are currently studying at Fairfield University Bellarmine, Housatonic Community College, Southern Connecticut, UConn Stamford, and UConn Storrs.
Debbi O’Keefe is a relationship builder. As founder of ConnectFairfield, she brings 25 years of experience planning and coordinating events with communities, businesses, social organizations, entertainment venues and educational institutions.
It was a natural journey that led Debbi to this moment. With the pandemic closing down life as people knew it, O’Keefe recognized that when the light would appear at the end of the lockdown tunnel she wanted to help the town return to its former vibrancy. Bringing people together whether it’s for social, economic or community functions is my passion. I love the process of collaborating and partnering toward a positive experience for everyone. With enormous contacts and partnerships built over years, O’Keefe has established ConnectFairfield to do exactly that by producing, promoting and providing entertaining and meaningful events that introduce the local community to each other.