Victorian House Open 2014

For Immediate Release

Contact Name: Ron Bergamo, Tournament Co-Chairman

Contact Phone / Email: (203)-376-5429 / Ron@impactprod.com

Web Site for the event: - www.VictorianHouseOpen.com


The Victorian House Open is a proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project® for the last 8 years donates all net proceeds from the event to help honor and empower wounded service members. Donations to date for the first 7 years are more than $250,000.

Cheshire, CT. June 10, 2014 – The Victorian House Open (VHO), now in its 8th year, announced today that it is pleased to welcome Kara Sundlun, a two-time Emmy-award winning journalist as this years Master of Ceremonies. You can watch her live every weekday on WFSB, Channel 3 as the co-host of Better Connecticut. She also anchors Eyewitness News at Noon.


Kara will help us continue our tradition of fund raising for the Wounded Warrior Project® at this year’s golf outing is on June 24th at the Wallingford Country Club in Wallingford, CT. Although golf play is sold out, sponsorships are still available via their website at www.victorianhouseopen.com. VHO has raised $250,000 in its first 7 years. Already in 2014, VHO has held kick-off fundraisers and has raised $2,000 with the Hartford Restaurant Group/TD Homers in Southington, $17,000 from the members of Country Club of Farmington and $5,000 from a winter dinner dance and wine pairing at the Waverly Restaurant in Cheshire CT, with all wine donated by Southington Wine & Spirit Company.


Tournament Sponsor and Co-Chairman August Cipully said: “Given the current state of veterans support in this country and with media coverage beginning to wane as the war winds down, its more important than ever that we support our returning veterans. We get incredible support from our host, Wallingford Country Club, our kick off events, our golfers, our sponsors and all our friends in the Cheshire and Wallingford community who make this event what it is today. I know we are on track to raise the giving bar again.”


Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has recognized the Victorian House Open as one of their top 15 community events held each year and provides incredible support in their efforts in raising funds.


The Victorian House Open tournaments features golf, dinner at Wallingford Country Club, a raffle and a silent auction. This year the VHO is honored to welcome speakers from WWP, Jason Brasse and Deven Schei. Jason and Deven will discuss the wonderful efforts and triumphs WWP is making with our returning vets through their own personal experiences. We will also have an aerial drone videography donated by Notadrone and parachutters, from Aerial Pursuits, who dive and land on the 18th fairway displaying the American flag in tribute to our veterans.


Wounded Warrior Project® is an organization that helps foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of veterans in our nation's history through a full range of programs and services for severely injured service members and their families. The VHO Committee is looking to help WWP by growing the event to even greater giving levels and hope you will join in supporting this wonderful charity.  You can still donate to the event this year at www.VictorianHouseOpen.com


If you would like to become a sponsor or supporter of the event and help all those selfless men and women, please call Ron Bergamo at 203-376-5429, “Like” us on Facebook or visit the web site shown above.


Background Information Regarding the Wounded Warrior Project®:

The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors.  Its purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service members, to help severely injured men and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, apolitical organization

headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.

WWP provides programs and services to assist injured veterans and their families during their recovery, rehabilitation and transition. Whether through caregiver retreats, combat stress programs, career and education services, or adaptive sporting opportunities, Wounded Warrior Project’s vision is to help make this generation of wounded warriors the most successful and well-adjusted in our nation’s history. To learn more, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org


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