(6/6/11) — A team of Webster Bank employees volunteered today at the Junior Achievement (JA) Governor's Classic golf tournament at Tumble Brook Country Club in Bloomfield, Conn., which Webster also sponsored. The day's activities included a best-ball-format golf tournament, a putting contest, lunch, a silent auction and cocktail party. Webster employees lent a hand throughout the day, registering guests, handing out gifts, working on the course, and serving as auction monitors.
"The day was a huge success, thanks in large part to the financial and volunteer support that JA receives," said Jerry Plush, Webster Bank vice chairman and chief operating officer, who is also on the board of directors of JA of Southwest New England.
The Governor's Classic is one of largest fundraising activities for JA of Southwest New England, raising more than $100,000 annually. Support of the tournament helps provide JA with the funds it needs to provide Connecticut children in kindergarten through grade 12 with an understanding of economics, business, personal finance and the world of work. Last year, JA of Southwest New England served more than 30,000 students in Connecticut communities.
In photo, from left to right, are Webster Bank employees Fred Smith, Tricia Bott, Amy Miller, Becky Lowry, Kathy Luria, and Mary Beth Hart.