I have been fortunate for the last four years to be invited to attend Geno Auriemma’s “Fore The Kids” golf tournament at the Hartford Golf Club. This year’s event, the 10th annual, was expected to raise about $100,000 for the Connecticut Children’s Hospital. And what could be better than that?
I do not play golf. Never have. But it’s nice hanging out at a beautiful venue, such as HGC, and get caught up with Coach Auriemma, a very busy man these days.
“This involves a lot of things that I enjoy doing,” Auriemma said. “I can get out on the golf course, be around great people that I’ve gotten to know over my 10 years here. I can have a nice glass of wine at the end of the night and raise a lot of money for a great cause and a great bunch of kids. Their parents rely on that. The doctors count on it for their research.
“When you add it all up, you can be doing a lot of things on a beautiful day like today [Tuesday] but I don’t think I can imagine anything I could be doing that would match the opportunity I have here. There is nothing better than this.”
Auriemma was not planning to play. Instead, he just was going to scoot around the course in a cart and playfully try to disrupt anyone in the midst of a good round.
“Whoever is winning, my job is to screw up their scorecard,” he said.
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