DiMatteo charity golf tournament supports Shelton nonprofits

The DiMatteo Family Charitable Foundation raised more than $30,000 for three Shelton nonprofits: MovingWithHope, the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, and Spooner House.

Volunteers who contributed to the success of the ninth annual DiMatteo Family Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament at Oronoque Country Club in Stratford and raised over $30,000 for three area charities included, in the left row, (l-r): John DiMatteo of Bethany; Sue Doolan of Orange, Maria Rodrigues of Milford, Rosemarie Esposito of Shelton and Robert Lesko of Shelton; in the right row, Loretta Lesko of Shelton, Maureen Yash of Shelton, Christine Libby of Seymour and Barbara Gelozin of Shelton.��

Volunteers who contributed to the success of the ninth annual DiMatteo Family Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament at Oronoque Country Club in Stratford and raised over $30,000 for three area charities included, in the left row, (l-r): John DiMatteo of Bethany; Sue Doolan of Orange, Maria Rodrigues of Milford, Rosemarie Esposito of Shelton and Robert Lesko of Shelton; in the right row, Loretta Lesko of Shelton, Maureen Yash of Shelton, Christine Libby of Seymour and Barbara Gelozin of Shelton.

The foundation was established by the DiMatteo Group in Shelton. This spirit of philanthropy resulted in the creation of the DiMatteo Family Charitable Foundation nine years ago and their annual golf tournament.

The foundation was started as a tribute to Anthony “Tony” DiMatteo, their late father who was battling cancer at the time.

“Our Family Foundation is committed to supporting various organizations that have made a difference in the lives of our family, clients and staff,” said John DiMatteo, president of the DiMatteo Group.

“Since its inception, we are proud to have raised more than $300,000 for various well-known local and national charities that fund research, education and finding a cure for diseases,” DiMatteo said.

About the foundation

Founded more than 54 years ago, this family-owned and -operated business specializes in insurance, employee benefits, income tax and financial services. Giving back to the community is part of its mission of service.

Many area companies and business associates of DiMatteo Group contributed to the tournament as sponsors. Top gold sponsors included: the Southern New England Regional Office of The Hartford, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Haven, Liberty Mutual Insurance of Rocky Hill, and the DiMatteo Group.

At the silver sponsor level, sponsors were: Preferred Tool and Die Inc. of Shelton, and Fairway Payments of Alexandria, Va.

In addition, for the past nine years, Steve Geremia from Safelite AutoGlass of Bridgeport annually organizes a “Hit the Windshield” putting contest on the day of the tournament and donates the prize and the proceeds. Other major donors were Park City Ford of Bridgeport for the hole-in-one and signs by Think Link LLC of Shelton.

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