Curtiss Ryan Honda of Shelton to sponsor golf tournament

Curtiss Ryan Honda of Shelton is set to once again be the Hole-in-One sponsor for the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley’s annual John “Red” Larsen Golf Classic on Monday, August 31, 2015, at Oronoque Country Club in Stratford. Hot Tamale Mexican Grill & Bar of Seymour are the Skill Prize sponsors.

The tournament will begin with an 11 a.m. registration and lunch, followed by a 12 p.m. shotgun start. Entry fee of $200 per golfer includes 18 holes of golf and cart, driving range, buffet lunch, refreshments on the course, social hour with open bar and dinner (after golf), and tournament gift. A raffle, as well as live and silent auctions will also be available.

Entries should include names, handicaps, and contact email or phone number sent to John “Red” Larsen Golf Classic, Boys & Girls Club LNV, One Positive Place, Shelton, CT 06484. Checks should be made payable to the Boys & Girls Club LNV.

Anyone wishing to become a sponsor, purchase a tee sign, or donate an auction item should contact John Schaible of SCHUTZ Dental Group at 203-922-1484 or Ann Wheeler at203-924-7462,

Gold Tournament Sponsorships of $2,500 include a foursome of golf, tee sign, recognition at the awards dinner, inclusion in press releases, and a full-page ad in the tournament program. Silver Sponsorships of $1,500 include a foursome of golf, 3/4-page ad in the program, and sign. Beverage Cart Sponsors of $1,000 receive ½-page ad in the program, a large sign on the beverage cart, and a tee sign. Bronze Sponsors of $1,200 receive a ½-page ad in the program, tee sign, and foursome of golf. Green Sponsors of $500 receive a ½-page ad in the program and a tee sign. Tee Sponsors of $125 receive a listing in the tournament program and tee sign. Deadline for all sponsorships is August 3.

The Boys & Girls Club Golf Classic, which has run 43 consecutive years since 1972, is dedicated to John “Red” Larsen. Red participated in almost every tournament and was Chairman for more than half. It was common to see Red stuffing “tee-favor bags” on Sunday night or putting out sponsor signs in the morning mist. His love for children and his dedication to our Boys & Girls Club were rivaled only by his love for his family and the game of golf.

The Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley has been changing the lives of young people in our area for 60 years. With programs ranging from homework assistance to nutrition to sports, we help all young people to reach their full potential, but especially those from disadvantaged circumstances. Proceeds from this golf classic will help us provide services regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, visit us at