In 1994 a dozen Burt Process Equipment personnel from the Manufacturing and Engineering departments got together to play what would be the first annual Burt Process Golf Tournament. For the first five years it was strictly an annual BPE employee outing, with a couple employee friends by special invitation. In 2000 several Vendors attended, along with a single Customer. Within two years the tournament had grown to include 60 employees, vendors and customers. Formal sponsorships were introduced and the event took off. In 2003 the event became a fundraiser as well, with a donation of $1,200 being made to the Saint Raphael Foundation. The event continues to grow and evolve from year to year, and we have been proudly hosting over 120 golfers each year since 2011. In 2014 we introduced the BurtGolf.net website to provide information to our golfers, share photos of past events, and provide greater visibility to our event sponsors.
Burt Process Equipment has a long history of supporting charitable endeavors whose services benefit the health and well-being of children, with donations to organizations including Toys for Tots, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Feed the Children Inc. and Bikes for Kids. Since 2006 we have raised funds for the Connecticut Children's Medical Center at our Annual Golf Tournament and Fundraiser, with over $92,500 being donated to date. The 2019 25th Annual Burt Process Tournament brought another record donation of $14,000! Despite COVID-19 and the postponement of the 26th tournament until 2021, Burt Process donated $7,500 for which the CCMC was very appreciative. In 2021 we provided a $15,000 donation to the foundation. We look forward to setting another donation record with the help of our sponsors and players in 2022!
There will be ample opportunities to help raise funds for the CT Children's Medical Center during the tournament, including a prize raffle, 50/50 raffle, Mulligan Sales and Buy the Drive Contest. Any participant that wishes to make a monetary or prize donation for the raffle is welcomed to do so.
The 26th Annual Golf Tournament and Fundraiser will be held on Friday, June 18th, 2021 at Lyman Orchards Golf Course in Middlefield, CT. The event kicks off with registration and breakfast at 8:00 am, followed by a shotgun start at 9:30 am on the Trent Jones Course. The tournament will be four-man scramble format, with complimentary beverages available on the course and lunch at the turn. Following play, we will have a tented banquet with awards ceremony and raffle drawings.
For additional information please contact AlanSpeckhart@burtprocess.com