Each June, The Village hosts the Foursomes for Fatherhood Golf Classic at Shuttle Meadow Country Club, Kensington, CT, to raise funds for our programs that provide fathers with the skills and support they need to be involved in the lives of their children.

At the 2018 tournament on June 11, Several sponsors and 114 golfers helped raise more than $90,000 for parenting and family support programs of The Village. Mark Montalvo (second from right) shared his story about how building a strong bond with his daughter also brought him closer to own father. Mark credits Edwin Castro, a Village family support specialist, with helping him strengthen both relationships. Also pictured are Galo Rodriguez, The Village president & CEO, Edwin Castro, family support specialist, and Brian Reilly, board member and event chair.

Read more about the 2018 tournament, presented by Travelers >


young_father_with_babyChildren Go Further with Fathers
The Village provides new and expecting fathers with skills and support they need to be involved in their children’s lives.  Many of the young fathers helped by The Village have not had a father or even a mentor to serve as a positive role model.

Here is why children need fathers in their lives:

  • 66% of African American children, 35% of Latino Children and 27% of Caucasian children live apart from their fathers
  • 85% of children with behavioral problems come from fatherless homes
  • Fatherless children are twice as likely to drop out of school
  • Youths are more at risk of substance abuse without a highly-involved father

Sign on as a Sponsor
We have several sponsorship levels available. Contact Matt Southward at 860-236-4511 x3358 or msouthward@thevillage.org.

QUESTIONS? Contact Matt Southward at 860-236-4511 x3358 or msouthward@thevillage.org.

Shuttle Meadow Country Club, Kensington
This classic 18-hole golf course was designed by renowned architect (and twice British Open Champion), Willie Park, Jr.   Shuttle Meadow has been privileged to host such prestigious events as the U.S. Amateur Qualifying Tournament as well as numerous Connecticut State Golf Association Championships.

The March 19, 2015 issue of Golfweek ranked Shuttle Meadow among the “Best Classic Courses in America.”  Shuttle Meadow’s ranking at No. 182 (No. 6 in Connecticut and the only Hartford County course in the category) places it among the elite three percent of classic courses in America as defined by Golfweek Magazine – a most distinguished achievement given the relative anonymity Shuttle Meadow has enjoyed since the club’s founding in 1899. The category includes some 6,000 courses built before 1960.

Check out their website: shuttlemeadowcc.com