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Kelser Corp. drops golf balls from helicopter to benefit new cognitive health center


A local corporation hosted a charity challenge on Tuesday in Newington to benefit a new center for the Hospital for Special Care. 

The Kelser Charity Challenge, organized by Kelser Corporation in Glastonbury, took place at Indian Hill Country Club in Newington. It’s the organizations 22nd year holding the golf tournament and in 2017 it raised $17,500 for the center. 

The corporation says the event benefits the Hospital for Special Care’s new Center for Cognitive Health. They say the center will offer a comprehensive outpatient assessment and treatment program for midlife to older adults who present cognitive decline that is associated with aging, like Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

It is expected to be open on October 30th. 

This year the companies charity raised funds a little differently. 

Those in attendance were able to purchase many golf balls that were dropped from a helicopter onto the golf course, according to the organization. They say the person with the ball closest to the hole won half the pot, while the other half went to the Hospital for Special Care.

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