NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – The North Haven Professional Firefighters Association held a golf tournament Thursday morning to raise money for a good cause.
All proceeds from the tournament went to the Atlantic Regional Firefighters Burn Foundation, whose mission is to help burn survivors worldwide.
The event took place at the Orange Hills Country Club and included a breakfast, followed by 18 holes.
The foundation was formed for the purpose of financially supporting camps that specialize in accepting children who are burn survivors.
“We don’t use the word can’t up there. We really help them kinds overcome some of their physical and mental challenges, and let them just be kids for a week. They do things that normal kids do. They canoe, swim in the lake and play basketball. We have a ropes course. It’s just a great experience where we can let them just be kids and kind of forget about their injuries for at least a week,” said Mitchell Newcomer, chairperson for the North Haven Professional Firefighters Association.
The North Haven Fire Department lost two of its heroes in the past year, but firefighters said events like these help with morale.
“Matt and Anthony were two jokesters. They laughed any chance they could. So we’re trying to honor their memory. We always laughed with them, so we’re gonna continue to laugh,” said Mike Promichter, a North Haven firefighter.
News 8’s Rich Coppola was also at the tournament, taking part in the golf-filled day.