Milford Rotary honors restaurateur for help with golf fundraiser

MILFORD – The Milford Rotary Club recently presented George Sklavounos, the owner of Giorgio’s Ristorante & Meze Bar and Giorgio’s Ristorante & Martini Bar, with the Paul Harris Award for his service to its annual 100 Holes of Golf in One Day fundraiser.

Year after year, Sklavounos has selflessly donated his time and delicious food for the dinner at this annual event.

“George has really gotten behind this event, which has evolved into our Rotary Club’s most important and successful fundraiser,” event Co-chairman Marc Chareth said. “George and his team from Giorgio’s have fed our volunteers and many hungry golfers each year for over 10 years now at our post-tournament banquet. We can’t thank him enough for his continued support.”

The Paul Harris Award, named after the founder of Rotary, is one of the most significant awards in Rotary. Every Paul Harris fellow receives a pin and certificate. This identifies the fellow as an advocate of world peace and international understanding.

The 21st annual 100 Holes of Golf in One Day Tournament will be Friday, July 31, at Amherst Country Club. The tournament brought together 58 golfers and countless volunteers for a day of fun and golf last year. Since its first year, this tournament has raised well over $900,000 and benefited thousands of area residents through scholarships and grants from the Milford Rotary Club Foundation.

Proceeds are raised through the sale of raffle tickets and sponsorships. Raffle tickets are $20, with 10 cash prizes totaling $12,500. Attendance at the tournament isn’t required to win.

Raffle tickets also include coupons from local businesses, including $20 off a $50 dinner purchase at Giorgio’s, $10 off a full-service oil change at Valvoline in Milford, and discounts at Shattuck Paving and The Copy Shop.

To buy tickets, email Cynthia Dokmo at cyndokmo@aol.com.

If you are interested in selling raffle tickets to raise money for your nonprofit, email Paula Telage at ptelage@yahoo.com.

If you are interested in a tee or green sponsorship, email Tom Quinn at tom@tfqtitle.com.