Wheeler’s 37th Annual Wheeler Golf Classic, presented by Mutual of America Financial Group for the fourth consecutive year, will take place at The Country Club of Farmington on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Registration is open, and sponsors, players, and prize donors are welcome.
“We are thrilled to welcome back Mutual of America Financial Group as our Presenting Sponsor, as well as longtime event supporter and friend, People’s United Bank, as our Platinum Dinner Sponsor,” said Sabrina Trocchi, PhD, MPA, president and chief executive officer, Wheeler. “Proceeds from this year’s event will support our Basic Needs Fund, which is an essential resource as our patients of all ages continue to weather the long-term emotional and economic effects of the pandemic.
“Our event sponsors, players, prize donors, and friends play an instrumental role in our ability to address pressing community needs. We are always so grateful for their support of our mission and the individuals and families we serve,” Trocchi added.
In 2021, the Golf Classic raised $52,000 to support Wheeler’s community health centers in Bristol, Hartford, New Britain, Plainville, and Waterbury, as well the Basic Needs Fund, bringing the total amount raised since its inception to more than $1.3 million.
Wheeler’s Basic Needs Fund addresses environmental and social factors that interfere with a patient’s health and well-being, but which are not addressed by other means of funding and allows Wheeler’s community health workers to address environmental and other conditions that might lead to poor health outcomes. Since 2018, contributions to the Basic Needs Fund have made a measurable difference in the lives of more than 5,500 patients.
About the Wheeler Golf Classic
The Wheeler Golf Classic was founded in 1986 by a group of business leaders and top companies, and some of the original supporters remain involved today. Event sponsors have participated since the tournament’s first year, sharing a commitment to improving the health and well-being of families and the community.
Proceeds from past Golf Classic events have helped Wheeler to address emergent community needs such as ensuring access to integrated primary and behavioral health services in underserved communities and providing a state-of-the art learning environment for students with emotional and behavioral challenges.
Wheeler provides comprehensive solutions that address complex health issues, providing individuals, families, and communities with accessible, innovative care that encourages health, recovery, and growth at all stages of life. Wheeler’s integrated approach to primary and behavioral health, education, and recovery creates measurable results, positive outcomes, and hopeful tomorrows for more than 50,000 individuals across Connecticut each year. Learn more: WheelerHealth.org.
Wheeler Family Health & Wellness Centers
Wheeler’s Family Health & Wellness Centers in Bristol, Hartford, New Britain, Plainville, and Waterbury offer integrated primary care and behavioral health care, addiction treatment, and complementary approaches to care.
Wheeler’s Family Health & Wellness Centers in Bristol, New Britain, Hartford, and Plainville are funded in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Wheeler is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).
Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial health insurance welcome. No patient will be denied health care services due to an individual’s inability to pay for services. Improvements to the Family Health & Wellness Center in Hartford are supported in part by the State of Connecticut Nonprofit Grant Program, the Connecticut Health & Educational Facilities Authority, the Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation, and the Ensworth Charitable Foundation. Additional support is provided by Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation.