Third annual Jete Open charity mini golf tournament to benefit elementary school

Avon’s Connor Harris (62) is the organizer of the Jete Open, a benefit miniature golf tournament.

AVON — The third annual Jete Open charity miniature golf tournament will be held on Sunday, October 15, from noon to 4 p.m. at Farmington Miniature Golf on Route 4 in Farmington. The tournament is being organized by 17-year-old Connor Harris, a senior at Avon High School.

For $15, golfers can play a round of golf and get an ice cream at the end. Proceeds from this year’s tournament will go toward purchasing baseball equipment for the Vance Elementary School in New Britain.

“This gives them a chance to play the greatest sport in the world which every kid should have a chance to do,” Harris said. Harris was a pitcher on the Avon High baseball team last spring and on the Avon American Legion baseball team this summer that won their second straight Zone 1 championship and played in the state tournament.

Clubs and balls ready for play at Farmington Mini Golf.

In 2015, the first Jete Open charity tournament raised nearly $1,900 for the family of Jason Bukowski, the freshman baseball coach at Avon High who was hurt in a collision with a bicycle rider at the Plainville High baseball complex. A year ago, proceeds from the tournament went to the Freedom Guide Dog Foundation in upstate New York.

People interested in playing can e-mail Connor Harris at Jete23.ch@gmail.com or show up at the course on the day of the event. Donations are also welcome. Sponsorships are still available, too. Please email Harris if you want to be a tournament sponsor.

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