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Openings remain in Richard Migli fundraising golf tournament

The late Richard Migli

AVON – There are still openings for golf for those who would like to participate in the Avon High Booster Club’s 28th annual Richard Migli fundraising golf tournament on Monday, Oct. 17, at the Golf Club of Avon.

Proceeds from the event are used to fund essential equipment for teams in the Avon High athletic programs as well as annual scholarships for graduating students each spring.

Migli was a standout athlete at Avon, who earned 12 varsity letters playing football, basketball and baseball for the Falcons, He was on the 1967 Avon High football team that was undefeated and the 1968 baseball team that won a Northwest Conference and state championship.

Migli, who graduated in 1970, passed away in 1993 after a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). He was part of the charter class of the Avon High Athletic Hall of Fame last May.

Tickets for the event are $175 for individual golfers with the event including lunch, golf, and a post-event reception at the Golf Club.

For those who cannot join for golf, tickets are available for the cocktail reception (only) for $30. All tickets can be found on the Booster Club’s website,

Questions about the event can be directed to the tournament chairs, Valerie DiBella and Mark Arigoni, whose information is also available on the site.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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