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The 2017 Golden Kielbasa Veterans Open raised $27,500 for veterans causes at its 9th annual event at Tunxis Plantation Country Club September 28, 2017. The event has surpassed the $100,000 mark in total dollars raised since its inception in 2009. Tournament officials, beneficiaries and representatives of Presenting Sponsor Farmington Bank recently gathered at the National Iwo Jima Memorial in New Britain/Newington for a check presentation and to celebrate the event’s enormous success and impact. Left to right, tournament Founder and Director Dennis Buden; DAV Chapter 8 Commander Dennis Taricani; Farmington Bank Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Sal Romano; House of Heroes Connecticut President Steve Cavanaugh; Attorney Kevin Creed, representing Friends of Fisher House Connecticut; Farmington Bank Senior Vice President and U.S. Navy veteran Bob Ciraco; and DAV Chapter 8’s Rich Kotek. Read more...