2017 News

(December 7, 2017) The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Hardware City Chapter 8’s Golden Kielbasa Veterans Open, the state’s largest veterans charity golf event, has officially topped the $100,000 mark in monies raised for Connecticut veterans. Some 206 golfers - the most ever - turned out for the the 2017 event on September 28, 2017 at Tunxis Plantation Country Club, raising $27,500. Since the event's founding in 2009, the total dollars raised stands at $114,500. “This event proves that the respect Americans have for those who served is boundless,” said Tournament Founder and Director Dennis Buden. Read our complete news release.
Talkin' Kielbasa: WATR Radio Hosts GK Director
(July 28, 2017) Golden Kielbasa Veterans Open Tournament Founder and Director Dennis Buden was the guest of WATR (1320 AM) Radio's Steve Noxon on Friday morning, July 28, taking the opportunity talk with Steve about all things GK - the tournament, the great causes we support, our fjne sponsors and more. We'd like to thank Steve and WATR News Director Chris Fortier for inviting us to share our story with WATR's Greater Waterbury and Central Connecticut listeners. Take a moment to listen to the interview.
Sponsors Renew Support for GK 2017

(July 24, 2017) The Golden Kielbasa Veterans Open does not happen without the support of the corporate community, and we are fortunate to have loyal sponsors and supporters of veterans who stick with us every year. Among those who recently committed to renewing their support for our 2017 event are: Frontier Communications, back for its third year as a Gold Sponsor and one of the nation's most committed employers of veterans; Bourdon Forge of Middletown, a custom parachute and safety hardware manufacturer serving many industries including military contractors back for its fourth year; Okay Industries, a manufacturer of specialty metal stampings, automated mechanical and welded assemblies, and surgical equipment for the medical, automotive, aerospace, defense and other industries now in its sixth year of supporting the GK; and the Creed Law Firm of Bristol, a long-time supporter of veterans causes whose founder, Kevin Creed, is the driving force behind Friends of Fisher House Connecticut. Thank you to all!

Holy Kielbasa! Martin Rosol's on Board
(July 17, 2017) The GK has always been known as one of the best charity golf events in the region for a good time for a great cause - and that good time just got better. Iconic New Britain kielbasa maker Martin Rosol's is going all out for Connecticut vets this year, donating 130 pounds of the finest kielbasa in the land for all to enjoy at our event. We'll have grilled kielbasa sandwiches for all at the turn, and more for a first course in The Pavilion prior to our steak barbeque and ceremonies. This is not an event to miss! Thanks to our good friends Tim and Teddy Rosol for their tremendous support of this great event.  
GK 2017 Set for 9/28; May to be Honored
(June 29, 2017) The 2017 Golden Kielbasa Veterans Open is set for September 28 at Tunxis Plantation in Farmington, and this year's event will have a definite House of Heroes flavor, Our 2017 honoree will be House of Heroes Connecticut Co-Founder Bill May, who lost his two-year battle with cancer in December. May's reach was far and wide, and a large turnout of golfers and post-golf dinner/ceremony guests is expected, so plan to register early.   

here to read the official news announcement.

here to read Bill May's story.