29TH ANNUAL CONNECTICUT ENERGY PARTNERS GOLF CLASSIC
On Thursday, September 26th PSEG Power’s Senior Vice President-Fossil Operations, Brian Clark and other representatives traded in their hard hats for golf clubs at the 29th Annual CT Energy Partners Golf Classic. Sponsors, contractors, and golfers from around the tri-state and New England area gathered at Tradition Golf Club at Oak Lane to support the Bridgeport Hospital Burn Center.
CT Energy Partners Golf Classic, formerly referred to as the Bridgeport Harbor Station Golf Classic, started when one day workers at PSEG’s Bridgeport Harbor Station pooled their money together to play golf. When workers were done playing golf, they had leftover money from their pool and decided to donate the extra to the Bridgeport Hospital Burn Center. From employees taking a day off to play golf to the creation of the CT Energy Partners Golf Classic, the annual fundraiser has continued to grow. Through the years, the golf outing has raised over $1.1 Million in charitable donations for the Bridgeport Hospital Burn Center.
The Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital is the state’s only Burn Center. In fact, it reaches the highest standards in accordance with the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons and is one of only 64 verified Burn Centers in the United States. The Burn Center treats nearly 200 inpatients and receives more than 800 outpatient visits each year.
Proceeds from the 29th annual CT Energy Partners Golf Classic benefit Burn Nurse continuing education (conference participation – American Burn Association), CT Burns Care Foundation /Arthur C Luf. Children’s Burn Camp and the Phoenix SOAR® (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery®) program which provides peer support to burn survivors. Jason Bresky, Bridgeport’s Hospitals Burn Center Nurse and Outreach Coordinator is one of the many staff members impacted by the CT Energy Partners Golf Classic. Through the PSEG Foundation, Bridgeport Hospital’s Burn Unit was able to create an outreach position which allows Bresky to spread his knowledge about burn care to the general public, ambulance companies, and other hospitals. His work helps increase burn awareness, prevention, treatment and ensures patients are referred to the Burn Unit for the best possible care.
PSEG believes in creating a healthy and thriving community. We are proud to support Bridgeport Hospital’s Burn Unit and will continue to help foster their growth.