1st Annual Kevstrong “You’ve Got a Friend” Golf
Welcome to the 1st Annual KevStrong “You’ve Got a Friend” Golf Tournament Fundraiser
This event has been initiated by some of his lifelong friends to help raise funds and awareness for Kevin Haggerty, who has poured his heart and soul into being a great friend, father, husband, brother, and community member. Your support is greatly appreciated by Kevin and the entire Haggerty Family!
Fundraiser Golf Tournament followed by a silent auction, live music, and dinner. We expect that non-golfers will be welcome to join the evening festivities starting at 4:00pm. More details to follow.
Friday, August 27th. Shotgun start at 11:30am.
Blackledge Country Club, Hebron, CT 06248
Fees are $600 per foursome.
The fee includes:
a bag lunch from Sadler’s Ordinary at the shotgun start
a gift bag including a custom made polo shirt.
- Dinner and live music entertainment from some great bands following the golf tournament.
Silent Auction after golf
Availability is on a first come, first served basis based on the receipt of payment. Applications can be submitted with partial information and modified by the primary contact until August 10th, so please don’t hesitate to reserve a place for your foursome.
Payment is accepted by Venmo (@bryan-haggerty, confirmation number 5870) or check made payable to “Kevin Haggerty’s Support Equipment Needs Fund”.
Please mail checks to KevStrong Golf, 54 N Main St., Marlborough, CT 06447. Complete details can be found in the “Register Now” button linked to this page.
For those who would like to join the event after golf, more details about the dinner and music will be available on this page by June 15. All proceeds will benefit Kevin’s continued care and rehabilitation.
Team KevStrong is Seeking Volunteers!
Anyone interested in volunteering at the event is encouraged to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you all for supporting the recovery of our amazing father, grandfather, uncle, brother, mentor, and friend, Kevin Haggerty.
Click Here to Learn More About Kevin's Story
“On the evening of Wednesday, July 24th, the Haggerty family was enjoying a great day in Matunuck, Rhode Island before departing for Thailand to attend his oldest son Bryan’s wedding. It was a picture perfect night, so Kevin and Brendan went down to South Kingston Town Beach for an evening swim. While out in the water, a set of large waves came in and Kevin–being who he is–took the challenge and caught the wave body surfing. The wave crashed on a very shallow part of the beach, and Kevin was thrown head-first into the shore. Brendan was headed out behind him and noticed that he was face down in the water, and hurried to pull him out of the water.
When he was brought back to shore, they were able to get Kevin to cough up the water he had ingested and get him breathing again. Kevin was conscious, but unable to move his arms or legs. Immediately, a group of people gathered at the scene and circled in prayer around him. This amazing system of support created a very intense spiritual experience for everyone at the beach that evening.
Kevin was evacuated from the beach on a backboard and transferred to Rhode Island Hospital that night. The initial x-ray showed no fractures in the spinal column, but the MRI confirmed damage to his spinal cord (C3-C-5, hemorrhage in C5). Kevin had a surgery to remove a portion of his vertebrae bone to release pressure and allow extra space for some swelling to occur.
Kevin has an incomplete spinal cord injury and is a quadriplegic. Over a year and a half later, Kevin continues to work hard each and every day to build his strength. He has battled pesky infections and skin issues, but he continues to gain strength and mobility. He works hard each and every day to make those around him proud, and his contagious optimism has inspired followers across the globe.
Kevin’s recovery continues to take every ounce of energy that he can muster each day, and he has to work very hard for all of his progress. The KevStrong “You’ve Got a Friend” Golf Fundraiser has been initiated by some of his lifelong friends to help cover Kevin’s care and tools for success as he continues his recovery.
Your support is greatly appreciated by Kevin and the entire Haggerty Family!