If some people are “talkers” and others are “doers,” well, Emil Curran is a doer. He believes in being 100% all-in, with sneakers laced up, ready to hit the ground running.
That’s why Emil is the perfect man to take the lead organizing Pathways Danbury Youth Ministries’ biggest fundraiser, its annual Golf Outing, which takes place on October 4 at Danbury’s Richter Park.
A member of PDYM’s Board of Directors for a handful of years, Emil’s deep roots in the city (he’s a third-generation Danburian), his love for golf, and his steadfast belief in helping Danbury’s at-risk community came together to make him a natural leader for this event.
“I’ve always been involved in giving back to the community,” said Emil, 67, a certified insurance consultant at his Main Street firm, Johnson-Stevens-Curran Insurance. “It inspires me to see these at-risk kids have the opportunity to make a great life for themselves. I was at the Pathways graduation in June and it was a good sense of accomplishment to see those kids up on the stage. There is a sense of pride that, unless you see if for yourself, you can’t describe it.”
In his Golf Outing Chair role, Curran is seeking golfers for the event ($150 to play, which includes a meal at Tavern on the Green and entry into giveaways), but more than that, he’s hoping to line up corporate sponsors ($1,000 includes a foursome, 3 mulligans and 6 tee signs), businesses to sponsor putting greens ($200) and tees ($150); and those willing to donate raffle prizes (“nothing is too small or too big”).
Contact Emil at (203) 743-2844 or Don Lewis at (203) 471-7783 if you are interested.
Proceeds from the Golf Outing help to pay for materials, resources and program needs for The Academy, Pathways Mentoring, Naomi Mentoring, and S.A.Y. Yes! After-school Center – curriculum, technology, books, uniforms, after-school support, as well as ongoing training for teachers, tutors, and mentors.