"As long as I can pick up a golf club and swing which I think I can, we're going to keep coming." said Keith Ward, a former member of the Boys and Girls Club (Just the Boys Club when he was a member) and golfer in the tournament.
Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich Alumni hit the green even in the rain for the 10th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament on Thursday.
Sukie McFadden, Chief Operating Officer at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich said "It's a great opportunity for people to get together who have seen each other in probably a year. They come in, they talk about the Boys and Girls Club and their great memories and experiences because a lot of them are alumni and attended when they were young children and it's a great opportunity for us who are currently at the Club in Greenwich to give them an update on what we're currently doing."
Alumni say they keep coming back for the tournament to give back to an organization that helped them growing up.
Keith Ward said "I grew up with the Boys Club, now the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich, been a member since I was six years old. The Boys Club saved my life. It helped me at a time when my parents needed extra help from adults. They taught me about character, how to grow up, how to be of service. Now my boys come here and it's become a family tradition."
The golf tournament is also in memory of two women - Ellen Helgesen and Jane Giles - whose sons attended the club when they were kids.
Chris Helgesen, a Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich Alumni and son of the late Ellen Helgesen said "Always been still fairly involved with the Boys and Girls Club thoughout time. We wanted to find a charity that was worthy her name and something that meant something to our family and we found the Alumni event and said this is something that we should sponser in her memory."
All the proceeds from the tournament go directly to programs at the Boys and Girls Club and the Club says they hope the event continues to grow.