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Mutual of America Financial Group Is Presenting Sponsor for Fifth Year in a Row; M&T Bank, Others, Join Growing List of Supporters

FARMINGTON, Conn. (April 10, 2023) – Wheeler’s 38th Annual Golf Classic, presented by Mutual of America Financial Group for the fifth consecutive year, will take place at The Country Club of Farmington on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. Registration is open, and sponsors, players, and prize donors are welcome.

Additional sponsors include: M&T Bank, Platinum Dinner Sponsor; The Manafort Family Foundation, Platinum Logo Sponsor; Genoa Healthcare®, Golf Cart Sponsor; Access Health CT Small Business, Lunch Sponsor; Mott Corporation, Snack Bag Sponsor; Champions Circle sponsors, Brown & Brown, and Laurie and Bill Torres; Beverage Cart Sponsors Stillwater Fasteners and Triem Industries, LLC; and Tecton Architects, Golf Ball Sponsor. Additionally, the event is supported by Gold Sponsors Camilliere, Cloud, & Kennedy, Gibbs Interwire, GO, Outfront Media, Prime Buchholz, Tabacco & Son Builders, Inc., Thomaston Savings Bank, and Whittlesey, as well as Practice Range and Putting Contest Sponsor, GO.

“We are thrilled to work collaboratively with Mutual of America Financial Group as our Presenting Sponsor, as well as our new and returning supporters,” said Sabrina Trocchi, PhD, MPA, president and chief executive officer, Wheeler. “Proceeds from this event will support our planned community health center and flagship location in Bristol, which will provide convenient, whole-health services for the whole family in one convenient location.

“We have so much to celebrate this year, including Wheeler’s 55th anniversary and our proud history of serving individuals and families in Connecticut. Our event sponsors, players, prize donors, and friends play an instrumental role in our ability to deliver care to our communities. We are ever grateful for their participation and support.”

In 2022, the Golf Classic event grossed a record-breaking $100,000 to support individuals and families in care through Wheeler’s Basic Needs Fund, bringing the total amount raised since its inception to more than $1.3 million.

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About the Wheeler Golf Classic

The Wheeler Golf Classic was founded in 1986 by a group of business leaders and top companies, and some of the original supporters remain involved today. Event sponsors have participated since the tournament’s first year, sharing a commitment to improving the health and well-being of families and the community.

Proceeds from past Golf Classic events have helped Wheeler to address emergent community needs such as ensuring access to integrated primary and behavioral health services in underserved communities and providing a state-of-the art learning environment for students with emotional and behavioral challenges.

About Wheeler

Wheeler provides comprehensive solutions that address complex health issues, providing individuals, families, and communities with accessible, innovative care that encourages health, recovery, and growth at all stages of life. Wheeler’s integrated approach to primary and behavioral health, education, and recovery creates measurable results, positive outcomes, and hopeful tomorrows for more than 50,000 individuals across Connecticut each year. Learn more:

Wheeler Family Health & Wellness Centers

Wheeler’s Family Health & Wellness Centers in Bristol, Hartford, New Britain, Plainville, and Waterbury offer integrated primary care and behavioral health care, addiction treatment, and complementary approaches to care.

Wheeler’s Family Health & Wellness Centers in Bristol, New Britain, Hartford, and Plainville are funded in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Wheeler is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial health insurance welcome. No patient will be denied health care services due to an individual’s inability to pay for services. Improvements to the Family Health & Wellness Center in Hartford are supported in part by the State of Connecticut Nonprofit Grant Program, the Connecticut Health & Educational Facilities Authority, the Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation, and the Ensworth Charitable Foundation. Additional support is provided by Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation.


John Sponauer, MBA
Vice President, Marketing Communications & Philanthropic Giving
Office: 860.793.4450 I Cell: 860.324.1285