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Tee it up for T. Cons. Celebrating the man and his family...

POSTED September 19, 2013
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

TORRINGTON: It’s just the way Tim Considine did things.

No fan-fare, no spotlight seeking gratification, just three simple but powerful words.

Faith, family and Friends.

On Friday, 144 lucky folks will play in the Tee-It-Up for T. Cons golf tournament which is being held at Fairview Farms Golf Course in Harwinton.

I say the 144 of us are lucky because that number was growing rapidly even after the cutoff date.

Who would not want to be part of an event that celebrates the happiness and joy that was Tim Considine?

For those of us who are, let’s say, less than skilled at hitting the little white ball with amount of consistency, a shotgun start with a best ball format is a blessing.

Tim Considine was himself a blessing to any fortunate enough to know him. The out pouring of support that followed the discovery of a diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) was truly amazing.

Considine loved life, he played hard, worked harder and loved his family and friends with all his heart.

His extended family will celebrate the man on Friday and also continue their tradition of giving back to the Torrington community.

The Tim Considine Memorial Scholarship Fund will give a pair of $1000.00 dollar scholarships to two Torrington area students each year.

It is important to note that none of the monies raised on Friday will go to the family, just to the Scholarship Fund, they know Tim would have it no other way.

The purpose of the golf tournament is to allow the 144 to come together and celebrate a good friend by doing what he loved to do.

Have his family and friends get together to eat, drink and try not to hurt themselves chasing the maddening little white ball.

Registration starts at 10 a.m. with the start time of 11 a.m.

My foursome includes Michael Ciesco, Paul O’Heron and Steve Mariah and I.

I will lose my first ball at about 11:02 a.m., but feel privileged to be part of such a magnificent event.

Missing a person never ends.

Celebrating their lives every time you can helps.

Count on at least 144 souls feeling better for being part of this.

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