More Than 200 Tee Up For Everwonder's ‘Science Of Golf’
The Bshara family — Duke, Lyla, Julie, and Greg — have not even finished building their new house in Newtown, but they were some of the many supporters who came to tee up and learn a few things at the Everwonder Children’s Museum “Science of Golf” fundraiser on October 10.
They were among 200-plus attendees at the first-of-its-kind activity that combined scientific factoids about the popular sport with a temporary mini golf course winding through the Pecks Lane museum.
According to Executive Director Merredith Christos, the event played out smoothly and safely. The golf course was supplied by Joe Buckley at Mobile Mini Golf, and the refreshments, primarily beer, were provided exclusively by Newtown’s two local breweries, Reverie and NewSylum.
A percentage of profits from visiting food trucks was also donated to EverWonder, and revenues from a silent auction that extended through October 17 was boosted by $20,000 in matching funds from the Jeniam Foundation.
As visitors putted their way around the museum, they learned a few interesting points about the game, including how to put backspin on a wedge shot; why some golf balls are so much more expensive than others; and how good contact in golf is similar to hockey.
To learn more about museum programs and how to support the nonprofit, visit everwondermuseum.org.