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Published on August 01, 2013

Saint Mary’s 18th Annual Champion Golf Classic Tees Off Sept. 10

WATERBURY, Conn. (August 1, 2013) ─ Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation will host the 18th Annual Champion Golf Classic on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at the Country Club of Waterbury. This year’s tournament co-chairs are Kent Burgwardt, D.O., of Rocky Hill, a staff physician in the Emergency Department at Saint Mary’s Hospital, and Greg Cimmino of Middlebury, Managing Director of Institutional Investment Consulting, LLC, and a member of the Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation Planned Giving Committee. 

Dr. Kent Burgwardt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Nevada. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an integrated residency program in emergency medicine at the University of Connecticut, where he received an award for clinical excellence. A staff physician in the Emergency Department at Saint Mary’s Hospital since 1997, he is certified in pediatric emergency life support, advance trauma life support and advance cardiac life support. He is a member of the American College of Emergency Medicine and the American Osteopathic Association.

Greg Cimmino has more than 25 years of experience in the retirement plan and financial services industry. Part of a national investment consulting practice, he and his team have received multiple industry awards and recognition. In 2010, he was the recipient of the #1 Large Market Retirement Plan Consulting Team in the U.S from (401)k Wire and the recipient of the Top 300 Consultants award with special recognition as one of the top 10 mid-market retirement plan consultants in the retirement industry from Investment Wire. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, he has received designation as an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF™), Certified Financial Planner (CFP™), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). He is the former Program Director for Fairfield University’s Certified Financial Planner™ Certificate program, a volunteer for the United Way of Naugatuck Valley and a past chairman of the Waterbury YMCA Board of Directors.

Once again, the Champion Golf Classic will feature a scramble format with morning and afternoon flights at 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The registration fee is $290, which includes a ticket to the Champion Dinner. All proceeds from the tournament will benefit Saint Mary’s Patient Care Fund.

This year’s Champion Dinner will be held on Monday, September 9, 2013, at the Coco Key Hotel and Convention Center in Waterbury honoring Emergency Responders as the 2013 Saint Mary’s Hospital Champions, and the sponsors of Saint Mary’s Champion Golf Classic. The co-chairs for the dinner are Dr. Peter Jacoby, Chairman, Department of Emergency Services at Saint Mary’s Hospital, and Susan M. Webster, Executive Director of the Northwest CT Public Safety Communication Center.

The event begins with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets to the Champion Dinner are $50 per person. Proceeds from the Champion Dinner will support the Emergency Responders Fund at Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation.

Registration for both the Champion Golf Classic and Champion Dinner are available online at To register by phone, or for information about sponsorship opportunities, please call the Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation office at (203) 709-6390.

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