Donnie & Dew Charity Golf Tournament
Join Hosts Donny Annicelle and Mike & Tyler Dew at the First Annual DADs Against Brain Cancer Golf Tournament in memory of their fathers.
MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2019
Golf Club of Avon
Premier 27 Hole Course
160 Country Club Road, Avon, CT
Registration at 9:00 am
$200 per person, your pairings or ours.
Pro Shop Gift for everyone and Pro Shop Credit of winning groups.
Live music, Silent Auction items including foursomes at Shelter Harbor and Black Hall, and more!
Food & Beverage
Breakfast, lunch on the course, dinner with 3 hours of open beer & wine. Fabulous food and beverage enhancements on the course.
How Our Tournament Will Work
Being that this is our first year, we are collecting money for this tournament in accordance with all the laws and rules of the state of Connecticut. With that said, we ask that you print out the golfer registration, and mail it to DON ANNICELLE P.O. BOX 370247 WEST HARTFORD, CT 06137-0247 either with a check for $800 if you are paying for the entire foursome, or $200 if you are paying for yourself. We can pair you with other golfers, or you can write the names of other known participants and we will pair you with them. PLEASE make check payable to DaDs Against Brain Cancer.
Donations to Jackson Lab
Donations to Jackson Lab should be made with a separate check (Please note “In memory of Don Annicelle and Charlie Dew” on the memo line), and can either be sent to the address below, written out AT THE EVENT and given directly to their representative, or online using the link below.
Our father, Donnie Annicelle grew up in Bridgeport, CT before raising his family in Trumbull. He was a Mailman in town during the week and a Wedding Singer on the weekends, working both jobs to give his family everything he could. He was always joking around and entertaining the masses with his many talents, and his smile could always light up the room. Our family felt that this tournament could serve many purposes. Selfishly, if we could bring Dad back to life even just for a day, to enjoy his memories and his voice, he could inspire others through his story. if we could help one person, or one family get more time with their loved one through advancements in medicine, then we have made a difference.
In October 2011 he was diagnosed with a Stage III Anaplastic Astrocytoma brain tumor. This disease robbed my father of his retirement, and selfishly, it robbed my family from time with him and the many memories and laughs we were hoping to still have. His diagnosis carried an 18 month average life expectancy, but through advancements in medicine, a positive outlook, and the support and love of his many family and friends, Dad fought for more than 4 years until he passed in December of 2015.
My goals for the Dads Against Brain Cancer Golf Tournament are to bring awareness to this disease, and help advance the research we need to one day defeat it. I would like to give hope to those battling this disease, and answers to the families who are caring for these loved ones and are overwhelmed by the process. If I can help someone, and bring my father back to life even just for one day, for everyone to enjoy, I know that I will continue to make him proud of the son he gave his name to.
Charles “Charlie” Dew adopted Avon as his home and was an active member of the community for 43 years. There, he and his wife of 47 years, Dee Dee, raised two sons, Mike and Tyler. Charlie’s love and devotion to his sons was conveyed through nearly 30 years of coaching them, particularly in baseball. He was well known in the community as a youth sports coach. Even after his children were grown, Charlie continued to be a member of the American Legion Post 201, and served as Treasurer and Coach for Avon Baseball, who posthumously honored him by retiring his jersey number. Charlie proudly served his country in the US Navy, and told many stories of the time he spent serving his country. He loved being outside, was an avid reader, and enjoyed discussing classical literature. His creative spirit led him to have a passion for playing guitar, composing his own songs and writing his own stories.
Charlie had a valiant seven-month battle with Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, before he left us on March 30, 2016. After diagnosis, he learned that Glioblastoma is an incurable disease, and standard treatments would not increase his life expectancy. He chose to undergo a cutting edge experimental treatment, knowing it may not help him, but hoped it could lead to new ways to better combat this disease. Charlie was moved by the children receiving cancer treatments, and the financial and emotional struggles of their families, that his last wish, was not for himself, but for donations to be made to Connecticut Childrens Medical Center Cancer Family Support Fund. Dad left us with his passion and spirit for helping others, and through DaDs Fight Against Brain Cancer, we want to continue Charlie’s caring and giving spirit, and help raise money to defeat this terrible disease.
PO Box 370247 | West Hartford, CT 06137-0247