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Virtual Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Hartford Nonprofit

By May 26, 2023Connecticut, Top News

Fire by Forge and Up n’ Down Rock and Bourbon, in collaboration with Brescome Barton, hosted a charitable golf tournament at Oakwood Virtual Golf in Glastonbury on April 3. Industry guests turned out to support the cause, playing virtual golf and enjoying lunch catered by the Fire by Forge team. Guests enjoyed cocktails featuring Connecticut-made brands Up n’ Down Rock and Bourbon and Fruitful Mixology Liqueurs, along with select beer from Alvarium Beer Co. Fire by Forge in Hartford is a Pan-American-inspired, chef-driven concept that includes a cafe, full-service restaurant, bar and catering operation. As a social enterprise of Forge City Works (FCW), the venue is integrated with FCW’s nonprofit culinary and customer service job training program, providing transitional employment opportunities, internships and apprenticeships to people over the age of 18 with barriers to employment, such as poverty, incarceration or the experience or risk of homelessness, and addiction/recovery. The event, which raised more than $1,200, was sponsored by Up n’ Down Rock and Bourbon, whose founder, Justin Morales, also oversaw the opening of Fire by Forge, located in the historic former Billings & Spencer Company in Frog Hollow, close to the state capitol.


Photos by Michael Leung.


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