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George Cup Golf Tournament In Greenwich Benefits Williams Syndrome

The George Cup Golf Tournament benefiting the Williams Syndrome Association will be played at Stanwich Club in Greenwich on Thursday, Sept. 18.
The George Cup Golf Tournament benefiting the Williams Syndrome Association will be played at Stanwich Club in Greenwich on Thursday, Sept. 18. Photo Credit: George Cup website

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich residents Doug and Lucy Coudert Conrod will host the 4th biannual George Cup Golf Tournament benefiting the Williams Syndrome Association at the Stanwich Club on Thursday, Sept. 18.

The day includes an 18-hole tournament with player awards and amazing hole-in-one prizes, including Maserati and Toyota automobiles and private jet charter services.

After the tournament, golfers and guests will enjoy an evening of cocktails, live music, dinner, and silent and live auctions. The live auction includes some unique items, such as a week in a french country farmhouse about an hour-and-half outside Paris bordering Burgundy and Chablis, a golf trip for eight to Fishers and Nantucket islands by private plane, use of a Vail Colorado Penthouse footsteps from the slopes, and VIP tickets to the "Project Runway" finale.

The George Cup is the premier event for the Williams Syndrome Association. Since its inception in 2009, the tournament has raised over $500,000 for medical research, education, and housing initiatives.

The George Cup committee includes longtime Greenwich residents and friends of the Conrod’s: Nanci Borde, Sara and Chris Crowley, Susan Harris, Michelle Howe, Carol and Don McGuire, Julie Petrizzo, Fiona and David Roth, and aided by two Williams Syndrome families, the Taylors and Kostuchenkos.

George Conrod, 8, is a second-grader attending North Street School in Greenwich. He faces challenges, but as anyone who has met George will attest, he will always “look on the bright side,” and tend to make those around him feel special and put a smile on their face.

There are an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 individuals with Williams Syndrome in the United States. It is a rare genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone. It is characterized by cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities.

The Williams Syndrome Association is the most comprehensive resource for people and families living with Williams syndrome worldwide, as well as doctors, researchers and educators. It provides resources, support, and the latest medical information in order to help individuals with Williams syndrome reach their full potential. The WSA funds research, provides resources and education to families, hosts camps and conventions, provides scholarships and medical assistance, and facilitates programming for children and adults with WS.

For more information about Williams syndrome and the George Cup, visit www.georgecup.com

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