2014 Kevin J. Carolan Memorial Golf

10/2/2015 Fellow Golfers, GOLF IS ON!  Just wanted to update you on the Kevin Carolan Memorial Golf Tournament scheduled for Monday, October 5th. The weather is looking good and the event is on. So many of you have rearranged your schedules and are traveling from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida and of course locally to be with us and our hope it that it will be a beautiful day.  We are so grateful for your commitment and look forward to seeing everyone! Dorrie Carolan, Newtown Parent Connection, Inc.

Any offer of support will help us attain our goals. Consider golfing, sponsoring a tee, donating a raffle prize, joining us for dinner, or making a monetary donation – any or all would be greatly & humbly appreciated!

$170 Individual Golfer’s Donation includes:

  1. Lunch

  2. Greens Fees

  3. Golf Cart

  4. Cocktail Reception

Dinner $40 is tax deductible Newtown Parent Connection is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. EIN #43-2054623.

$75 Dinner Only

Available for those who want to attend only the Cocktail Reception and Dinner. 5:30 pm

$150 Hole Sponsorship

Available for individuals and corporate sponsors.





Mailing Address
PO Box 187
Newtown, CT 06470

Office and Meeting Address
2 Washington Square
Fairfield Hills
Newtown, CT 06470

Mission Statement

The mission of the Newtown Parent Connection is to educate and empower the community in the prevention of substance abuse and to embrace families in crisis.

Support Groups

Hope & Support

A weekly gathering for parents and caregivers with children or loved one's affected by substance use/abuse. This group provides a confidential venue to receive information and support concerning how to handle their child's or loved one's suspected or confirmed use of substances. Facilitated by an experienced drug & alcohol counselor.

Meeting Information Here

A compassionate venue for those

who have lost a child or other loved one due to catastrophic circumstances. The group is facilitated by a licensed therapist.
Meeting Information Here

First Wednesday of month
7:00 to 8:30 pm


Founder & Executive Director

Dorrie Carolan and her husband raised their four children in Newtown, CT. Starting the Parent Connection was never part of her plan.

The issue of substance abuse became personal when her eldest son, Brian, became addicted and subsequently died at age 28 of a prescription drug overdose. Through the struggles caused by Brian's addiction, Dorrie became aware that this was an issue that affected many others in the community. She founded the Parent Connection in 1993 in an attempt to network with other concerned Newtown parents. It was the impetus behind many policy changes in town and within the schools.

Our Board of Directors is a committed body of volunteers who support our mission to keep the youth of Newtown safe and substance free.

Dorrie Carolan  - Executive Director

Joseph Hemingway - President 

Gene Vetrano- Vice President

Frank Crudo- Treasurer

Kevin Carolan -Secretary

Maggie Conway

David Cooper

Anne Dalton

Kathleen Moonan

Ken Rodbell

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