Kevin J. Carolan Memorial Golf Tournament

Thank you! The Kevin J. Carolan 6th Memorial tournament was a wonderful success! What a perfect day it was! The weather could not have been better. Friends and family from near and far, support and representation from our NPC families, therapists and treatment facilities, and our local and state politicians whom we are so grateful for. Thank you to everyone for taking time out of your busy schedule to be with us.

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Monday, October 3, 2016 Country Club of Waterbury 1 Oronoke Road Waterbury, CT 06708

Tournament registration begins: 11 am Lunch: 11:45am – 12:30pm Shotgun Start, Scramble Format: 12:30 pm Cocktail Reception, Dinner, Raffle & Prizes: 5:30pm


$175 includes lunch, greens fees, golf cart, cocktail reception and dinner $40 is tax deductible. $75 cocktail reception and dinner only.  5:30 pm $150 Hole Sponsorships available.

The Kevin J. Carolan Memorial Golf Outing is the annual fundraiser for Newtown Parent Connection, Inc. We count on your support of this, our only fundraiser, to help us move into our new home on the Fairfield Hills property, and expand programs and services, which include

  1. Educational forums and workshops

  2. Parent Empowerment University

  3. Parent Hope & Support Group

  4. Bereavement Support Group

  5. Community Outreach

  6. Family Dinner & Fun Night

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





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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