History

The Dober Invitational is about to hold its 32nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament and celebration lunch. What an amazing experience it has been to see the power of Family and friends coming together to make such a difference in the lives of so many. “At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you have accomplished… It’s about who you have lifted up, who you have made better. It’s about what you have given back.” 

To all participants, volunteers, sponsors, and friends Please accept my Sincere and heartfelt thanks for opening your hearts and participating in this event year after year.  Your support, participation and most importantly your friendship are what makes this tournament such a success.

There is still time to sign up for Golf – or just join us for lunch / party after. Go to www.thedober.com for all the details.  Please consider sponsoring or making a donation to the raffle.

I am honored to announce a new organization to the Dober Family. This year’s beneficiary The Jordan Porco Foundation. The JPF’s mission is to prevent suicide, promote mental health, and create a message of hope for young adults.

Hope to see many of you on the 16th !! 

Wow  - Take a look at all that we have accomplished !!!

2021 – JORDAN PORCO FOUNDATION ( Suicide Prevention )

FOODSHARE OF CT. ( 2020 )

Based in Bloomfield Ct. Foodshare provides our Ct neighbors with Food for Today and long-term solutions to create food security for tomorrow. We raided enough last year to provide over 5,000 meals to our food insecure neighbor’s right here in CT.

TREASURED TIME CT.  ( 2015 – 2019 )

2019 – RAMO-CRUZ FAMILY – (DISNEY TRIP)

2018 – TOMLINSON FAMILY – (DISNEY TRIP)

2017 – O’LEARY FAMILY –  (BUFFALO BILLS EXPERINCE)

2016 – CASTELIANA FAMILY –  (FLORIDA TRIP)

2015 - HUTCHISON FAMILY – (CRUISE)

Make – A – Wish   CT . ( 1999-2014 )

When a wish comes true it creates strength, hope and transformation in a child and a community.

2014 - BLAKE – (16 yr Old trip to Canada w/ family )

2013 – HUNTER – (14 yr Old Trip to California)

2012 – EMMA – ( 12 yr old trip to Disney )

2011 – ANNA MARIE –  ( 9  yr old Build Playscape )

2010 – ALEX – (15 yr Old Trip to Colorado )

2009- JOHNNY – ( 8 Yr Old John Cena Experience )

2008 – SETIERAH –  13 yr Old Computer Set up )

2007 – JOSH ( 12 Trip To Hawaii)

2006 – WILLIAM – ( 7 yr old Trip to Disney )

2005- CASEY – ( 9 year Old Trip to DISNEY )

2004- ADAM – ( 16 yr old DIsney CRUISE )

2003 - MORGAN – ( 14 yr Old Lego Land Ca )

2002 – MOLLY-ANN –( 7 yr old  Disney World )

2001 – CARISSA – 11 yr old ( bedroom makeover

2000 – JESSICA – 15 yr old (Hawaii Trip )

1999 – BRETTON  7 yr old  (Disney World trip)

 NEW HORIZON VILLAGE  ( 1998 )

A community for adults with physical disabilities.; Based right in Farmington Ct.

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY FOUNDATION ( 1997 )

Provides services and community support serving the unique needs of people with disabilities

 

JIM TENANT YOUTH GOLF PAVILLION PROJECT ( 1996 )

Long Time golf Professional at Westwood’s and friend of the Dober Invitation we helped raise funds to build

the pavilion that we use for the tournament every year.

 

EAST FARMS SCHOOL HANDICAP PLAYGROUND PROJECT. ( 1995 )

Having my best friend who has been in a wheelchair since 1979 this was very personal to help raise funds so that kids with various disabilities could enjoy the playground.

 

THE FARMINGTON FOOD PANTRY ( 1993 / 1994)

Where it all started. My late Father Jim “ Big D “ Harris was the Director of the Food Pantry helping our neighbors in need.