Click to register

Thursday, September 22, 2022
Brooklawn Country Club
11:00 am – 6:30 pm

Brooklawn Country Club
500 Algonquin Road
Fairfield, CT 06825

Schedule for the Day:
Registration and Gourmet Brunch11:00 – 12:15 pm
Shotgun Start (soft spikes required)12:30 pm
Cocktail Reception, Paddle Raise & Awards4:30pm - 6:30 pm

Tax Deductible Contributions:

Sponsorships are tax deductible to the extent permitted you by law.
Our estimate of the tax-deductible portion of each player’s entry fee is $170.00.

Please note player spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To view the 40th Anniversary Kaulbach Memorial Golf Classic event photos, click here.

For further information, please call Melissa Silver at the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation at 203-384-3522.

Ernie KaulbachErnest W. “Ernie” Kaulbach was a retired Bridgeport industrialist and philanthropist. Born in Long Island in 1912, he moved to Bridgeport in 1933 and worked hard in the place he called home. In 1945, he started the Park City Supply Co., a wholesale distributor of industrial pipe, valves and fittings, long considered a leader in the industry.

When not managing his successful regional business, Ernie loved to play golf. He was a member of the President Country Club of West Palm Beach, FL and Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, CT. In 1985, his love for golf and charitable giving inspired him to establish the Ernie Kaulbach Pro-Am Golf Classic. Initially the Golf Classic was a benefit for the Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers at Bridgeport Hospital. Since his death in 1997, the golf classic has supported oncology services at Bridgeport Hospital. Ernie grew very fond of the nurses who cared for him during the illness that took his life and wanted to be sure they and other caregivers had the resources they needed to care for cancer patients effectively.

In addition to his support of the oncology program, Bridgeport Hospital named its Parking Pavilion after Ernie and his wife Agnes in honor of their longtime generosity.

Ernie Kaulbach was much beloved and is much missed. His legacy of philanthropy lives on at Bridgeport Hospital and in the many other charitable organizations still supported by the Agnes W. and Ernest W. Kaulbach Foundation.

40 Years of Supporting Oncology Services the Kaulbach Memorial Golf Classic has provided:

  • Support for the annual “Survivor Safari” at Bridgeport’s Beardsley Zoo celebrating our patients and their caregivers:
  • Funding for a 24/7 dedicated Chaplain to provide spiritual care for patients and families admitted to the Bridgeport Hospital In-Patient Oncology Unit.
  • In-Patient Oncology Unit refresh – patient rooms and corridors painted, purchased new patient recliners and over-bed tables for all rooms and mini-fridges placed in all rooms as an additional amenity to family members.
  • Renovation and expansion of the Cancer Institute’s outpatient chemotherapy infusion suite as well as a new patient and family lounge.
  • Establishment of the Agnes W. and Ernest W. Kaulbach Visiting Nurse Professor Program, featuring onsite presentations to staff delivered by nationally recognized experts in cancer care.
  • Funding to expand genetic counseling services for those at greater hereditary risk of cancer.
  • Agnes W. Kaulbach Nursing Scholarship.

The Kaulbach Golf Classic was selected as the only charity golf tournament that takes place in Connecticut to be featured in the 2016 book written by Joel Zuckerman, Golfers Giving Back: Exceptional Charity Tournaments Coast to Coast