Saturday, July 20 | 10:30 A.M.

Mike Douskey Memorial

Irish Road Bowling
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2024 Sponsors

About Mike Douskey

If you had the pleasure to have known Michael Douskey, you were one of the lucky ones. Mike was born and raised in New Milford, CT. He grew up with a love of cars, playing sports, enjoying the outdoors, and for being a great friend to all. In the summer of 1989, he met his soulmate and future wife Jill. After high school Mike and Jill took up residency in New Preston, CT. They married in May of 1997 and didn’t waste any time starting their family together. First came Connor, shortly thereafter Nathan, and finally their daughter Madison. If you knew Mike, you knew that his wife and children were his everything. Right up to Mike’s last moments, he made sure they knew how much he loved them. Sadly, he lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in February of 2023.

Jill also fought her own battle with cancer in 2017 and Mike fought this battle alongside her. He never left Jill’s side and was her constant rock, ensuring that she had everything she needed to become well again. During this difficult time, he continued to provide for his family and always knew how to keep a smile on Jill’s face. Mike and Jill’s marriage was one like no other. It was true testament of love, strength, and endurance. They exemplify what every family should strive to be. If you can be anything, be like the Douskey’s.

Supporting local, worthy causes & charities

Litchfield County Irish American Club & the Town of New Milford are co-sponsoring the Mike Douskey Memorial Irish Road Bowling Tournament

With the generous support of the Town of New Milford, we invite you to participate in the Mike Douskey Memorial Irish Road Bowling Tournament on July 20, 2024. It will be a day of fun and an experience you won’t soon forget.

Our organization exists to support local, worthy causes and charities by hosting events that celebrate Irish culture and history.

Irish Road Bowling Tournaments 2024 Beneficiary

Tom and Mia met in March of 1989 at the Hospital when Mia was a nurse and Tom was the patient. Mia had mentioned that her car was in a minor accident and soon Mia’s car became Tom’s “patient.” From that moment on they became smitten with each other (at least in Tom’s eyes) and 7 months later they tied the knot. Nine months later (you stud Tom) they welcomed their first son Spencer into their life. Three and a half years later they welcomed their second son Sean.

The love that they have for their children is unconditional and as Sean became a few years old they noticed he was having difficulties crawling. At first, they thought nothing of it, but as time went on things did not improve. Knowing that there was a family history in Mia’s side for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Sean was tested, and their worst nightmare quickly became reality. Sean progressively deteriorated over time and early in elementary school required the use of a wheelchair and unfortunately took his last steps by the age of 9. As the years went on Sean lost the use of his legs and this horrific disease worked its way up his body. Tom had to quit his excellent job and take a job close to home to be able to be close to Sean as he could need help at a moment’s notice. Undeterred, Tom took on additional side work to help make ends meet.

One of the wonderful things about the Quigg’s is they never give up no matter how horrid the situation (once Sean’s specialized bus caught on fire and was a total loss) and Sean had taken this negative and created a non-profit, Wheels for Wheels, where Sean and his cohorts raise money for those who are mobility impaired and help make a difference in their life whether it be a ramp, house modifications or other items to make their lives easier. Tom and Mia have selflessly dedicated themselves to the Community time and time again always willing to lend a hand even though they actually need the help more than anyone.

Over time Sean’s care needs have greatly increased to the point where he needs full time care. To pile on, Tom was recently diagnosed with prostrate cancer. Due to Tom’s medical history he cannot have surgery but instead will have to have radiation.

Your generous support will help provide care for Sean while Tom is down and out for several months as well as assist with Tom’s needs.

Mike Douskey taking part in a 2022 Road Bowling Event

ABOUT

Irish Road Bowling

Irish road bowling is a sport dating back to the 16th century in the counties of Cork and Armagh. It’s a combination of bowling and golf where a 28-ounce cannon ball is thrown underhanded over the course of a country lane. The team with the least number of bowls at the end of the course wins!

The start and finish of the event will be at The Abbey Restaurant 132 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT. The road bowling course begins at the bottom of Jerusalem Hill down Sunny Valley Lane then heading south on Sunny Valley Road. Please complete the form below and submit it before June 30, 2024

The Litchfield County Irish American Club will host many Irish themed and charitable activities and events throughout the year.  Without the assistance of our generous sponsors, we will not be able to bring our charitable giving and Irish cultural events to fruition.

Sincerest Regards,

The Litchfield County Irish American Club

Litchfield County Irish American Club

IRISH ROAD BOWLING REGISTRATION

Registration for the 2024 LCIAC Irish Road Bowling Tournament is now closed. Thank you to everyone who registered. We look forward to seeing you on July 20th!

Pay by Check Sponsor Form

submit payment to: Litchfield County Irish American Club,
143 Sunny Valley Rd, New Milford, CT 06776
Please make checks payable to: “LCIAC”

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