Saturday, July 22 | 10:30 A.M.
Mike Douskey Memorial
Irish Road Bowling
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 22, 2023. 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. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the family of Mike Douskey. He was a member of our club who passed away this year and his family needs our help. All the profit from your registration will go directly to help the Douskey family recover from this tragedy.
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.
Mike Douskey taking part in a 2022 Road Bowling Event
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, 2023
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.
The Litchfield County Irish American Club
IRISH ROAD BOWLING REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Registration for the 2023 Mike Douskey Irish Road Bowling Tournament is now closed. Thank you to all who have registered and contributed. We will be hosting this event every year, continuing to support worthy causes and programs that make a difference in people’s lives.
If you would like to make a contribution there is still time. Fill out the form below and become a sponsor today!
IRISH ROAD BOWLING SPONSORSHIP
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”