A South Windsor High School freshman did something not many high school freshmen have the guts to do. She reached out to several upperclassmen she’d never met before to start a golf team for girls.
Meghna Mazumdar found out that her school didn’t have a varsity golf team for girls, so she decided to start her own and the teens raised more than $13,000 to start their own program.
“Being so passionate about golf but also a huge advocate for women’s empowerment and women’s leadership. … When I found out there wasn’t a girls golf team, I was actually really shocked,” Mazumdar said.
The team now has nine players, which is more than many of the teams in the state.
The new head coach, Jim Abbott, said that’s not the only thing that’s unique about his team.
“We’ve been out in the rain, the cold and the wind and they show up every day,” Abbott said. “To have that buy-in from day one has been great.”
Mazumdar and the team need to raise enough money to fund the team for three years before the board of education will take over the program. So far they’ve funded year one, but need to raise an additional $11,000 for each of the next two seasons.