The Kiwanis Club of Fairfield's recent second annual golf outing raised nearly $8,000 for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

The club presented a check for $7,875 to the mission, which matched funds to double the amount. Additional funding may be presented at a later date.

The outing, held at Tashua Knolls Golf Course in Trumbull, hosted over 90 golfers and was chaired by Kiwanis members Dirk Vanderblue, John Hackett and Al Paolozzi.

Kiwanis Club of Fairfield, founded in 1961, is one of more than 8,000 clubs worldwide under Kiwanis International, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit organization focused on helping children in need. For information on Kiwanis Club of Fairfield, visit www.fairfield

The Bridgeport Rescue Mission is a nonprofit organization helping the homless and hungry. For information, visit