DOVER, Del., Nov. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tidewater Utilities, Inc., (Tidewater) a water and wastewater service provider headquartered in Dover, DE, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ:MSEX) recently presented a check for $25,281.99 to Connecting Generations.  The donation reflects proceeds raised from Tidewater’s 11th Annual Charity Golf Outing, held at the Heritage Shores Golf Course in Bridgeville, DE on August 13, 2018.   

“We’re excited that our 11th Annual Charity Tournament will help support Connecting Generations’ work in providing mentors and support to children here in Delaware from kindergarten to 12th grade,” said Jerry Esposito, President, Tidewater Utilities, Inc. 

"What a great day for kids in Delaware!” said Brian Gaerity, Executive Director of Connecting Generations. "On behalf of the 1,400 Delaware students who benefit from Connecting Generation’s school-based mentoring program, we couldn’t be more thrilled by the support from golfers and sponsors of Tidewater’s Charity Golf Outing. Tidewater did an outstanding job of organizing and hosting the event, ensuring that all golfers had a memorable and enjoyable experience. The golfers were generous both on and off the course. And the staff at Heritage Shores were gracious and professional.”

Jen Marek, Program Director for Connecting Generations added, "We are so thankful to Tidewater for selecting Connecting Generations as this year’s beneficiary.  We all had a great time and the money raised from the tournament will go to our mentoring programs in Delaware, ensuring that more kids can develop and grow through a positive relationship with a mentor.”

Major sponsors of this year’s outing included Sensus, IG Burton, Chorman Spraying LLC, and Giordano, Delcollo, Werb & Gagne, LLC.  Additionally, more than 65 Delaware merchants, restaurants, and service providers provided donations in the form of sponsorships and goods. 

Tidewater is accepting applications from local nonprofit organizations vying to be beneficiaries of its 2019 Charity Golf Outing.  Nonprofits interested in being considered must complete an application available online at The selection process includes application review and interview of finalist candidates. The selected beneficiary will be announced in February 2019.

Tidewater has raised more than $150,000 during the past decade through its annual charity golf tournament which attracts local businesses, individuals and organization supporters.

About Tidewater Utilities, Inc.

Tidewater was established in 1964 and provides a wide range of water and wastewater services including consulting, contract operations and maintenance and bulk water supply.  For more information about Tidewater, visit or call 302-734-7500.

About Middlesex Water Company

Middlesex Water Company, organized in 1897, is an investor-owned water and wastewater utility, serving customers in central and southern New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania.  For additional information regarding Middlesex Water Company visit 

Tina Gardner

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