The Arc of Schuyler’s hosted its 17th annual golf tournament at the Watkins Glen Golf Course on August 18, 2017, raising more than $21,000.
The Arc’s annual charity tournament raises necessary funds to assist people with intellectual and development disabilities and their families. By sponsoring, supporting, and golfing in the tournament, individuals and businesses help provide critical services for people in the Schuyler County community.
Congratulations to the tournament’s first place team for the third consecutive year: Watkins & Nichols, including Bill Spencer, Rocco Scaptura, and John and Josh Robinson. The second place team included Chris Hong, Colin Scott, Ernie Brennan, and Parker and the third place team representing Garage Floor Coating of New York was Derrick Alexander, Mike Dimon, Jeff Cook, and Lou Cook.
This was the second year the tournament included a Hole-In-One putting contest, sponsored this year by Arnot Health. The contest offered one golfer the chance to sink a 50 ft. putt for a $10,000 cash prize. Aaron Young, member of the Empire Access team, was the lucky winner of the raffle to take the shot. Young was just short of the hole.
Winners of other contests held on the course were: Josh Robinson for men’s longest drive, Meg Scott for women’s longest drive, Jeff Cook for men’s closest-to-the-pin, and Anne Welliver-Hartsing for women’s closest-to-the-pin.
Relph Benefit Advisors returned as the Presenting Sponsor of the event. Birdie Sponsors were Empire Access, Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, and Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards. These sponsors and many other businesses, wineries, restaurants, and retail stores generously contributed through sponsorship or product donations.
“Many thanks to all the sponsors, patron supporters, and local businesses who donated items to make this year’s tournament another success – we really can’t do it without their help,” Tournament Chair, Dominick Franzese said. “The Arc’s tournament keeps going strong and continues to be one of the best tournaments in the area supporting a wonderful cause.”
The Arc of Schuyler conducts fundraising activities to support its mission in providing supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism.
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