NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- United Way of New York City (UWNYC)
announced today that Rich Caster, former New York Jet and United Way/NFL
Player Spokesperson will serve as celebrity chairman of United Way of New York
City Golf Classic. The annual event is expected to raise more than $150,000
for human service agencies and hospitals in New York City supported by United
Way of New York City. Frank Gifford, former New York Giant and other
celebrities are also scheduled to attend.
The Golf Classic, sponsored by Con Edison, will be held Monday, September
11, 2000, at the Quaker Ridge Golf Club, in Scarsdale, New York.
United Way of New York City Golf Classic will also feature for the first
time an Inner City Student Golf Clinic for New York City public school
children. Students from Junior High School 45 in East Harlem will have the
opportunity to learn from the pros the finer points of golf. The students
will learn how to hit the ball off the tee, select the right club and be
treated to a putting contest to accurately test their skills. Two students
will be awarded the First Annual United Way of New York City Golf Classic
Scholarships for improved school attendance.
More than 130 business and sports leaders are expected to participate in
the Classic. If you or your company would like to participate in United Way
of New York City Golf Classic please call 212-843-1705.
"The Golf Classic is a fun and informal way to support thousands of people
in need in New York City," said Ralph Dickerson, Jr., president of United Way
of New York City. "The Inner City Student Golf Clinic is a great opportunity
for children to learn about the game and be exposed to business leaders who
can have an influence on their lives."
Last year, United Way of New York City's total revenue was $122.8 million
that supported more than 800 nonprofit health and human service organizations
helping people in every city neighborhood. Its network of agencies range from
large citywide organizations, such as local chapters of the American Red Cross
and the Salvation Army, to small grassroots organizations anchored in
inner-city neighborhoods such as the Miracle Makers of Bedford-Stuyvesant, and
the New York Asian Woman's Center located on the Lower Eastside of Manhattan.
UWNYC has one of the lowest administrative overheads of any major charity,
with more than 87 cents of every dollar contributed going to help people lead
self-sufficient and productive lives.
Inner City Student Golf-USA is a non-profit organization that provides
inner-city children access to golf instruction, golf facilities and golf
events through structured, school-based golf programs.
SOURCE United Way of New York City