Rich Caster, Former New York Jet and Frank Gifford, Former New York Giant to Participate in United Way of New York City Golf Classic
Annual Fundraiser Will Also Feature Inner-City Golf Clinic
for NYC Public School Students
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
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