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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