Easter Seals New York Kicks Off 23rd Annual Billy Martin Golf Classic

Jul 06, 2012, 13:13 ET from Easter Seals New York

Monday, July 9, 2012, 10:00 a.m. at Elmwood Country Club, 850 Dobbs Ferry Road, White Plains, NY 10607

NEW YORK, July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Easter Seals New York will host its 23rd Annual Billy Martin Golf Classic this Monday, July 9 at Elmwood Country Club. Over 130 golfers will participate in the event, creating a great day of friendly competition while raising funds for children and adults with disabilities and special needs. 

The day will begin at 10:00 a.m. with breakfast, some time on the practice range, and a putting competition, with the tournament officially kicking off at 12 p.m. The event will feature a reception, banquet dinner, auction, raffle, and award ceremony following the tournament. All proceeds from the event will benefit Easter Seals New York Programs in Hudson Valley, including Child Development Centers, an after-school program and a monthly Community Outreach Program.

"The Billy Martin Golf Classic is the perfect way to have a fun, friendly day of competition while fundraising for an incredible cause," says Edward V. Vicinanza, Chairman of Easter Seals New York Hudson Valley Regional Board. "I'm very excited to be a part of such a wonderful event with great community support."

Easter Seals New York has partnered with sponsors Entergy, Greenberg Traurig, Inca Kola, Wells Fargo, and The Shaw Group to create a fantastic event. The tournament play will feature a putting contest, hole-in-one prizes, and a $50,000 JetBlue Challenge shootout. Celebrities will be in attendance to lend their support to Easter Seals New York's mission, including New York Yankees All-Star pitcher Mariano Rivera, Jim Burt and Curtis McGriff of the New York Giants, and comedian Jackie Martling.

"We are so thrilled to have such kind sponsors who are committed to making a difference in the Hudson Valley," commented John W. McGrath, MPA, Executive Director of Advancement for Easter Seals New York. "Their generosity is changing the lives of hundreds of children with disabilities and special needs."

Easter Seals is the nation's leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental, physical, and mental disabilities, and other special needs. Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. For 90 years, Easter Seals has been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them.  Last year, Easter Seals New York positively impacted the lives of more than 18,000 individuals and their families. In the Hudson Valley region, Easter Seals New York currently operates four Child Development Centers, an after-school program, and a Community Outreach Service Center.

For more information about Easter Seals New York or the Billy Martin Golf Classic, please visit www.eastersealsny.org.

Danielle Abramson     
(585) 957-9247




SOURCE Easter Seals New York