Easter Seals New York Tees Off Long Island Golf Outing

Sep 09, 2011, 18:19 ET from Easter Seals New York

Monday, September 12th, 2011, 10:00 a.m. at Brookville Country Club, 210 Chicken Valley Road, Glen Head, NY 11545

GLEN HEAD, N.Y., Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Easter Seals New York will host its Long Island Golf Outing this Monday, September 12, at Brookville Country Club. Over 100 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 11 a.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 Long Island, including its own quadriplegic rugby team the New York Warriors. The Warriors were ranked 15th Best Team in North America in 2010, and provides participants with the opportunity to engage in strenuous physical activity, keep in shape, and compete in a team environment. The Warriors also give back to their communities, engaging schools and community groups in public demonstrations and presentations.

"I am very excited to be a part of such a great event," says Mark Legaspi, Chairman of Easter Seals New York Long Island Regional Board. "The Long Island Golf Outing is a wonderful opportunity to play an exciting round of golf and simultaneously support much needed programs in the region."

Easter Seals New York has partnered with sponsors Atrium Travel Club, Legaspi Associates, Inc., Retail Project Management, Law Offices of Andrew Cohen, and Extreme Construction Services, Inc. to create a fantastic event. The tournament play will feature a putting contest, hole-in-one prizes, and a $50,000 JetBlue Challenge shootout. Celebrity athletes will be in attendance to lend their support to Easter Seals New York's mission, including New York Knicks' Ray Williams, NBA All-Star Gus Williams, New York Giants star Stephen Baker, comedian Jackie Martling, and New York Jets champions Chad Cascadden, Bruce Harper, and Rich Caster.

"The support we have received from our sponsors and the community has been wonderful," commented John W. McGrath, Executive Director of Advancement at Easter Seals New York. "Their generosity is what is making this event possible, and is helping so many individuals 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 almost 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 directly touched the lives of more than 10,000 individuals and their families.

For more information about Easter Seals New York or the Long Island Golf Outing, please visit www.eastersealsny.org.

Hayrim Byun
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SOURCE Easter Seals New York