Wednesday, 21 August 2013 00:00
The 32nd Annual Invitational Golf Tournament was held at The Creek in Locust Valley on Aug. 12, where many professionals joined together to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the March of Dimes. This year’s honoree was Robert Gilman of Plainview, CPA of Anchin, Block & Anchin, LLP. Other sponsors included Seyfarth Shaw, Bryan Cave, Deloitte, Jericho Capital, Merrick Financial Group, Michael & Darci Hirschberg, Meister Seelig & Fein LLP, Property Resources Corporation, TD Bank, and Lexus of Massapequa.
Even though this event was postponed from June due to inclement weather, it couldn’t keep away the 96 golfers who raised over $105,000. On the 17th hole, golfers were challenged by 12-year-old youth volunteer, Alex Keener of Bethpage. Each golfer took a chance but only a handful of golfers were able to top his shot. Also, Paul “Dr. Hook” D’Amato joined the March of Dimes golfers for a fun filled day.
The year’s golf committee was chaired by Mitchel Hill and included Sonia Bain, Miles Borden, Charles Catapnao, Jeffrey Fliegel, Douglas Forsyth, Thomas Huszar and David G. Moss.
Premature birth is the most serious infant health problem in the United States today. It affects more than half a million babies each year nationwide and over 31,000 right here in New York State. Babies born too soon are more likely to die or have lifelong disabilities. Funds raised from this event will help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, advocacy efforts and a Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Family Support® program at Stony Brook University Medical Center, all for stronger, healthier babies.
The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health organization whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies. For more information, log onto www.marchofdimes.com or call 516-496-2100.