The Community Fund’s 29th Annual Golf Outing was held at Leewood Golf Club on Monday, May 11th. The event was a tremendous success with 112 participants enjoying a beautiful day of golf and camaraderie while helping the Community Fund move closer to meeting its 2015 fundraising goal of $635,000. These funds enable grants to be provided for non-profit organizations that provide critical services across our Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe communities.
The day kicked off with an exciting putting competition, followed by a scramble play format, complete with prizes and hole-in-one contests. Thanks to our generous local sponsors, Comizio Orthodontics and Pepe Auto Group, who sponsored the two hole- in-one contest, a $10,000 cash prize awaited golfers at one hole and a choice of Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Infiniti or Cadillac awaited them at the other. Stunning automobiles were also on display, enhancing the beautiful acreage of Leewood thanks to Mercedez-Benz of White Plains; Mercedez-Benz of New Rochelle; Porsche of Larchmont; Pepe Cadillac and Pepe Infiniti.
Although no one was able to make that hole-in-one which has eluded golfers now for 29 years, there were still plenty of awards to go around. The “First Place Winning Team” went to Fred Taylor, Dave Harris, Bill Regan and Richard Thomas, and “Second Place” was taken by the team of Joe Dooley, Jim Hendry, Joe Petrone and Dave Flannery. The winner of the Putting Contest, sponsored by Bertine, Hufnagle, Headly, Zeltner, Drummond & Dohn, LLP and Entergy was Bill Regan, who missed his attempt at the 60 foot $2500 cash prize putt by just inches!
Funds from the golf outing comprise about 20% of the overall revenue the Community Fund raises each year. “We are incredibly grateful for the tremendous amount of community support we receive each year to make our golf outing a success,” noted Jim Rotenberg, Golf Co-Chair. “We especially want to acknowledge our Grand Sponsors, Pepe Auto Group and The Raffiani Foundation for their continued generosity.”
Board Chair Katharine Outcalt added, “We couldn’t be more pleased with our results and appreciate everyone who donated and/or came out to participate. The money raised at our annual golf outing greatly enhances The Community Fund’s ability to provide the necessary funding and support to the many wonderful non-profit organizations that serve the residents of our community.”
The 2015 Golf Committee included Committee Chairs: Judy Foley and James Rotenberg; Honorary Committee Chairs: Chuck and Mark Rollins; Committee members: Tom Andruss, Mike Calano, Robert Castan?o, Margaret Colavita,?Dr. Joseph Comizio, D.D.S., Noreen Culhane, Fran Harris, Andrew Korb, Rosetta McArdle, Kevin McNeil, Katharine Outcalt, Steven Palm, Joe Pepe, Sal Pepe, Laura & Phil Raffiani, Sarah Reynolds, David Scalzo, Marty Schulman, Pirkko Stechler, Fred Taylor, Lauren Toal, Jeff Ungvary and Kerry Walsh.