Corporate Golf Classic raises close to $100K for the American Heart Association
Golfers had the opportunity to "Drive for the Chrysler," where if they got a hole-in-one on the thirteenth hole, they would drive home in a brand new Chrysler 300. There was also a putting contest and awards were given for longest drive, closest to the pin and straightest drive.
More than 170 attended the dinner afterwards where guests had the opportunity to hear from this year's Corporate Classic honoree, Jay M. Herman, Partner at the East Meadow law firm of Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP. Also speaking that evening were Shelby Caban, 11-year old heart transplant survivor and Todd Slattery, father of 2-year old Aiden who is also a heart survivor. Their stories of survival not only moved the crowd but showed them that their contributions to the American Heart Association were hard at work saving lives.
During the dinner, attendees were given the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets, bid on silent auction items and participate in a live auction.
"I want to acknowledge the special contributions to the Corporate Golf Classic made by our sponsors -- Liberty Land Title Agency, LLC, Preferred Empire Mortgage Company, Healthworld and Hercules Group," said Frank Tauches, Jr., Chairman of the event. This year, the Classic was presented by Certilman Balin Attorneys and Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
"This year's Corporate Golf Classic raised more than $96,000 for the American Heart Association and the funds raised will go to research, professional and public education, advocacy and community service programs so people across America can live stronger, longer lives," said Tanya Bissell, Special Event Director for the American Heart Association.
Mark your calendars and join us next year at the 2006 Corporate Golf Classic. For more information about heart disease and stroke, call your local office of the American Heart Association, visit the web at www.americanheart.org or call 1.800.AHA.USA1.