The BNC Insurance Golf Classic for Blythedale - held at Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale - was a record-breaking success, raising more than $260,000 for the Hospital's Health Home program. This year, the outing returned to Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, a favorite course for Blythedale, after its multi-year course renovation. More than 100 golfers hit the links and enjoyed a full day of golf, followed by dinner and an auction.
The outing was the 22nd annual golf event for Blythedale Children's Hospital, and the most successful to date. Funds raised will support the Hospital's new Health Home Care Management initiative - an important program that enables Blythedale Care Managers to work with patients and their families within their communities, to ensure the continuum of care continues and children receive the care and support services needed to stay healthy.
During the evening festivities, Blythedale Board Chair David Pedowitz thanked sponsors and golfers for their support of Blythedale, giving special recognition to John Cofini, Brian Colby, Todd Rockefeller and Paul Sohigian of Title Sponsor BNC Insurance Agency, Inc. He also thanked attendees for their support of Blythedale's Health Home program, emphasizing the vital need for programming of this kind. Christina Horelick, a Blythedale Health Home Care Manager also spoke about the program, sharing the story of one special family who has been impacted by the service.
Bob Marrone, WVOX morning host, served as auctioneer and rallied the crowd to bid more than $10,000 on several fabulous items.
"This is truly a terrific event, and we are so grateful to the many people and companies that so generously supported Blythedale," said Blythedale President & CEO Larry Levine. "We are particularly indebted to our very dear and longtime friend Carmine Lippolis for the role he plays as Event Chair. It is the overwhelming success it is because he puts so much heart into securing sponsors and golfers. He is tireless in his efforts and his enthusiasm is unparalleled."
Many thanks to all of our sponsors, including Title Sponsor BNC Insurance Agency, Inc., and our dedicated Golf Classic Committee: Carmine Lippolis (Event Chair), Andrew Castellano, Alan Gerstein, Dan Kortick, Roxanne Lippolis and Robert Ranieri, Jr.
For more information about ways to support Blythedale Children's Hospital, please contact Chief Development Officer Robert Lane at (914) 831-2544.
Check out photos from this year's event!