YMCA of Greater Syracuse News & Headlines

June 06, 2018

Over $35,000 Raised in Golf Tournament

SYRACUSE, NY, (JUNE 6, 2018) – The YMCA of Greater Syracuse raised over $35,000 in support at their 21st Annual Golf Tournament, held on Monday, June 4th at Bellevue Country Club. 140 golfers participated in the event, enjoying a crisp day on the course.

Proceeds from the sold-out event will help provide scholarships for over 100 children of families in need to attend YMCA camps. Along with Camp Iroquois, the YMCA of Greater Syracuse operates a variety of day camps within its branches and out in the community.

Campers at the Y learn how to be responsible and resourceful through many activities such as swimming, boating, arts and crafts, fine arts, horseback riding, field trips, archery, sports, team building and character development activities. They work in groups, solve problems and make decisions that help them grow as individuals. The Y works to help children and teens from all backgrounds and all abilities discover their full potential by providing opportunities to learn, grow and thrive.

“It was wonderful to see everyone come out to support sending children to camp,” said YMCA of Greater Syracuse President and CEO Mike Brown. “Our organization recognizes that every child, regardless of financial circumstance, deserves a chance to make lasting friendships and memories at camp.”

The team of Rich MacDonald, Tony Procopio, Bruce Wichmann and Jim Houppert came away as winners of the event.

The success of the event would not have been possible without the support of the following sponsors: Dave Towers-Capron Group-Merrill Lynch, CNY Sealing and Paving, Inc., Woodcock & Armani Mechanical Contractors, JTM Associates, Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc. and NBT Bank.

For more information about supporting the Y, please contact Mara Roberts, Vice President of Mission Advancement, at (315) 474-5851, ext. 317, or mroberts@syracuseymca.org, or visit ycny.org/giving.

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