I am proud to say that this is the ELEVENTH year that AmeriBag has been the Major Sponsor of the annual American Cancer Society Michael B. Finnegan Golf Classic at Wiltwyck Golf Course in Kingston, NY.
Sadly, cancer has become epidemic. Being a 5+ year survivor myself, I feel strongly about doing anything I can to help prevent cancer and to find better cures. We all have been touched by cancer; whether it has hit us personally, or a relative or close friend.
My husband, Irwin, and I love this event. Golf has been an enjoyable pastime enjoyed by me and Irwin for 11 years. We have been Major Sponsors of this Tournament from the first year we began golfing. It is a fun filled day for an excellent cause. Although most of the day is spent competing for ‘the win’, the underlying reason for the event is never lost. The silent and live auctions are filled with fabulous gifts and participants are incredibly generous, often bidding over the actual cost of the goods in recognition of the value donating. This year over $98,000 was raised to help the ACS in their fight against cancer.
Golf tournaments are an ordinary person’s way of making something extraordinary happen; stroke by stoke, green by green. It is a way to connect to the cause; something everyone can do within their own communities. We encourage people to seek out their local charity of choice and see what types of events are available for them to make a difference. Every little bit helps to fight for this important cause.
This event brings such spirited generosity, as all are aware of the importance of supporting charities like the American Cancer Society. AmeriBag also sees this spirit at another extremely worthwhile organization, Breast Cancer Options, events here in the Hudson Valley.
Pictured left to right: AmeriBag Co-founder Margery Gaffin of Kingston, Sally Schofield of Barbados, AmeriBag Director of Sales, Beth Petramale of Saugerties, and Josephine Guest of the Bahamas and Barbados. Results: 68 Gross / 66 Net. WINNERS OF FIRST PLACE NET
Pictured left to right: AmeriBag Co-founder Irwin Gaffin of Kingston, Matt Kovner of Olivebridge, Danny Moss of New Paltz, and Dr. Gary Povill of Hurley. Results: 67 Gross / 65 Net.