Children’s Happy Faces Foundation’s Ninth Annual Day of Fun Raises over $600,000 For Ronald McDonald House New York and Make-a-Wish Foundation of Hudson Valley
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New York, October 2, 2015 – Children’s Happy Faces Foundation’s annual golf outing announced that it surpassed last year’s record of $600,000 in support of Ronald McDonald House New York and the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Hudson Valley. Held on three separate courses on September 29th, the event culminated in an evening celebration held in the mansion at Sleepy Hollow Country Club.
“Each year this event has grown from the year before. And this, our 9th year, is no exception. Children’s Happy Faces Foundation has now raised over than $3.5 million,” said David Lipson, CEO of Children’s Happy Faces Foundation & senior managing director of Century Management Services. “With the recent expansion plans at Ronald McDonald House I know there is so much more that we can do for the house given our relationships within the real estate industry, and this year’s event is a very important step toward those efforts.”
“Children’s Happy Faces Foundation has brought a unique brand of joy to our families, and brought smiles to our kids’ faces in ways that we could not have imagined,” said William T. Sullivan, president & CEO of Ronald McDonald House New York.
Twenty-eight foursomes played at Sleepy Hollow Country Club, while 18 foursomes played at Hudson National Golf Club, and 22 foursomes took to the greens at Saint Andrews Golf Club. The Sleepy Hollow daytime participants enjoy more than 300 acres of golf, swimming, horseback riding and tennis.
The evening party took place at Mansion at Sleepy Hollow Country Club featuring an awards ceremony, auction and celebration. With live music provided by the Parker Reilly Band, take-a-chance raffle prizes, silent and live auction items including a DUXIANA King Size Bed, a day of golf and lunch at Sleepy Hollow Country Club, and admittance to an exclusive VIP party for a passing of the torch event featuring Yankees’ Legend Mariano Rivera and Yankees’ Pitcher Dellin Betances.
In addition to Title Sponsor Century Management Services, the fundraiser was also supported by a number of notable organizations that included Platinum sponsors Hercules Corp., National Cooperative Bank & Alex Dimitrief. Gold sponsors: Efficient Combustion & Cooling Corp., Graphic Service Bureau, Morgan Stanley & Zurich Insurance. Silver sponsors: Arthur J. Gallagher/Bollinger Insurance, Daniels Norelli Scully & Cecere, Bargold Storage Systems, Direct Energy & Yonkers Fire Fighters & JAD Corp. Additional major support from Assured Environments, DUXIANA, Fino Wall Street Ristorante Italiano, Uncle Jacks Steak House & N.Y. Yankees.
For a full list of this year’s sponsors and activities, visit http://www.happyfacesgroup.com.
About Children’s Happy Faces Foundation
Children’s Happy Faces Foundation (CHFF) is dedicated to assisting the families of sick children during difficult and challenging times. The organization strives to help create an atmosphere to allow for some “happy” moments and smiling “faces” to soften these stressful times. For more information, visit http://www.happyfacesgroup.com.
About Ronald McDonald House New York
Ronald McDonald House New York provides temporary housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families in a strong, supportive and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent support systems. Ronald McDonald House New York can accommodate 84 families, and it is filled to capacity almost every night. The House’s location in Manhattan, in close proximity to 16 major medical and cancer treatment centers, draws children and families from across the country and the world, as well as from the metropolitan New York City area. Since its founding, more than 35,000 families have stayed at Ronald McDonald House New York. For more information, visit www.rmh-newyork.org.