July 19, 2011

Easter Seals New York Tees Off 22nd Annual Billy Martin Golf Classic

Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 9:00 a.m. at Hollow Brook Golf Club, 1060 Oregon Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Easter Seals New York will host its 22nd Annual Billy Martin Golf Classic this Tuesday, July 19, at Hollow Brook Golf Club. Over 120 golfers will participate in the event, creating a great day of friendly competition while raising funds for children and adults with disabilities and special needs.

The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. with breakfast, some time on the practice range, and a putting competition, with the tournament officially kicking off at 11 a.m. The event will feature a reception, banquet dinner, auction, raffle, and award ceremony following the tournament. All proceeds from the event will benefit Easter Seals New York Programs in Hudson Valley, including Child Development Centers, an after-school program and a monthly Community Outreach Program.

"The Billy Martin Golf Classic is a great event that raises funds for much needed programs in the Hudson Valley, while having a fun day on the golf course," says Edward V. Vicinanza, Chairman of Easter Seals New York Hudson Valley Regional Board.

Easter Seals New York has partnered with sponsors Entergy, Blank Rome LLP, Greenberg Traurig, and The Shaw Group to create a fantastic event. The tournament play will feature a putting contest, hole-in-one prizes, and a $50,000 JetBlue Challenge shootout. Celebrity athletes will be in attendance to lend their support to Easter Seals New York's mission, including OJ Anderson, MVP of SuperBowl XXV, New York Giants stars Stephen "TD Maker" Baker and Jim Burt, and New York Yankees World Series winner Mike Torrez.

"The support we have received from our sponsors and the community has been wonderful," commented John W. McGrath, Executive Director of Advancement at Easter Seals New York. "Their generosity is changing the lives of thousands of individuals in the Hudson Valley Region."

Easter Seals is the nation's leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental, physical, and mental disabilities, and other special needs. Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. For almost 90 years, Easter Seals has been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Last year, Easter Seals New York directly touched the lives of more than 10,000 individuals and their families. In the Hudson Valley region, Easter Seals New York currently operates four Child Development Centers, an after-school program, and a Community Outreach Service Center.

For more information about Easter Seals New York or the Billy Martin Golf Classic, please visit www.eastersealsny.org.

Hayrim Byun
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SOURCE Easter Seals New York