From left to right, Howard Cross, NY Giants; Edmund Coletti, CEO Helen Hayes Hospital; Joseph Pallante, and Chad Woodmancy, AlterG
The Fifth Annual Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation Golf Outing proved to be a great day of golf for a great cause. The event, which took place Monday, August 10th at the Manhattan Woods Golf Club in West Nyack, New York, provided participants with a host of wonderful memories and the hospital with the means to purchase an AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill. Proceeds from this successful fund-raising event will also enable the hospital to fund many additional patient programs and services.
This year 100 golfers experienced unbelievably perfect summer weather for a round of golf, with a slight breeze accompanying abundant sunshine. Hosting the event, The Manhattan Woods Golf Club provided not only wonderful views of the Manhattan skyline but a sumptuous buffet style breakfast enjoyed by those in attendance. Jeanne Shields and Victor Polce of Sotheby International Realty hosted a bar-b-que directly on the course, while cocktails were available in the club’s Oak Room, served to the sounds of a bossa nova band.
Celebrity golfers at this year’s outing included many members of the professional football world. Bruce Harper from the New York Jets, along with Howard Cross, Karl Nelson and Billy Taylor from the New York Giants engaged guests with a game of catch, and then were available for autographing of the football. Assisting as auctioneers during the live auction, these celebrities helped to make it the most successful auction ever held in the 5 years of the golf outing’s existence.
LPGA Tournament member HB MacArthur and her son, Jamie, personally awarded the trophy for first place. This prestigious award is named in memory of James MacArthur, the son of the hospital’s namesake, the First Lady of the American Theater, Helen Hayes MacArthur. Additionally, for the fourth year the Unitex team outplayed all other foursomes to take the title of first place.
A phenomenal success, the Helen Hayes Hospital Foundation, Inc. saw proceeds from donations and fundraising in excess of $160,000. The Foundation advances the mission and strategic objectives of the Helen Hayes Hospital through the development of resources and community awareness. This is accomplished through education, community relations, advocacy, networking, fund raising and public relations.