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9th Annual Golf and Tennis Classic Raises Record Breaking Amount

​Boys Town New York held their 9th Annual Golf and Tennis Classic on Monday, September 12, 2016 at Knollwood Country Club in Elmsford, New York. Headed by committee chairs Guy Cleveland and Alan Kensek, the event sold out for the second year in a row and was the most profitable event Boys Town New York has ever hosted. The total amount raised netted over $135,000 and will go to support Boys Town New York's programs and services throughout the community.

A large turnout of around 130 guests enjoyed the Golf and Tennis Classic's festivities. A total of 29 groups of four competed in the golf scramble while eight tennis players battled it out in the tennis tournament.

"We couldn't have asked for better weather and a better group of supporters!" Morgan Gorospe, Tennis Tournament Committee Representative said.

Guests were able to relax at the Knollwood Country Club house following the golf and tennis tournaments. Dinner was provided by the Country Club while the auction portion of the event was lead by retired NFL JETS Player, Ray Lucas. He auctioned off items ranging from tickets to a Broadway performance, to sports memorabilia and golf club packages for the country club, including other smaller prizes for golf and tennis enthusiasts.

Following the auction, a few Boys Town New York youth presented their personal stories to the audience. The boys explained their backgrounds and shared how coming to Boys Town has affected their lives in such a positive way and helped them learn to believe in themselves.

"We couldn't be more proud of our presenting youth," said Jessica Wiley, Boys Town New York Development Coordinator. "They shared a common path of misguidance directed from their peers who lead them down a road of crime and violence. Their determination in our Intervention and Assessments program and their willingness to accept that negative behaviors have consequences allowed them to mature as young men."

Boys Town New York is already planning and looking forward to their 10th Annual Golf and Tennis Classic in the fall of 2017.

Boys Town extends a thank you to this year's supporters:

  • Platinum Maintenance Services Corp Empire Sponsor $15,000​
  • Litespeed Electric, Inc. Empire Sponsor $15,000​
  • Premier Metal & Marble Empire Sponsor $15,000​
  • Modworxx Caddy Sponsor $5,000​
  • Gensler Caddy Sponsor $5,000​
  • Sound Air Conditioning Caddy Sponsor $5,000​
  • ARI Access Floors Caddy Sponsor $5,000​
  • Firecom, Inc. Dinner Sponsor $4,500​
  • Syska Hennesy Group, Inc. Dinner Sponsor $4,500​
  • Jonathan Metal & Glass Dinner Sponsor $4,500​
  • EuroTech Construction Dinner Sponsor $4,500​
  • Theodore Williams Construction Company, LLC Supporting ​Sponsor $4,000​
  • Enterprise Rebirth Advisory Jet Blue Challenge Sponsor $4,000​