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New York Ironman Golf-A-Thon Raises $28,000

On June 13, 2016, Boys Town New York hosted their first Ironman Golf-A-Thon at Ramsey Golf and Country Club. A total of ten golfers kicked off the morning at 7 a.m. with the determination of golfing 100 holes in a single day. Members of the community were encouraged to sponsor a golfer for each hole in the hopes of raising $2500 per participant. By the end of the event, the Ironman Golf-A-Thon raised over $28,000, with half the golfers completing an unprecedented 120 holes!

Ironman participants helped support the mission and raise awareness of Boys Town New York’s programs and services by motivating family, friends and coworkers to donate. Through personally reaching out and by using social media platforms, golfers were able to spread the word about the Golf-A-Thon and get as many sponsors per hole as possible.

The Ironman Golf-A-Thon is a unique event, and while the participants were considered regular golfers, the 100-hole goal proved to be a tough task. Halfway through, golfers were offered a massage from a licensed massage therapist to keep the game going and reward their hard work.

The event wouldn’t have been such a success without the Golf-A-Thon’s “Ironman” Michael Campana. A member of the Board of Directors at Boys Town New York, Michael Campana earned the title of Ironman due to his outstanding fundraising abilities. His dedication to Boys Town showed through his efforts to recruit golfers to play and through his encouragement to donate which resulted in him being the top fundraiser, earning him the coveted Green Jacket.

Boys Town New York plans to hold this event next year for the second time due to its success. The golfers from this year are already planning on preparing and training for the 2017 Ironman Golf-A-Thon.