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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Saratoga Bridges’ 10th Annual Golf Classic nets close to $24,000

A record amount of $23,600 (NET) was raised at Saratoga Bridges’ 10th Annual J. Michael Fitzgibbon Memorial Golf Classic presented by Relph Benefit Advisors on Monday, July 15.   88 Golfers played at the beautifully designed Edison Club, a private golf course in Rexford NY, which included an 18-hole scramble, BBQ lunch, awards ceremony & dinner, complimentary beverages, goodie bags with a Saratoga Bridges polo shirt, raffles, and a silent auction.  A portion of the proceeds benefits the J. Michael Fitzgibbons Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of Michael who was a Board Member that passed away unexpectedly in 2005.
Professional Golfer and loyal Saratoga Bridges friend, Briana Vega, was one of our  special guests again this year.  A Pro since 2004, Briana qualified for the 2009 U.S. Women’s Open Championship and has won 4 other tournaments including The 2006 Big Break VI: Trump National series.  Andrew Catalon from WNYT News Channel 13 was the Master of Ceremonies at the Awards Ceremony and Bob Reed, former Minnesota Viking and committee member was also on hand to greet guests.
Prizes were awarded to:
·         Men’s Closest to the Pin – Chip Malone
·         Woman’s Closest to the Pin – Karin Hyman
·         Woman’s Longest Drive – Meghan Foley
·         Men’s Longest Drive – Brian McIlroy
·         1st Place Low Gross – David Fitzgibbons, Jon Halpin, Jarod Katz
·         2nd Place Low Gross – Andrew Ferrara, Scott Waterhouse, Bruce Cerone, Todd Duval
·         1st Place Low Net – Tom Domery, John Purtell, Howard Ostrom, Vinnie Paolozzi
·         2nd Place Low Net – Leo Dolan, Bill Egan, Ed Morrison

Saratoga Bridges is most grateful to the following 2013 Special Event, Tournament Sponsors and Golfers, for without their generosity the event would not be as successful: 
Saratoga Bridges is most grateful to the following to their 2013 Golf Classic Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:   Relph Benefit Advisors
Lead Sponsor:   The Fitzgibbons Family
Tournament SponsorBHL
Cart Sponsors:  MMHayes and Philadelphia Insurance    
Contest Sponsors:   John Carriero & Son, Inc., John Herrick and Tracey Road Equipment 
Registration SponsorsDA Collins, NorthEast Testing and WB Mason
Beverage Sponsors: DeCresente and Coca-Cola provided beverages.

Special Event Sponsors: The Adirondack Trust Company, Constance & Thomas D’Ambra, DIAGEO, Coca-Cola, Relph Benefit Advisors, The Bonadio Group, Stewart’s Shops, Champlain Wealth Management and Olsen Associates, Architects.

As one of the largest non-profit organizations in the county, Saratoga Bridges has been providing programs for people with developmental disabilities and their families for more than 55 years.  Throughout its’ history, family members, staff and volunteers have been committed to ensuring that the individuals they serve are able to realize their goals, hopes and dreams.  They remain steadfast in their ability to offer the highest level of lifetime services to 800 people, by promoting their abilities, contributions and achievements in every aspect of community life.  Saratoga Bridges’ philosophy is that every day is full of possibilities!


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