Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation's 16th Annual Fall Golf and Tennis Classic Raises Nearly $20,000
Nearly $200,000 was raised at the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation’s 16th annual Fall Golf and Tennis Classic on Monday, September 26th, at the Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, NJ. The proceeds from the event will support the Good Samaritan Regional Kidney Center in Suffern, NY. Presenting sponsor of the event was once again Union State Bank.
Bridgewater, NJ (PRWEB) October 7, 2005
Nearly $200,000 was raised at the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation’s 16th annual Fall Golf and Tennis Classic on Monday, September 26th, at the Edgewood Country Club in River Vale, NJ. The proceeds from the event will support the Good Samaritan Regional Kidney Center, a 10-station unit at Good Samaritan Hospital. Presenting sponsor of the event was once again Union State Bank, who continues to demonstrate its commitment to the community through efforts such as this.
The golf classic featured a fun-filled day beginning with a breakfast buffet at 9:30 a. m. Attendees participated in an elite 18-hole “shamble,” which was preceded by a putting contest. For those who preferred a hard court to the links, a tennis tournament was also offered. Lunch at the Midway for golfers was sponsored by the Hilton Woodcliff Lake.
The day concluded with an upscale cocktail reception, silent and live auction, and dinner. In addition, a raffle, which included a grand prize of a 7-day all-inclusive cruise for two to the Breezes Resort in the Bahamas, was offered on behalf of Active International. Winner of the grand prize was Neale Kuperman of Suffern, N. Y.
Other raffle prizes included a 3 day trip for two to Orlando, F. L., donated by Sea Gate Travel, won by Kathy Medici also of Suffern, N. Y.; and a $500 gift check from Union State Bank, won by Louis Siracusano of Rockleigh, N. J.
Making a guest appearance at the event was New York Giants Super Bowl XXI Champion Byron Hunt. He has been an active supporter of Good Samaritan Hospital’s Chemical Dependency Program fundraisers and volunteered the entire day at the Golf and Tennis Classic. Hunt was put to work as an auctioneer and led a contest on the course, where he was able to draw in over $2,000 in a “Beat the Pro” format.
"The generosity of all who participated, and the funds raised will ensure our patients continued quality care and treatment at the Regional Kidney Center,” said Christine Maraia, Executive Vice President of the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation. “We thank the many local corporations and organizations that showed their support of Good Samaritan Hospital and the Foundation by sponsoring this outing for yet another successful year.”
All funds raised through the Fall Classic will support the Regional Kidney Center of Good Samaritan Hospital. A 10-station unit, the Center provides ongoing hemodialysis and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis to patients who require kidney replacement therapies. Total computerization of the state-of-the-art facility provides complete on-line monitoring, calculations and tailoring of care for each patient - assuring adequacy of treatment. The funds raised through this outing will allow a continuation of the hospital's long tradition of compassionate, quality care for the people of the Greater Rockland County area at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Good Samaritan Hospital is part of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, which also includes St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY and Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY. Additionally, Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living and adult home facility and several other medical programs. For more information on this, or any of the hospital’s programs or services, contact Good Samaritan Hospital at 845-368-5000 or www. goodsamhosp. org.
R&J Public Relations, LLC
# # #