On Monday, July 19, 2010 Skyline Restoration hosted its Second Annual Golf Classic to benefit Smile Train, a nonprofit organization that provides free cleft lip and palate surgery to hundreds of thousands of poor children around the world.
$47,100 were raised thanks to the generosity of the participating golfers and the donations of companies and individuals through either contributions or sponsorships.
Michele Sinesky, Donor Relations Manager at Smile Train, thanked John Kalafatis, President, and the entire staff of Skyline Restoration, for their efforts in raising funds that help provide smiles and a second chance at life to children in need.
Morning thunderstorms threatened to put a damper on the event, but this did not discourage the golfers. By shotgun time, a warm sun was shining above the Village Club of Sands Point making the former Guggenheim estate even more majestic.
This year, all golfers were equipped with an electronic device that transmitted their scoring live on the Internet, while other participants watched the tournament on monitors installed on the patio and in the dining room.
Competition was strong on the green. The leader board constantly changed throughout the day with the top spot alternating between three teams. At the end of the day the winning team was John and Steve Wagner of Global Indemnity, Mitch Klein of BMW Oyster Bay, and Rygo Foss of Skyline Restoration.
Thomas Fenniman of Thomas Fenniman Architects won the Longest Drive competition, while Vinny DePalma of Extech Building Materials was the winner of the Longest Putt competition. Winners of the Closest to the Pin competitions were Lina Gottesman of Altus Metal & Marble and Dustin Plutzer of American Industries.
The raffled items, many of them donations from our vendors, were presented by Skyline Restoration’s Executive VP of Business Development John Tsampas and VP of Business Development Jasen Geraghty.
On behalf of all of us at Skyline Restoration, I want to express our appreciation and gratitude to each one of you who graciously and generously contributed to making our Second Annual Golf Benefit for Smile Train a success.
We hope to see all of you at our Third Annual Golf Classic next year. For more information on Smile Train, click here.