Event will feature Stanley Cup Champion Mike Richter and support Parent Transportation Program, help families overcome barriers to participating in children’s care and treatment
VALHALLA (July 2012) — Blythedale Children’s Hospital has announced that The Dreyfus Golf & Tennis Classic will take place on Monday, September 10, 2012, at the Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, NY. The Dreyfus Corporation, a long-time supporter of the outing, is taking the lead as the event’s title sponsor for a second year.
“Dreyfus has been wonderfully supportive of our Annual Golf & Tennis Classic for years, and we deeply appreciate their ongoing commitment to Blythedale,” said Hospital President and CEO Larry Levine. “We are thrilled that Dreyfus has once again chosen to partner with us in this major role at the event.”
The Dreyfus Golf & Tennis Classic gets underway at 10:30 a.m. and will feature a full day of golf or afternoon tennis, a putting contest, raffle, auction and dinner after play. Stanley Cup Champion Mike Richter, who was a hit as last year’s auction host, will attend and serve as the event’s Honorary Chair for a second year.
Proceeds from The Dreyfus Golf & Tennis Classic will support Blythedale’s Parent Transportation Program. The Program helps families with limited resources access transportation to the Hospital to participate in medical-care meetings, discharge planning and training related to their child’s care.
“The Parent Transportation Program allows Blythedale to minimize the stress caused by having a child in the hospital,” said Susan Murray, LCSW, Blythedale’s Director of Social Work. “With the rising price of gas and the overall cost of public transportation, we feel strongly that it is important for us to do all we can to help our families get to the hospital to learn about their child’s medical condition and needs, and provide emotional support throughout their stay.”
For information about sponsorship opportunities, or to request an invitation to The Dreyfus Golf & Tennis Classic, please contact Christina Caras, Director of Special Events, at (914) 831-2512 or email@example.com.
About Blythedale Children’s Hospital
As New York’s only freestanding, specialty children’s hospital, Blythedale Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving the health status and quality of life of children with complex medical illnesses and disabling conditions through superb multi-disciplinary patient care, teaching, research, and advocacy programs. Blythedale’s board-certified physicians, nurses, clinical staff (social workers, respiratory therapists, clinical pharmacists, Child Life specialists, etc.) and New York State’s largest hospital-based pediatric therapy department (PT, OT and Speech) work together to provide intensive and innovative multi-disciplinary clinical and therapeutic care to help children achieve their medical and rehabilitative goals for independent living, and return to their communities. Blythedale is also the only Hospital in New York State with its own on-site public school district, the Mount Pleasant Blythedale Union Free School District. For more information about Blythedale Children’s Hospital, visit http://www.blythedale.org