The 29th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic held on July 14th was a spectacular day filled with fun. Over 200 golfers enjoyed a round of golf at the Old Westbury Golf and Country Club, in support of the Foundation.
Participants started their day with an energizing breakfast and were treated to cigars courtesy of Davidoff of NY, then they were off to golf. The day’s activities included Marty’s challenge on the course equipped with the Jets Flight Crew to sell raffles, a hole in one car challenge (compliments of Van Buren Buick Pontiac), and the Kyle Cunningham Challenge where golfers had to out drive Kyle. Kyle has been doing this challenge for years, but this year had to feel a little more special since his dad, Bobby Cunningham Jr. was the 2014 Man of the Year. Bobby Cunningham has not only been a pillar of the community, but the Cunningham family has been a treasured supporter of the Foundation for years.
There was no shortage of food or drinks either. The Georgi Girls returned again this year, courtesy of Star Industries with tastings of their signature vodka flavors. Not only did golfers enjoy the bountiful feast throughout the day provided by Old Westbury, but got to indulge in Long Island’s most delicious meatballs. For the first time at the Golf Classic, these delectable meatball sandwiches were complimentary of Patchogue’s That Meetball Place. Clare Rose and Manhattan Beer graciously provided refreshing beer on course for the golfers.
The day didn’t end after a round of golf. All were invited to replenish their energy with an endless choice of entrées at a cocktail hour followed by an evening program. Earlier, guests were wowed by the sleek white Lamborghini parked outside the clubhouse at the start of the day. The Lamborghini is one of many exotic cars owned by Signature Cars who donated a track experience, one of many prizes being auctioned off in the evening.
Thanks to Rob Gulotta of Rob Gulotta Photography Inc. for donating his time to help us capture our memories of the day.
We are looking forward to an even grander celebration for next year’s 30th anniversary of the Celebrity Golf Classic.