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Smithtown Children’s Foundation Couple to be Honored 17th Annual Golf Classic

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Smithtown Children’s Foundation Couple to be Honored 17th Annual Golf Classic

The Foundation at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center will host its 17th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the exclusive Huntington Country Club, on the North Shore of Long Island. 

Tournament registration begins at 10:30 AM with a shotgun start at 1:00 PM. The tournament will feature contests on and off the green, including a “hole-in-one” contest with a grand prize vehicle sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown. The cost is $425 per golfer, or $1,700 per foursome, which includes: green fees, caddy, gift bag, pro-shop credit, BBQ lunch, cocktail reception and dinner, with all-day access to the locker room, driving range, and putting green. Event proceeds will benefit the development of a new Pediatric Urgent Care Program at St. Catherine of Siena.

Golf Chairman Fred Cambria, former pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and a member of St. Catherine’s Community Advisory Board, has vested many hours to help improve hospital awareness to the surrounding communities in the service area.

The day before the golf classic, on Sunday, May 21, 2017, Mr. Cambria will collaborate with the  St. Catherine of Siena Foundation  to implement a baseball clinic for 6-14 year olds entitled “Field of Dreams” at the Smithtown Historical Society Baseball Field, 239 Middle Country Road, from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Parents and children are invited to attend.

The complimentary clinic will feature  8 former Major League baseball players, and NY Mets local Long Island scout, Larry Izzo, who will  provide instruction to our youths on pitching, hitting, throwing, base-running and other techniques.  In addition, St. Catherine’s physicians will be onsite to inform parents about concussions and other orthopedic-related injuries. Following the clinic, a free BBQ lunch will be served by local volunteer firemen and women. Major League instructors include: Art Shamsky, Fred Cambria, Neil Heaton, Frank Catalanotto, Frank Tepedino, Ed Kranepool, Bill Pulsipher, Rick Schmidt, Larry Izzo.

To register, or to find out more information on either event, please contact Development Coordinator Lia Crowley at (631) 862-3523.  Please register early, as space is limited for both events.

The focus on children in the community at both events fortifies this year’s Golf Honorees—two individuals deeply rooted in the community— Tom and Christine Fitzgerald of the Smithtown Children’s Foundation. “St. Catherine of Siena is proud to announce Tom and Christine Fitzgerald as 2017 honorees— as a faith-based, community hospital, St. Catherine’s seeks to acknowledge individuals who have made enormous contributions to the community, while also embodying our own mission of helping the suffering and those in need,” said St. Catherine’s Foundation Executive Director Tom McLaughlin. 

About The Smithtown Children’s Foundation

The Smithtown Children’s Foundation was originally formed in 2008 to help a local kindergartner diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, but now raises funds to aid the entire community, particularly those in crisis. In addition to paying medical and household bills, the Foundation purchases medical equipment that is not covered by insurance; manages college scholarships for graduating seniors from both Smithtown East and West High Schools, and  funds an annual Teacher’s Grant for a worthy classroom project that cannot be funded in any other way. The Foundation also works closely with school district’s social workers, providing backpacks and school supplies, as well as Thanksgiving gift cards and holiday gifts. Over the years, Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgerald have established the Foundation as the most valuable resource for the community’s most needy, providing financial and emotional support to children and families within the Smithtown community by bridging family, friends, neighbors and local business to act as ONE.

About St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center

St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, member of Catholic Health Services, is accredited by the Joint Commission and is committed to patient safety and quality care.  Known for its Obstetrics services, the hospital offers a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, is a New York State-Designated Stroke Center, offers modern Hyperbaric Medicine, advanced Robotic Surgery, and the Palliative Care Program recently earned The Joint Commission’s acclaimed Advanced Certification for its commitment to patient quality of care and it’s family centered-approaches.

For more information about the Golf Classic or the Baseball Clinic, please call (631) 862-3523 or view invite here.