On Monday, August 1, 2011, golfers teed off and tennis players took to the tennis courts as the Community Chest of Port Washington (the “Chest”) held its annual Golf & Tennis Tournament at the Village Club of Sands Point. Money raised by the event will be distributed to 24 Chest supported non-profit organizations that serve Port Washington residents.
“The Community Chest extends its gratitude and appreciation for the support this event received,” said Nancy V. Cowles, Chest President. “Our Tournament was a huge success, and, in light of the current economic environment, we weren’t quite sure what to expect this year. The number of golfers more than doubled from last year and we had a tremendous increase in our sponsorships. We raised 100% more for the Chest this year and I couldn’t be more pleased. This will bring us closer to our campaign goal and help us improve peoples’ lives.”
In the spirit of the Chest’s motto “The People of Port Helping the People of Port”, the Golf Scramble saw golfers take the course for what proved to be a fun filled morning with great golf and many contests while tennis players served up some heated competition during their own Round Robin tournament. This very successful event finished with a scrumptious barbeque awards luncheon.
It was a great event all around. Many attending stressed how much they enjoyed themselves and were looking forward to playing in next year’s tournament. In closing, Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman commented, “It just shows how special and caring a community Port Washington is. When all have a good time while raising money to support a wonderful organization, the Community Chest, everyone benefits.”
The Community Chest would like to thank to all who so generously supported this year’s event; especially our Tournament Sponsors: Publishers Clearing House and Francine and Al Meyer. We’d also like to thank our Individual Sponsors: Joe & Sandy Cardiello, Angela & Scott Jaggar and Dot & Ed Slade (the Slade Family Foundation), our many green and tee sponsors and raffle prize donors as well as the Village Club of Sands Point and its staff.
In addition, the Chest is most grateful to Owen Costello, who so capably headed the Golf and Tennis Tournament Committee, and the many volunteers who assisted him. A special thank you goes to Lorrie Elton for her art work. Without their support, this event could not have been the success it was.
The Chest was formed in 1949 to consolidate fundraising activities for a handful of Port Washington non-profit agencies. It currently raises and distributes funds to non-profit organizations that provide a wide range of services to improve lives for an estimated 7,500 Port Washington residents.