100 holes of golf for kids Monday

Local Athlete To Run Marathon While Golfing In McMahon-Ryan Child Advocacy Site's "100 Holes For Kids" Tournament Golfers Play Sun Up to Sun Down to Raise Money for Child Abuse Victims

On Monday, May 18, 23 dedicated CNY golfers will brave the wee morning hours (6 a.m. tee off!) to golf from dawn to dusk -- 100 Holes for Kids as the 6th annual McMahon-Ryan Child Advocacy Site golf tournament kicks off at Skaneateles Country Club. Money raised from the tournament goes directly to services provided by McMahon-Ryan for its prevention and education program efforts to help child abuse victims. New this year - in addition to playing 12 straight hours of charity golf - Manlius resident Doug Cronin, 30, will be running the course as a marathon!

"I see this as an opportunity to raise even more money for McMahon-Ryan by creating visibility for the tournament by running and golfing at the same time," Cronin said . "People think we are crazy to golf 100 holes and adding a marathon to it has got to draw some needed attention and hopefully money to the important work the site provides for victims of child abuse."

According to Julie Cecile, executive director of the McMahon-Ryan Child Advocacy Site, the twenty-three golfers will tee off at 6 a.m. and finish up the 100th hole at approximately 6:30 p.m. "This is an amazing and unique tournament. The dedication of the golfers is inspiring and the money they raise through pledges is critical to the work we do on behalf of victims of child abuse and their families in terms of education and prevention," Cecile said.

For information, call Stephanie Salanger, McMahon-Ryan, at 652-9430 or (m)263-8563. www.mcmahonryan.org

About McMahon-Ryan Child Advocacy Site

The McMahon-Ryan Child Advocacy Site provides direct support for children who are victims of physical or sexual abuse as well as professionals working to address the issue of child abuse. The Site seeks to make a difference by providing a centralized location for coordination of the multiple disciplines within Onondaga County working on behalf of abused children.

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