Designated the “Double Chai” golf tournament, the Menorah Park Open, the oldest golf fundraiser in Syracuse, tees off for the 36thtime on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Drumlins Country Club. A full day of golf, lunch and dinner from Pascale’s, local media celebrities, and a raffle and silent auction with a variety of gifts will highlight the day.
“Last year we raised $35,000 and we’re shooting even higher this year,” said Mary Ellen Bloodgood, Menorah Park CEO. Proceeds from the event support Menorah Park’s continuum-of-care programs such as entertainment and special events for residents, keeps a van on the road that transports residents to community activities, and helps support Kosher meals on Wheels.
“Every dollar raised helps to enhance our residents’ quality of life, who are our loved ones, friends and one day could be us,” Bloodgood said.
The Menorah Park Open starts with lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by Captain and Crew golf at 12:30 p.m., an earlier starting time this year. A cocktail reception will be followed by an awards dinner. Media celebrities such as Doug Logan, program emcee, Niko Tamurian of CNY Central and “Voice of the Orange” Matt Park are scheduled to join the golfers on the course. A special preview of the Syracuse University football season will be given during the dinner program.
A silent auction will feature local gifts and everyone will have a chance to win a raffle prize.
Foursomes and individual golfers are welcome, sponsorships are available, donations of goods for door prizes and the auction are encouraged, and all are welcome to attend the dinner.
For golf registration, donations and dinner reservations visit the Menorah Park website, MenorahParkofCNY.com or contact Susie Drazen, Menorah Park Director of Development firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-446-9111 x141.
Jason Emerson is editor of the Cazenovia Republican and Eagle Bulletin newspapers.