On Tuesday, November 13th, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) presented its annual “All-In” Poker Tournament as part of its Poker & Networking event series. Held at The Main Event Restaurant & Sports Bar in Farmingdale, more than 100 players participated in the tournament which raised over $15,000 in support of mentoring on Long Island.
Mike Cooper, from Merrick, revealed the championship hand at the coveted final table. Alex Smith, from Dix Hills and Thomas Monteleone, from Melvile, finished in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
“As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday next week, it was great to see so many players generously donate to help make a difference in the lives of the children we serve,” said BBBSLI Director of Development, Meredith McCaslin. “The money raised tonight will help our agency serve more at-risk children across Long Island.”
BBBSLI would like to express its appreciation to the event’s Ace Sponsors: CHIPS Technology Group, Dermer Stairlifts & Mobility, EBA, Merrick Madmen, Mineola Lions Club, Red Hat, Inc. and the Whitmore Group. Special thanks also goes to the night’s Queen Sponsors: Advantage Title, NawrockiSmith and Steve Madden.
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On Sunday, August 19th the sun set on the 18th Annual Hamptons Offshore Invitational (HOI) Fishing Tournament, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI). The nine-day tournament, hosted by The Shinnecock Marlin and Tuna Club (SMTC), had 60 registered boats and raised more than $250,000 to support BBBSLI’s mentoring programs for children facing adversity on the East End of Long Island.
For years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island has been serving children on the East End of Long Island with their High School Bigs Mentoring Programs at Hampton Bays, Sag Harbor and South Hampton.
“It is wonderful to have the support of so many sponsors, anglers and dinner guests helping to make this year’s tournament such a success,” said Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island CEO, Mark Cox. “The support we received at this event will help change lives of children facing adversity on the East End by allowing us to increase the number of local children served by our mentoring programs.”
Headquartered at Oakland’s Restaurant & Marina in Hampton Bays, the tournament closed with nearly 500 people gathering at the awards dinner. After announcing the winners of each division and species, the crowd filled with anticipation as the winning raffle ticket was pulled announcing Pete Galindo of East Quogue as the winner of the 23’ Open Center Console Fishing Boat provided by Sportsman Boats.
To view a complete list of the 2018 Hamptons Offshore Invitational Tournament winners please visit: http://www.hamptonsoffshore.com/
BBBSLI would like to give special thanks to the Chairman of the Hamptons Offshore Invitational Tournament, Scott Horowitz, and to all the sponsors who helped support this event including: Dinner & Platinum Sponsor: Statewide Roofing. Platinum Sponsors: George Vickers, Harry Bacharach & Southern Tide, Modern Yachts, Owen and Laurie Schwartz, Pure Dental, Shore Line Insurance, Wahl & Crew, White Water Custom Sportfish Boats and White Water Outfitters. Gold Sponsors: Hampton Watercraft, Haskell Local Outfitters, Oakland’s Restaurant and Marina, Prime Marina Group, Riverhead Building Supply, South Shore Docks, Spellman’s Marine, Sportsman Boats, Staten Island Yachts Sales, United Yachts Sales and Unity Electric. Silver Sponsors: Dave Bofill Marine Inc., Fish & Wildlife Unlimited Taxidermy, Framingham Foundation/Leatherman and Shinnecock Marlin & Tuna Club. Captain’s Meeting Hospitality Sponsor: Overtemp Marine. Valet Sponsor: Village Auto Body. Raffle Sponsor: Southampton Town Police. Trophy Sponsors: Bay Gas Service, Big Daddy Tournament Outfitters, Redgrave Electric Maintenance Inc., Sea Tow Shinnecock/Moriches and Trident Funding.
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