On Monday, June 6th, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI) hosted their 20th Annual Golf Tournament at The Muttontown Club in East Norwich, NY. This year’s event presented by Broadridge Financial Solutions, honoring Tom Gambaro, brought together 108 golfers and raised nearly $100,000 in support of mentoring on Long Island.
“Tom [Gambaro] hit it out of the park this year; nine of today’s 27 foursomes were the direct result of his hard work on behalf of the event all the children we serve. As I mentioned during my remarks, I’m confident that in the dinner crowd was a first-time attendee or two – like Tom was 14 years ago – who’ll become future golf honorees,” said Jamison Skala, Director of Development for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island.
Tournament guests began their day with an elaborate breakfast buffet on the outdoor patio, followed by time at the driving range and putting greens. Golfers enjoyed a barbecue lunch, cocktail reception, buffet dinner, awards ceremony and raffles.
During dinner, BBBSLI’s mission was brought to life as Little Brother Marven and Big Brother John spoke about their match. “When I first heard I was getting a Big Brother I was really nervous, but once I got to know John I felt so comfortable. I think John and I will have the best time of our lives doing things together,” shared Marven.
Congratulations to this year’s tournament 1st place winners:
Men’s low gross with a score of 69 – Bob Madden
Women’s low gross with a score of 99 – Sonia Whang
Team Low Net with a Callaway-handicapped team score of 60– Mike Aleva, Rudy Caroleo, E. David, Woycik, Jr., Bob Madden
In addition to thanking Presenting Sponsor Broadridge Financial Solutions and Honoree Tom Gambaro, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island would like to express appreciation to all of the golfers, supporters and sponsors including:
Dinner – Ike, Molly & Steven Elias Foundation
Breakfast – Freedom Mortgage
Cocktail Reception – Stifel Investment Services
Golf Cart – Dantona Industries
Awards – Hofstra Athletics
Locker Room – American Land Services, Inc.
Beverage Cart – American Land Services, Inc.
Driving Range – Fidelity
Golf Ball – Broadridge Financial Services
Gift – GNP Branded Gear
Putting Green – Merrick Madmen
Longest Drive – Advantage Title
Closest to the Pin – National Business Capital & Network Long Island
To view all photos from the event check the galleries section of our website in the coming days