United Way Golf Classic to Tee Off July 13th


John Nelson, chairperson for the 20th Annual United Way Golf Classic, meets with committee members to discuss details of the event.Fulton, NY ? One of the area?s most anticipated and largest golf tournaments, the United Way of Greater Oswego County?s Annual Golf Classic is looking to be bigger than ever this year. Scheduled for Monday, July 13th, the United Way Annual Golf Classic will be held at one of Central New York?s finest private golf courses, the Oswego County Club.

Celebrating its 20th year, the United Way Golf Classic provides community members with an opportunity to enjoy a fun day of golf while supporting their local United Way. ?We?re proud to be having our 20th Golf Classic at such a beautiful course as the Oswego County Club. This is the third year that the Oswego County Club has hosted the event and keeps getting better every year,? said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath.

According to Planning Committee Chairperson, John Nelson of the Nelson Funeral Home, the committee is working diligently to ensure that all golfers and sponsors will enjoy a great day of golf for a great cause. “We are excited to be returning to the Oswego County Club for the United Way 2015 Golf Classic. The United Way Golf classic is an excellent opportunity for people to gather and support the mission of the United Way while enjoying a round of golf on one of New York’s finest private courses,? said Nelson.

The 2015 United Way Golf Classic will follow last year?s successful format by offering two flights of golf, an 8:00 a.m. tee off and a 2:00 p.m. tee off. Registration for the four man captain and crew teams includes: golf cart, goodie bag, breakfast, snacks, and a chicken and steak lunch for morning flight; Sandwiches, snacks and a chicken and steak dinner for the afternoon flight.

Each flight will feature a variety of on course games including a chance to win a car at the designated Burritt Motors Hole-In Hole hole, closest to the pin, putting contest, longest drive and beat the pro, along with a 50 / 50 drawing, silent auction and a drawing to win two Adirondack chairs.

Major sponsors for this year?s United Way Golf Classic include Novelis, Entergy, National Grid, Exelon Generation, Planned Results, and Burritt Motors. McGrath added that there are sponsorship opportunities available for those interested in being a part of the United Way Golf Classic including corporate foursome sponsorships and hole sponsorships. United Way is also accepting items for the silent auction that takes place immediately following the tournament, for businesses that would like to lend their support at that level.

For more information on the 2015 United Way Golf Classic, register a team, or become a sponsor for the event, visit oswegounitedway.org or contact Ali McGrath at your United Way office, 315-593-1900 x202, or via e-mail at aliunitedway@windstream.net.

Cut line for photo: John Nelson, chairperson for the 20th Annual United Way Golf Classic, meets with committee members to discuss details of the event. Scheduled for July 13th, the tournament will be held at the Oswego Country Club. Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses and organizations wishing to be involved with the event. Seated from left are: Kim McPherson of Eastern Shore Associates, John Nelson of Nelson Funeral Home, Dave Lloyd of Novelis and United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath. Absent from photo are committee members Community Volunteers Connie Smith, and Perry Noun.