Elant Calls for Team Sponsors, Participants for Inaugural Juniors Swinging for Seniors Golf Tournament this Month

Friendly tournament will benefit senior organizations throughout Orange County

GOSHEN, N.Y. (Sept. 18, 2012) – There are still team sponsorships available for the Elant Foundation’s inaugural Juniors Swinging for Seniors golf tournament on Sunday, Sept. 30, sponsored by Med-World, an OmniCare company. Additionally, youth and seniors interested in playing in the tournament may submit their request for participation to mmccoy@elant.org (need to include name, address, phone number and age in order to qualify).

The event, which will take place at Winding Hills Golf Club in Montgomery, will allow Orange County youth and seniors to compete to win prizes for not-for-profit senior organizations in the area. Each senior organization will be awarded at least one prize ranging from $100 to $1,000. Team sponsors (for a $1,200 sponsorship) will have a foursome named after their organization (made up of two youth between the ages of seven and 14 and two seniors ages 65 and older), a tee sign in a prominent location and their logo and sponsorship on event board displays.

Senior organizations to benefit from the tournament (which have been identified by the Orange County Office for the Aging) include: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Orange County—Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP); Geriatric Mental Wellness Alliance in Orange County; Hometown Helpers—Seniors; Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, Inc.; Jewish Family Service of Orange County—Friendly Visitors; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Senior Fund; Meals on Wheels of Newburgh; Mental Health Association of Orange County—Geriatric Program; Occupations, Inc.—Senior Program; The Salvation Army—Senior Programs; Senior Council—Senior Games; St. Anastasia’s Senior Outreach Program; Town of Montgomery Senior Independence Project; Town of Newburgh Friends of Seniors; Veterans’ Food Pantry; YMCA of Middletown—Senior Programs; South Orange Family YMCA—Senior Programs, and YMCA of Dutchess & Eastern Orange—Senior Programs.

Youth organizations participating in the tournament include: Middletown Recreation Department; Boys & Girls Clubs Town of Wallkill, Pine Bush & Sullivan County; Warwick Community Bandwagon and YMCA of Dutchess & Eastern Orange.

Each individual participating in the tournament will receive a hearty “goodie bag” filled with great gifts for golfers, children and seniors alike. Additionally, children or seniors who are playing and do not have their own set of golf clubs may choose from one of the sets that have been donated courtesy of Middletown High School.

“Elant is thrilled to host the inaugural Juniors Swinging for Senior’s event,” said Melissa McCoy, Director of Corporate Initiatives at Elant. “We are honored to bring this fundraiser to the community and to have the opportunity to collaborate with so many non-profit organizations and businesses. This intergenerational tournament will not only benefit seniors, but will also give children in Orange County the chance to experience golf and its many benefits, while developing an understanding of philanthropy and community outreach.”

The day’s events will commence with team registration and a putting contest at 1:30 p.m., followed by a tee-off at 3 p.m. A social hour will be held at 5 p.m., and a cookout dinner and awards presentation will take place until 7 p.m.

Highlights will include junior celebrities, Rory and Declan McTigue, who share the role of Teddy Schroder on Boardwalk Empire. The boys will be judges of the event’s table centerpieces, and youth competitors will have the chance to meet with Rory and Declan during the event. Throughout the nine-hole round of golf, a variety of on-course specialties will be offered to players to enhance the day’s experience.

Members of the 2012 Juniors Swinging For Seniors Committee are: Ann Marie Maglione, Carol Chichester, Bill Fioravanti, Alexis Eggleton, Dr. Michele Winchester-Vega, Natasha Vega, Marlene Stang, Cari Hallion, Trish Fisher, Brian Fitzpatrick, Melissa Webb, Robert McTigue, Julie Whitney, Lisa Kelly, Jennifer Riccardi and Melissa McCoy.

In addition to team sponsorships, there are several opportunities to contribute to this year’s Juniors Swinging for Seniors tournament, including dinner and snack sponsorships. For additional sponsorship information, contact the Elant Foundation at 845-360-1410 or mmccoy@elant.org