On a beautiful summer day, New Yorkers came together at the historic Morefar Back O’Beyond golf course in Brewster for a fundraiser in support of St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children. This is the fifth year that John Cahill and Joe Gallitto Co-Chaired the annual St. Mary’s Golf Outing at Morefar raising $128,300 this year and over $500,000 since inception. All funds raised at this event will be donated to St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, the primary provider of long-term and rehabilitative care for New York’s most critically ill and injured children.
The outing was sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Manhattan who supplied the Hole-In-One car, giveaways, prizes and a trip for the winner to a National Final at the Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. DJ Ambulette was the Breakfast Sponsor and won the auction prize for a future foursome at Morefar Back O’Beyond.
“St. Mary’s is an extremely special place that helps hundreds of kids live better, happier lives,” said Dr. Edwin Simpser, President and CEO of St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children. “Because of the generous support of individuals and corporations who care about children with special needs, we are able to provide high-quality pediatric care, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. On behalf of the entire St. Mary’s community, I want to thank John Cahill, Joe Gallitto, Mercedes-Benz Manhattan and all the golfers for their participation.”
“The patients at St. Mary’s are inspiring young people and we’re honored to support them once again this year,” said John Cahill, Senior Vice President at Jones Lang LaSalle. Joe Gallitto of DJ Ambulette Service added, “Over the past five years, we are proud to have raised more than $500,000 to support these kids. We look forward to many years of continued success for St. Mary’s Kids.”
St. Mary’s Board Member Stuart Acker, of Alliance Media, has played in the previous Morefar outings and enjoyed it so much he brought three foursomes this year.
The St. Mary’s Golf Outing takes place each year at Morefar Back O’Beyond, a little-used private golf course located on 500 acres of woodlands, lakes and fairways. The course was established in 1964 by Cornelius Vander Starr, who founded the company that would be later known as AIG. The club is immaculately maintained and has a collection of whimsical bronze sculptures throughout the course, but is not open to the public—making this St. Mary’s fundraiser a unique and unforgettable experience for players in attendance.