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Businesses, Residents Play Golf to Help Wounded Warriors

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Former president Bill Clinton makes a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project at Lange’s Little Store in Chappaqua.
Former president Bill Clinton makes a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project at Lange’s Little Store in Chappaqua.

Everybody loves a relaxing day on the golf course, but on Monday Aug. 11, hundreds of Westchester residents and golfers across the country will come together to play for a good cause.

For the past three years, the second Monday in August has been host to the World’s Largest Golf Outing, where participants play 18 holes of golf at more than 100 designated courses throughout the country to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

“I can’t think of a better cause than helping those that get injured serving our country. It’s something that’s close to us,” explained Doug Armusewicz, assistant general manager at Hudson Hills Golf Course in Ossining.

Hudson Hills is one of three courses in New York that will be participating in this year’s event, which raised over $700,000 last year.

Armusewicz said the Wounded Warrior Project is a foundation that is close to those at Hudson Hills because their parent company is Billy Casper Golf. The namesake of that company was not only a pro golfer, but also a veteran.

This year Hudson Hills is expecting more than 110 golfers, who play in teams of four, to participate in the event, which aims to raise over $1 million. Armusewicz explained that that goal could not be reached without the help of local businesses who help promote the event.

“It’s phenomenal. To see those in the local community just assist, offer to assist without being asked, it’s a tremendous community we live in,” he said. “We’re just happy that we’re able to do something that will affect so many lives.”

Dozens of business from across the area have donated food and prizes for the day and several have formed teams and take donations in their shops. Lange’s Little Store in Chappaqua is one such establishment that, according to Armusewicz, has gone “above and beyond” when it comes to fundraising.

“It’s a good thing. A lot of the residents and a lot of the employees of New Castle are very supportive of this and it’s a good thing that we all get together and have a fun day but remember those that have served,” said John Buckley, a golfer on the Lange’s Deli team for the event.

To date, Lange’s Little Store has raised over $500 for the event, including an in-store contribution from former President Bill Clinton last Sunday. He explained that people can donate cash, or checks made out to the Wounded Warrior Project, in the store or if they wish to use a credit card, they can donate through the team’s page at

“Hopefully, whether it is a three-year-old boy or a former president of the United States that [people] would be motivated to do something good,” Armusewicz said.

For those looking to be a little more involved in the event, teams can still register to play in the World’s Largest Golf Outing until Aug. 7. The cost is $75 per player, with $10 of that going to the Wounded Warrior Project. In addition, Hudson Hills will accept donations from local business until the end of the day on August 8.

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