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Golf Outing to Benefit Support Connection

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The 7th Annual Golf Outing to benefit Support Connection will be held at the Salem Golf Club in North Salem.

Like golf? Come out and play on July 16 at the 7th Annual Golf Outing to benefit Support Connection at the Salem Golf Club in North Salem. The day will start out with registration, lunch and Shotgun Scramble.  It will end with cocktails, dinner and an award ceremony.

A golfer’s package is $215 and includes: a round of golf, lunch, cocktail hour, buffet dinner, awards and a goodie bag.

If you don’t happen to be a golfer for a $75 donation one could attend the cocktail hour, buffet dinner and enjoy the raffles, silent auction and awards ceremony.

This year’s honoree, Raymond J. Kolkmann, was selected for this honor by the golf outing committee. The committee members solicit donations, attend meetings, and discuss ways to optimize fundraising efforts, and make the golf outing better than the previous year.

Kolkmann has been involved with Support Connection for over 10 years. Kolkmann is the president of Raymond Opticians, which has locations in Westchester, Putnam, andOrangeCounty. He raises awareness for Support Connection by spreading the word about what the organization does in his various locations. That helps new people to learn about, and to donate to, Support Connection.

“Ray is very involved in the community and partakes in many events to help many organizations. One of our board members knew Ray Kolkmann and introduced him to us, and from there we had a continued relationship with him.” said Michelle DeIeso, development and outreach coordinator for Support Connection.

Support Connection is a not-for-profit organization which was established in 1996 that offers free, confidential support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer. They are located in YorktownHeights, and offers support to people locally and all over the country.
The golf outing has become an annual event since 2006.

This is the second year that this event is being held at Salem Golf Club. This year’s outing is being hosted by Club Fit. Club Fit’s members enjoy golfing and thought that this would be a good way to reach out to a new group of people to get involved with Support Connection.

“The money that will be raised from this event will be designated to our peer counseling services that reach people with both breast and ovarian cancer,” said DeIeso.
Further information on this event details are posted on Support Connection’s website at or you may contact Support Connection at (914)962-6402.

By Pamela D. Stern



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