YONKERS, N.Y. -- 130 generous supporters did good during ANDRUS’ 12th Annual Golf Fore Kids on June 6.
More than $150,000 was raised to help children and families through more than a dozen sites around Westchester County and support ANDRUS partnerships with local school districts.
“Golf Fore Kids has become an ANDRUS tradition, and we are always thrilled to see the familiar faces that come to make a positive impact on our organization. This year ANDRUS was able to welcome many new faces as well, including one of our standout students from the Minibike Program,” said Bryan R. Murphy, ANDRUS President and CEO. “I continue to be amazed at the level of generosity of our friends, and their willingness to share the ANDRUS story with others truly makes the difference.”
Co-chairs James Black of Blackstone Heating and Air Conditioning and Steve Condon of Benjamin F. Edwards were delighted in the turnout and generosity of the participants.
The Golf Fore Kids event, held at the newly redesigned course at Siwanoy Country Club, was complete with 18 holes of golf, a buffet luncheon, cocktails, dinner, a live auction and no rain. One evening highlight centered on 15-year-old Isaiah, a student at the Orchard School at ANDRUS, who spoke about the impact of the minibike program, a part of ANDRUS’ array of recreational therapeutic services. The participating youth are carefully taught the necessary safety and risk management skills along with incremental riding skills while building on pride, self-respect and teamwork along the way.
ANDRUS is a nonprofit that offers a broad spectrum of preventative and restorative services to over 4,000 children and families each year from the New York Metropolitan area. It utilizes minibikes training as one of its many techniques to help youth who live at ANDRUS and/or attend the Orchard School on the ANDRUS campus.