Celebrating a Great Cause on the Green

On October 12, 2017, ILA held its 11th Annual Golf and Games Tournament at Harbor Links in Port Washington, New York. More than 150 donors, vendors, staff, families and other supporters swung for a wonderful cause before raising a glass to the Agency during the lively cocktail hour and evening reception.

ILA Executive Director Arthur Palevsky expressed heartfelt support for the event’s donors and sponsors who help make ILA’s services possible. A moving video highlighted the ILA ACES Day Habilitation Program, which is subsidized by funds raised from last year’s golf outing. The Staten Island-based program serves ten developmentally disabled Individuals, providing educational, recreational and volunteer opportunities in the community. The video is viewable at www.ilaonline.org.

This year’s fundraiser also featured a live auction and a chance to win many prizes including sports and entertainment packages. Tee and Flag sponsor James E. Vassalotti III, R.A., President of architectural firm, James E. Vassalotti III & Associates, successfully bid on tickets to the popular Broadway musical, School of Rock, as well as New York Rangers tickets. James and his son recently attended both events and had a great time.

A Mahjong tournament, perennially organized by Karen Palevsky, was a hit with several of the golf outing attendees, while a lively raffle added to the day’s festivities. Leah Dickerson, parent of ILA Individual Keith Dickerson and a longtime member of the ILA family, happily auctioned off one of her famous hats. Other lucky raffle winners went home with one of ILA’s extraordinary gift baskets. The grand prize was a remote controlled electric pull cart, a golfer’s dream.

For ILA Board Member Lola Simpson, the event was the first Agency fundraiser she has attended. She and her family enjoyed a round of golf and later attended the evening reception. “As a fairly new board member and golf beginner, it was a wonderful experience to immerse myself in the event with guided lessons from Arthur,” Ms. Simpson said. “The golf outing truly showcased ILA’s commitment to transform lives and the collaboration of staff, donors and sponsors to make a difference.  I’m proud to volunteer for ILA and can’t wait till next year so I can help raise more awareness and improve my golf game.”

Emilio DiSiervi, Account Executive, Community Care Rx, also a first-time attendee, remarked, “It was inspiring to be around so many passionate people who champion an improved quality of life for Individuals in need.”

Longtime donor Alan Kifferstein of Economic Planning Group, again showed his generosity as the tournament sponsor. Alan has attended ILA’s golf outing for seven consecutive years. “The wonderful work of ILA keeps me coming back every year. It’s always a wonderful time,” he said.

Executive Director Arthur Palevsky said, “We’re very grateful to everyone who came out to support ILA at this year’s event. Many thanks to our wonderful golf committee for organizing another successful fundraiser, and to our generous donors for helping us meet our mission of high-quality care to the hundreds of Individuals we serve.”

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Thank you to our 2017 golf outing sponsors:

Tournament Sponsor & BENEFACTOR

Economic Planning Group, Inc.

PLATINUM SPONSORS

P.E. Stone, Inc.
The Bentson Insurance Group

GOLD SPONSORS

James E. Fitzgerald, Inc.
Cirocco & Ozzimo Inc.

SILVER SPONSORS

BDO USA, LLP
Hunter Roberts Construction Group

BRONZE SPONSORS

Ace Endico
Bartel Construction Corp. & James E. Vassalotti III & Associates, LLP
Beacon Therapy Services, PLLC
Crossland Ventilation Inc.
John Gallin & Son, Inc.
Norris Mclaughlin Marcus, P.A. Attorneys at Law
On-Track Construction Associates, Inc.
Valley National Bank
Turner Construction Company

TOURNAMENT BENEFACTOR

The Bentson Insurance Group
The Whitty Family

EVENING RECEPTION SPONSOR

Hatzel & Buehler, Inc.

LUNCHEON SPONSOR

Tower Drugs Pharmacy

COCKTAIL SPONSOR

Tower Drugs Pharmacy

GOLF CART SPONSOR

MBAF, Certified Public Accountants and Advisors

DRIVING RANGE SPONSOR

Tower Drugs Pharmacy

TROPHIES / AWARDS SPONSOR

Tower Drugs Pharmacy

FLAG SPONSORS

 

BDO USA, LLP

The Bentson Insurance Group

Cirocco & Ozzimo Inc.

Economic Planning Group, Inc.

Hatzel & Buehler, Inc.

Hunter Roberts Construction Group

James E. Fitzgerald, Inc.

P.E. Stone, Inc.

TEE SPONSOR

711 New York Painting & Decorating Co., Inc.

Ace Endico

Ann Falutico Architect PC

Bartel Construction Corp. & James E. Vassalotti III & Associates, LLP

Beacon Therapy Services, PLLC

Briscoe Protective System

Cirocco & Ozzimo Inc.

Community Resources Capital Foundation

Crossland Ventilation Inc.

Economic Planning Group, Inc.

GDO Contracting Corporation

Hatzel & Buehler, Inc.

James E. Fitzgerald, Inc.

John Gallin & Son, Inc.

Norris Mclaughlin Marcus, P.A. Attorneys at Law

On-Track Construction Associates, Inc.

P.E. Stone, Inc.

The Bentson Insurance Group

Trooper Foods Inc.

Valley National Bank