On Monday, Sept. 30, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens hosted the 2013 Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan Golf Classic, at Sands Point Golf Club in Sands Point, N.Y. The most successful Catholic Charities Golf Classic to date, the event raised more than $170,000 to benefit the 160-plus programs and services provided by Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens.
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Attended by many executives from the New York Metropolitan area, this year’s Golf Classic was chaired by Peter Striano of Unity International Group, Bruce Arella of WE Family Offices, John J. Farrell of JP Morgan Chase, Joseph Saggese, Robert Siebel, CEO of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, Charles F. Murphy of Turner Construction Company, and Darrell W. Upson of Ameriprise Financial Service. Amy Freeze, the Meteorologist for WABC-TV’s popular Eyewitness News Saturday and Sunday, was the Master of Ceremonies.
At the magnificent 18-hole Sands Point Golf Club, the format for this sold-out event was a shotgun start with course play that included a $10,000 Hole-in-One, Closest-to-the-Pin contests on all Par 3’s and a Longest Drive Contest for both the male and female golfers. The day featured a breakfast buffet, a cocktail reception and dinner, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, prizes and an award presentation.
The event was held in the spirit Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan, who was part of the Catholic Charities family for more than 50 years, providing vision, leadership and unwavering support.
A tireless leader, mentor and friend, Catholic Charities is eternally grateful for his vision, leadership and unwavering service to our neighbors in need. In 1959, Bishop Sullivan was appointed to Catholic Charities and was named Executive Director in 1968, serving in that capacity until 1979. Bishop Sullivan also served as President and Member of the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. He led the Cadre Study in the 1970s, a renewed Catholic Charities Movement (commonly known as the Cadre Study with its triple goals of quality service to people in need, humanizing and transforming society, and calling the larger church and society to join the National Conference of Catholic Charities (now Catholic Charities USA) in this struggle).
“One cannot look back on the last half-century of Catholic Charities without seeing the indelible handprint of Bishop Joseph Sullivan,” said Siebel. “His life’s work is a legacy of faith, selfless service and devotion of improving the lives of the people of New York, and it will continue to flourish.”
During the dinner portion of the event, Striano and many of those who were close with the late Bishop Sullivan recounted wonderful memories for the rest of the guests to enjoy.
For more information about contributing to the Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, please call 718-722-6060.