Hitting the Links for a Good Cause

Dianne DeMatteo checks in Chris Perrone and John Wolf to the golf outing. Credits: Deena Bell
Project Director Dan Callahan and DJ DeMatteo, son of varsity football coach Dominick DeMatteo Credits: Deena Bell
Jim Woods, head golf pro at Putnam County Golf Course, welcomes the golfers. Credits: Deena Bell
Golfers get ready to hit the course. Credits: Deena Bell
Ron Clamser, Tim Donaghy, Dan Hunter, Bill Jones Credits: Deena Bell
John Cremin and Freddy Plastini show their support. Credits: Deena Bell
Chris Larusso hits his ball onto the green as Kurt Geyer, Mike Esteves and Matt Leviness watch. Credits: Deena Bell
Angelo Prestamo, Hugo Tassone and Andrew Squiteri watch as Kevinn Leak putts. Credits: Deena Bell
Ed Ressegue practices his putting before the outing gets underway. Credits: Deena Bell

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - For the first time, the Mahopac Sports Association (MSA) teamed up with the TD Club for its annual Football Golf Outing to raise money for the town and school football programs.

The event was held Friday, Aug. 18, at the Putnam County Golf Course.

Funds raised from the event go toward things such as senior scholarships, a helmet blowup walk-through, high-quality helmets and other equipment, a portable AED device, non-contact tackling equipment to assist player safety and more.     

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The Outing has been running annually for seven years and has become the largest fundraising event for the football programs.

This year, the TD Club (which supports high school level football) and MSA (youth football from fourth to eighth grade) teamed up to host the outing and it resulted in their largest event to date—the most golfers and most sponsors.

Golfers got to compete in an 18-hole competition as well as long drive, closest-to-pin and hole-in-one for car contests (hole-in-one sponsored by Park Ford in Mahopac).

Chris Marino, Mark Carey, and Greg Riolo of the TD Club and Dan Callahan, Chris Lorusso, KJ Koch, and Alice Reilly of MSA oversaw the event.

“I want to give a big thank you to the golf and catering team, especially head golf pro Jim Woods, who makes this event run smoothly every year,” said Chris Marino. “I also want to thank all our sponsors.”

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