WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. (PRWEB) June 19, 2018
The Arc Westchester, the County’s largest agency supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including those on the autism spectrum, and their families, recently hosted its 18th Annual Golfing for Kids outing at Hampshire Country Club in Mamaroneck. The event raised more than $260,000 for children with autism, Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities supported by The Children’s School for Early Development. More than 110 golfers played in the outing this year.
Following a day on the course, attendees enjoyed an awards banquet, silent and live auctions and an inspiring event program. Mary Calvi, CBS2 News anchor and 2016 Caring for Kids awardee, welcomed guests to the reception. The evening honored two truly deserving individuals, with a special tribute to Carol Muller, a beloved teacher who passed away earlier this year.
Jackie Logozio, a full-time substitute teacher at The Children’s School, was honored with the Building Futures Award, and Richard P. Swierat, who retired as The Arc Westchester’s executive director this month, was recognized with the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
“This year’s Golfing for Kids was one of our most successful in history, and we are grateful for the continued generosity of our guests year after year in helping us reach and, to date, surpass our fundraising goals,” said Nancy Patota, executive director of The Arc Westchester Foundation. “Early intervention is key to developing a child’s full potential, but state funding to support such services continues to fall short. The funds raised at this event will help The Children’s School to continue to provide our youngest program participants the best opportunities for a successful future.”
To learn more about The Children’s School for Early Development, visit http://www.arcwestchester.org.
The Arc Westchester
The Arc Westchester, founded in 1949, is the largest agency in Westchester County supporting children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, and their families. The organization’s 850 employees provide more than 2,000 individuals throughout the county with a broad range of innovative and effective programs and services designed to foster independence, productivity and participation in community life.
The mission of The Arc Westchester is to empower children, teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum, to achieve their potential by strengthening families and encouraging personal choices, abilities and interests.
The Arc Westchester is a chapter of The Arc USA and The Arc New York.