The Arc Westchester Raises More Than $230,000 at 19th Annual Golfing for Kids Outing

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The funds will support the organization’s Children’s School for Early Development

The Arc Westchester’s 19th Annual Golfing for Kids brought 135 golfers together in support of The Children’s School for Early Development.

Early intervention support and inclusionary education offerings are imperative to helping develop a child’s full potential. Cuts to state funding make programs like The Children’s School more important than ever.

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 19th Annual Golfing for Kids outing at Hampshire Country Club in Mamaroneck. The event raised more than $230,000 for children with autism, Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities supported by The Children’s School for Early Development, and 135 golfers participated. Since its inception, Golfing for Kids has raised more than $2 million for The Children’s School.

Following a day on the course, attendees enjoyed an awards banquet, silent and live auctions and an inspiring event program. Event co-Chair Tony Rizzi welcomed guests and gave out prizes to the day’s top golfers. The evening honored The Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley with the Community Partner Award and The Robert Mize and Isa White Trimble Family Foundation with the Foundation Partner Award.

“Early intervention support and inclusionary education offerings are imperative to helping develop a child’s full potential. Cuts to state funding make programs like The Children’s School more important than ever,” said Nancy Patota, executive director of The Arc Westchester Foundation. “We are grateful to all of today’s participants and supporters for continuing to support The Children’s School’s important mission.”

The Children’s School provides educational, social and support services for children from birth to five years of age and their families. The funds raised by Golfing for Kids help The Children’s School maintain its standard of excellence while continuing to offer services to families at no cost. The program’s early intervention services are now delivered entirely in community settings, and more than 85 percent of the pre-school children whom are served by the program attend community schools.

To learn more about The Children’s School for Early Development, visit http://www.arcwestchester.org.

About 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. Over 800 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 and The Arc New York.

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