Knollwood Country Club Raises $180,000 For Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Knollwood Country Club Raises $180,000 For Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Posted on September 25, 2018
Knollwood Country Club in Elmsford, New York, recently hosted a golf tournament and dinner gala to benefit the Pediatric Cancer Foundation (PCF). Through donations, sponsorships, entry fees, as well as live and silent auction proceeds, the club raised more than $180,000 to help find a cure for childhood cancer at the September 8th event.

“Raising more than $180,000 for PCF was a total team effort,” said Knollwood Country Club member and committee chairman Philip Vallone. “We had Knollwood members, local restaurants and distributors, Knollwood associates and event companies all step up to help make this day a success. It’s important to note that between 93 and 94 percent of the funds raised through this event will go towards research and finding a cure for childhood cancer.”

The event took on special meaning for Vallone, whose grandson, Giovanni was diagnosed with cancer when he was a baby. “We’re fortunate he’s in remission now, but we hold our breath every time he goes for a check-up,” added Vallone.

Philadelphia 76ers forward Robert Covington (pictured with Kollwood Country Club Board President, Dr. Singh)  joined 72 members and non-members for the afternoon golf tournament, while more than 150 guests, including Covington, attended the dinner gala. The golf course and banquet facilities were donated by Knollwood Country Club, while food was donated by local restaurants and beverages were provided by various liquor wholesalers.

“It is incredible to see how the community came together for this wonderful event and worthwhile cause,” said Greg Kinney, general manager, Knollwood Country Club. “Donations came pouring in from so many individuals and businesses.”

The 124 year-old club hosts numerous charity golf tournaments and events annually, while also choosing a benefiting charity for their own end-of-the-season event. In 2018, the Pediatric Cancer Foundation was selected by the Knollwood Board. In 2017, the club raised $85,000 for the Columbia University Medical Center for research and care of pediatric cancer and blood disorders.
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