2022 Golf Outing
5TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF OUTING FOR MICHAEL MAGRO FOUNDATION DRAWS SELL OUT CROWD
Long Island, NY: A full course of smiling golfers were on hand on June 9th at Cold Spring Country Club to enjoy a spectacular round of golf in support of the Michael Magro Foundation. The early morning hours saw wild thunderstorms and lightning that threatened to halt the event. But the quick moving front left the area with plenty of time for golfer to arrive, get some practice in at the driving range, and tee off right on time. The day proved enormously successful for Long Island’s much-loved charity [helping families with a child battling cancer]. When the counting was done, more than $235,000 was raised to support these families in crisis.
Michael Billia, Senior Vice President and Regional District Manager for Investors Bank was this year’s event honoree. Mike also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation, making the presentation of his award both poignant and emotional. Mike accepted the award, noting that serving this organization is both an honor and a gift. “Every day I get to work with the [Michael Magro] Foundation is a true honor, and it reminds me how truly blessed I am in my life. I am grateful to my colleagues and my friends for the support they showed the Foundation through this outing because I know the impact these funds will have on families living in crisis.”
Long Island comedian, Chris Roach entertained the audience during dinner, and laughter filled the room from start to finish. Guests noted that the entire day was a welcome return to normal outings, particularly after two years of Covid-related modifications.
Co-Founder and Vice President of Michael Magro Foundation, Terrie Magro, expressed her appreciation to all those who supported the outing. “Everyone at the Foundation is so grateful. We were really fortunate with the weather, enabling everyone to have a spectacular day on a beautiful course. And to have Mike as our honoree has been a wonderful experience. He is a true friend, supporting our work, introducing our mission to the bank, and providing excellent counsel as a member of the Board. Our sponsors, Board, Golf Committee, and volunteers all gave so freely of their time and talent to make this event a success. Our families in need will benefit from their efforts., We cannot say thank you enough.”
Sponsors for the 2022 outing include: East End Group, the Event Sponsor, Investors Bank, the Give-Away Sponsor, Priority Payment Systems and Gary Duff Designs, the Dinner Sponsors, as well as Americana Manhasset, Bulova’s Restorations, Champion Elevator, Dello-Iacono Law Group, PC, DVM Industries, Elite Studios, Grassi Advisors & Accountants, Greenblatt Agulnick Kremin P.C., Gutterman’s, Natalia, Dan & Eddie Levy, Mortgage Wealth Advisors, NSE Windows, Outside Unlimited Landscape Contractors, PRIMI Italian Steakhouse, and The Pool Guy of LI,
Information on the 2023 event will be available on the organization’s website as it becomes available.
Michael Magro Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization founded by Paul and Terrie Magro to honor the life of their son Michael, who passed away from leukemia at age 13. The Foundation works with the Cancer Center for Kids at NYU Langone Long Island Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Cancer Division, and other NYU, Cohen’s, and Stony Brook pediatric specialties where treatment of chronic diseases is ongoing, as well as with children’s hospitals throughout Florida. Calls for assistance during the pandemic have resulted in expansion of the Foundation’s footprint to several states across the nation. Core programs offered are: Life Essentials [helping families struggling financially during their child’s treatment with non-medical expenses]; Project SOAR [providing support for childhood cancer patients, families, students and teachers when the child returns to school following a long illness]; and Bonding With Baby [helping siblings of babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) communicate and bond]. In partnership with The Spencer Foundation, the Foundation offers Operation Playcation, an initiative providing inpatient pediatric hospital patients with new PlayStation units and games.