Get ready for a fun fundraising hole-in-one! Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. will host its Third Annual Golf Classic this October 1st at the Pine Hollow Country Club in East Norwich, NY 11732.

Tee off and help others – what better way to spread goodwill on a bright October morning?

The event begins with registration, brunch and putting contest at 10 a.m. Shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. Cocktail reception, buffet and awards presentation to follow golf starting at 5 p.m. In 1958, Pine Hollow hosted the Pepsi Open, which was won by Arnold Palmer, and in 2000 it hosted the MET PGA Championship.

“Proceeds from this event will fund Goodwill’s vital training and job placement services for all people with barriers to employment, and Goodwill’s life-changing youth programs,” said William J. Forrester, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Greater NY and Northern NJ says. “We are grateful to the community, our friends and business partners for continuing to support Goodwill in time of limited public funding. Join us for some fun while contributing to a worthy cause.”

The event’s Lead Sponsor is Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP. Gold Sponsors include American Pride Trucking and Lighthouse International. Bronze Sponsors include CIGNA, BNY Mellon, JDP Mechanical, David Coquillette, Hub International, Inc., and Lloyd Staffing.

The Golf Classic Committee is chaired by David Coquillette, New Mountain Capital, Secretary of Goodwill Board of Directors. Members include Michael Insel, Esq., Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP, Chair of Goodwill Board of Directors; Andrew Baehr, Member of Goodwill Board of Directors; Richard Bregman, MJB Asset Management; Patricia DelToro Heck, Goodwill Chief of Staff; John Dillon, Goodwill Director; Brian Fetherstonhaugh, OgilvyOne Worldwide, Member of Goodwill Board of Directors; William Forrester, Goodwill President and CEO; Bing Garrido, Member of Goodwill Board of Directors; Kevin Kelly, BigBuzz Marketing Group; Grace Kim, Eaton Partners, LLC, Member of Goodwill Board of Directors; Karen Means, Goodwill EVP; Joan Meinking, Goodwill Senior VP; Anthony Napoli, Goodwill EVP; Susan Sajiun-Fitzharris, HUB International Northeast; Diane Schoenthal, Goodwill EVP; and William J. Staples, Goodwill Senior VP.

For more information about Goodwill’s Golf Classic, email

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