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Value of Raffle Prizes Sets Record High for Waveny's "Swinging for Seniors" Golf & Tennis Outing

Posted on May 3, 2011

Raffle event committee members, Charlie Parker, Louise B. Goodridge, Joan Dionne, Carlyn Tiefenthaler, Mike Bird, Waveny Chief Financial Officer, Alice Parker and Barbara Burns display some of the many items donated by local businesses and individuals for this year’s golf and tennis fundraising event, which are collectively valued at more than $14,000.  

New Canaan – Julianne Grace, raffle chair for Waveny Care Network’s upcoming “Swinging for Seniors” golf and tennis outing, announced that the number of prizes donated for the event’s raffle continues to grow and are thus far collectively valued at over $14,000.  Some of the donated raffle items include: Two nights at Trump International Hotel Toronto, custom golf irons, two nights in a suite at the Roger Smith Hotel in New York City, a hand carved vase by William Sessions, a beauty bash for eight people provided by Benefit Cosmetics, gift certificates from Pennyweights, and lunch with Fay Vincent, former M.L.B. commissioner. For the first time this year, a 2011 U. S. Open Championship Golf Guest Package for two will be available through a silent auction.

Additional raffle opportunities include a special golf raffle, which has almost doubled in size this year and now features nineteen golf packages at courses including: The Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, Laurel Links Country Club inLaurel,NYand Winged Foot Golf Club inMamaroneck.  A 50-50 raffle will also be held the day of the event.

The “Swinging for Seniors” raffle is held during the reception and award ceremony that follows the event’s full day of golf and tennis. “We are delighted and gratified by the response to Waveny's Raffle. Many merchants donated wonderful prizes," saidJulianne Grace, Chairman of the ‘Swinging for Seniors’ Golf and Tennis Outing Raffle. "New Canaan's local stores and restaurants represent the vibrant heart of our community. We urge everyone to support them in the same way they consistently support non-profit organizations such as Waveny. I am thankful for the commitment and dedication of our committee members who help to make the raffle a tremendously exciting part of our event each year.” 

The ninth annual “Swinging for Seniors” outing will be held at the Country Club of New Canaan on Monday, May 23, and is open to golf and tennis enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. All proceeds from this important fundraising event are directed to Waveny’s Resident Assistance Fund for residents and patients who cannot afford the full cost of their care at Waveny Care Center, The Village at Waveny Care Center and New Canaan Inn.

Sponsorship and player opportunities are still available, and participation at any level contributes to the continued success of the event. To sign up or learn more about Waveny Care Network’s “Swinging for Seniors” golf and tennis outing, contact Joanne Boyer at Waveny’s Development Office at 594-5416 or [email protected].

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