Guild For Exceptional Children hosts seventh annual golf outing

Bay Ridge’s Guild For Exceptional Children hosted its seventh annual golf outing on Friday, June 16, holding a fun-filled event in support of the non-profit organization’s mission.

Over 100 golfers attended the event, which took place at Marine Park Golf Course (2880 Flatbush Avenue). Major sponsors included Forest Electric Corp., Kristal Auto Group and Sovereign Financial Group, Inc.

The outing kicked off with a BBQ and registration at 11 a.m., followed shortly after by a shotgun start. During dinner, participants were awarded prizes for team low gross, longest drive, closest to the pin and a putting contest.

“Government funding has been flat for eight or nine years. It makes carrying out our mission difficult,” said GEC CEO Paul Cassone. “Children who come to us for services have intensive needs so we need to supplement our funding with various events.”

“We want people to live a satisfying life and be included in activities and in a community that they are interested in,” he went on.

GEC has provided programs, therapies and support services for children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1958.

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