YMCA’s Harry P. McGrath Memorial Golf Tournament Set for May 21st

The Greater Scranton YMCA’s second Annual Harry P. McGrath Memorial Golf Tournament & Dinner Celebration will take place Friday, May 21 at Glen Oak Country Club.

While the golf portion of the day is sold out (interested golfers can be added to a waiting list), the evening portion of the event is open to everyone, not just golfers, and dinner tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Following the completion of the golf tournament, the evening celebration will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. and the dinner/program at 7:30. 

Harry McGrath was a proud member of the Greater Scranton YMCA. He specialized in education law, advocating for the rights of all students, particularly those with special needs. It became his passion to improve the quality of education for children living in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Proceeds from the tournament will support the Y’s Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program, a six-week program serving rising first and second grade students who are struggling with reading and are attending the Dunmore and Mid Valley School Districts.

“Our dad worked tirelessly so that children in this area had the necessary tools to succeed in school,” said Betsy McGrath Ardizoni, event coordinator and Greater Scranton YMCA board member. “The Summer Learning Loss Prevention program is consistent with his goal of using his legal career to positively impact the lives of the children he was privileged to represent, and our family is humbled and grateful to honor his legacy through a program he would undoubtedly support.”

Committed sponsors thus far include:

· Gold Sponsors: Highmark Health; Universal Printing Company LLC

· Silver Sponsors: Jen Ricci State Farm; Haggerty, McGrath, Collins, O’Rourke and James Families

· 19th Hole Sponsors: The Perry Law Firm; J. Conrad Bosley Appraisal Services; Alliance Wealth Advisors LLC; Fellerman & Ciarimboli 

·Backpack Sponsors: Vanston & James Funeral Home; Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates, PC; Topp Business Solutions; P&W/Washo, Inc.; DePietro’s Pharmacy; NET Credit Union

·Additional Sponsors: Frank O’Neill Law Office; The Wood Grille; Helbig Meditation and Arbitration; Malone and Rosetti Merrill Lynch Wealth Management; Timothy and Janet Brier; Joanne Cantafio & Family in Memory of Anthony “Taps” Cantafio; Pat and Christine Philbin; PNC Bank; University of Scranton Athletics; Dick and Richard Conaboy; Maloney Law, P.C.; Northeastern Envelope Company, Inc.; Thomas Lyons and Mesko Glass and Mirror

For more information about the tournament, visit the Greater Scranton YMCA’s website or contact Betsy at (570) 768-6118.

Inaugural Harry McGrath Memorial Golf Tournament Set for Next Month

golfThe Greater Scranton YMCA will host on Friday, Sept. 20, the Inaugural Harry McGrath Memorial Golf Tournament & Dinner Celebration. The tournament will be held at Glen Oak Country Club, Clarks Summit, and will begin at 1:30 p.m. (registration beginning at 10:00 a.m.).

Harry McGrath was a proud member of the Greater Scranton YMCA. He specialized in education law, advocating for the rights of all students, particularly those with special needs. It became his passion to improve the quality of education for children living in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Proceeds from the tournament will fund the Y’s Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program, a six-week program serving rising first and second grade students who are struggling with reading at the Mid Valley School District.

“Our dad worked tirelessly so that children in our area had the necessary tools to succeed in school,” said Betsy McGrath Ardizoni, Greater Scranton YMCA board member, golf tournament committee member and daughter of the late Harry McGrath.

“The Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program is consistent with his goal of using his legal career to positively impact the lives of the children he was privileged to represent. My family is humbled and grateful to honor his legacy through a program he would undoubtedly support.”

Following the completion of the golf tournament, a dinner celebration will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Black Tie Stereo. 

For more information on the tournament, including golf and dinner registration and sponsorship details, visit the Greater Scranton YMCA’s website or contact Betsy McGrath Ardizoni at (570) 768-6118.

Annual “Swing for Sight” Golf Tournament Set for June 18th

Blind Asso golf tournament

The Lackawanna Blind Association will host the 32nd Annual William J. Jordon, M.D., Memorial Swing for Sight Golf Tournament on Monday June 18,  at Glen Oak Country Club in Clarks Summit.

Proceeds benefit the Associations programs. For more information and reservations please call, 570-342-7613.

Planning committee members include, seated from left: Noreen Burke, Executive Director Mary Lou Wascavich, and Sharon Byrne. Standing same order: Fred Hickman, Jerry Musheno, Brian Mahlstedt, Ron Leas and Nick Parise.