The Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund Celebrates the 25th Annual Golf Tournament
New York, NY: The 25th Annual Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Golf Tournament took place on Monday, May 14th, 2018 at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club, one of the country’s most prestigious and attractive golf courses, located in Scarborough, NY.
The Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund was created in honor of my late parents back in 1993. Our mission was – and still is – to help deserving charities and service projects back home in Ireland and here in the United States.
To date, the Fund has worked together to raise $4 million for worthy causes like the Barretstown Camp (for seriously ill children and their families), the Integrated Education Fund, the Irish Arts Center, the Mary Robinson Library, the New York Irish Center, Barnardos, Corrymeela and many more. Our latest project was the O’Hanlon Park Boxing Club in Dundalk, which just reopened in a spacious new facility that will ultimately be used by up to 200 children, young people and adults daily. Over the past 25 years, we have been able to accomplish a great deal by working together to help so many people with real needs.
Irish Golf Pro Eamonn Darcy attended the event and conducted a golf clinic shortly before the shotgun start. Irish Ambassador to the United Nations Geraldine Byrne Nason, notable Irish football manager Mick McCarthy and actor Matt McCoy were also in attendance. This year’s event raised over $380,000.
About The Eithne and Paddy Memorial Fund: The Eithne and Paddy Memorial Fund, was set up by the well-known hotelier John Fitzpatrick in memory of his late parents, Eithne and Paddy. The Memorial Fund works to raise funds in support of a diverse group of worthy organizations across the island of Ireland that focus on a range of much needed initiatives including expanding educational opportunities, helping families and children affected by serious illnesses, delivering social services to the elderly and fostering peace and understanding between people in troubled areas.
For additional information, please contact Silhouette Group at 850-445-9034 or at FitzGolf@SilhouetteGroup.com.