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Ahmad Rashad To Host Sixth Annual Celebrity Golf Classic & Cocktail Party To Support White Plains Hospital

WHITE PLAINS, NY. (June 3, 2015) – On June 28th and 29th, Emmy Award winning sportscaster and NFL legend, Ahmad Rashad will host the 6th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic benefiting White Plains Hospital.  The Golf tournament is sold out; however a number of tickets are still available for the Sunday evening cocktail party.  Expected celebrities at both events will include Marcus Allen, NFL Hall of Fame;  Tony Dovolani from  “Dancing with the Stars”; Jay Harris, ESPN Sportscaster; David Justice, former outfielder for the NY Yankees; Jason Kidd, former point guard with the NJ Nets and currently the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks; George Lopez, comedian, actor and talk show host; Darryl Strawberry. former right fielder with the NY Mets and NY Yankees; Alan Thicke, actor, most notably starring in the TV Show “Growing Pains”, and others.

“I am very excited to host my 6th annual golf classic, benefiting one of the most exceptional health care institutions in the region, White Plains Hospital. The Golf Classic is great fun and the celebrities and community members always love coming to the Opening Celebration Cocktail Party.  I appreciate their support and dedication to the event,” said tournament host, Ahmad Rashad.

The event features an Opening Celebration Cocktail Party at the Ritz-Carlton Westchester on Sunday, June 28th from 7-10pm. The evening offers hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and an exciting silent auction. All proceeds from the Sunday evening event will benefit the Hospital’s Pediatric Services. The Golf Classic will follow the next day, Monday, June 29th at the Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, NY, ranked among the top 100 golf courses in the United States by Golf Digest. Participants in the tournament will be paired with top names in the world of sports and entertainment. An awards ceremony,  silent auction and dinner and cocktails will follow play. All proceeds from the Golf Classic directly benefit White Plains Hospital.

Delta Air Lines is the presenting sponsor of the event. Other generous sponsors include Peter and Stacy Hochfelder, Kylie and Louis Cappelli, Gilbane, Wilson & Son Jewelers, and more. “We are thrilled to participate, for the fifth year, in the Ahmad Rashad Golf Classic,” said Chuck Imhof, Staff Vice President – New York Sales, Delta Air Lines.  “It is through philanthropic endeavors that Delta is proud to give back to the community.”

Tickets to the Sunday Night Opening Celebration are $250. For further information on the event, please visit www.givetowphospital.org. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Patricia Laine at plaine@wphospital.org or 914-681-2264.

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About White Plains Hospital:
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Dickstein Cancer Center, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, seeing over 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital is the first community hospital in Westchester County to perform lifesaving emergency & elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2013. The Hospital is also an eleven-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet® designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In 2014 White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, given to only 5% of hospitals nationwide.   White Plains Hospital is a member of the Montefiore Health System.  For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.

About Quaker Ridge Golf Club:
Located in Scarsdale, New York, the par-70, 6,772-yard A. W. Tillinghast design – often called “Tillie’s Treasure” is frequently regarded as the best course in the Metropolitan New York area. Quaker Ridge has been voted the number one course in the Metropolitan Section by The Met Golfer magazine. The course has been perennially ranked in the Top 100 Courses in the U.S. by both GOLF Magazine and Golf Digest.


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