Suffolk Chapter Reports on Activities

November 8, 2010 – The Suffolk chapter of CAF reports on some of its activities of 2010 and previews some upcoming events.

Contact the CAF Suffolk Chapter or (631) 863-0532

Lunch and Putting Contest
On the first Monday in February 2010 Suffolk held its Seventh Annual Indoor Putting Contest and Luncheon. Approximately sixty-seven two person teams participated. Entry fee is $250 per team. The restaurant, Butterfields in Hauppauge, closes from 12 noon to 5PM and we set up a 40 foot putting green. This is an elimination tournament. The first place team shares $1,500, second place $750 and third place $500. Lunch and drinks are served from 1PM to 5PM. It is a great event to wipe away the winter doldrums. This is an excellent way to keep benefactors focused on Cooley’s anemia.


Super Bowl
Super Bowl Sunday is always a celebration. Cafe La Strada in Hauppauge closes for the day and we sell tickets to approximately 100 people to watch the Super Bow. Hor d’oeuvres, dinner and drinks are served from 5PM to 11PM. This event also keeps benefactors mindful of Cooley’s anemia.

April is Bowl-A-Thon month. One of our benefactors, the Giaquinto Family, closes Deer Park Bowling Alley for a night. We sell 16 lanes at $1,000 a lane. Although it is a fun bowling night one game is devoted to competitive bowling. The team with the highest score in one game wins $1,000 All drinks are provided by the Giaquinto family, who own the alley, and food is provided by the Watral Family.

Wine Tasting
May is wine tasting month. Tom and Ginny Watral open their house and wine cellar to approximately 60 people. Each attendee donates $250 for the privilege of drinking some of the finest wines in the world. Tom and Ginny also provide a chef who cooks food to compliment the wines.

Dinner Dance
June is dinner dance month. This year Suffolk honored Jimmy Haugland of Commander Electric. The event, held at Leonard’s of Great Neck, was a spectacular function. The chapter raised $320,000 at this event.


Golf Classic
The chapter’s 2010 Golf Classic was held at Nissequogue Country Club on October 4. It was a great event, with golfers enjoying the beautiful course and the good companionship.


Upcoming events include a wine tasting at Tom and Ginny’s house for our 2011 Man of the Year, Joe Tantillo of Coverages Unlimited and our eighth annual Beef-O-Rama party.

For more information on Suffolk chapter events, contact Contact: Tony Laurino, or (631) 863-0532.

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