Voices of September 11th (VOICES) will be hosting its 4th annual charity golf outing on Monday, July 23, 2018. The event will be held at the Westchester Country Club’s West Course in Rye, New York. An optional 9-hole round will be made available at the Club’s Par 3 Course, which was designed with the same quality fairways and greens as the West Course.
The Voices outing is co-chaired by New Canaan residents Peter Krieger and Jack Loop. Committee members include George Bodenheimer, Linus Cooke, Robert Doran, John Duffy, Bill Fessler, Peter Finnican, Frank Fetchet, Jerry Miller, Mark Silverman, and Kurt Wolfgruber.
The theme for the day is building resiliency.
The featured speakers at this year’s awards program and dinner reception will be former New York Mets Manager Bobby Valentine and ESPN host Mike Greenberg. Bobby Valentine played in Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, and Seattle Mariners. He also managed the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox and was manager of the New York Mets on Sept. 11, 2001. Valentine currently serves as Executive Director of Athletics at Sacred Heart University.
Mike Greenberg is the host of ESPN’s new morning show Get Up, which debuted on April 2. Greenberg co-hosted ESPN’s long-running Mike & Mike program with Mike Golic, and is a New York Times best-selling author. In 2016, both Greenberg and Golic were inducted in the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
“We’re thrilled that Mike is once again honorary chair of this year’s outing, and that he and Bobby Valentine will be the keynote speakers at the awards reception,” said Committee Co-Chair Peter Krieger. “One of our special guests for the day will be Gov. Thomas Kean, co-chair of the 9/11 Commission. We also hope to sponsor recovery workers and servicemen and servicewomen to attend the event, as a way of thanking them for their commitment to our country.”
Bobby Valentine added, “We were shocked and angered, as people and as a nation after September 11th.” “Being in New York City those days following, we witnessed the resiliency of not only first responders; but people as a whole. It was moving to see our city and our country respond in the way it did. I am honored to be a part of, and support, the Voices of September 11th organization, if only to help those memories live on.”
Voices Founding Director Mary Fetchet explained, “Funds raised from the golf outing and reception will enable Voices to provide long-term mental health care for victims’ families, responders and survivors and to assist communities in preparing for and recovering from acts of terrorism and mass violence, both here in the U.S. and abroad. The event will also support Voices Resilience Center, which assists communities impacted by traumatic events, by providing training, conferences, and conducting research.”
Thanks to corporate sponsors New Balance New Canaan and PVH, all golfers will receive a choice of New Balance golf or running shoes and Izod golf apparel. Bankwell is this year’s golf ball sponsor.
There are a limited number of foursomes available. To reserve a space, or register to play as an individual or twosome, contact Frank Fetchet at (203) 966-3911, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those not playing golf are invited to attend the reception and guest speaker program beginning at 5:30 pm. Register online at www.voicesofseptember11.org.
Voices of September 11th is a non-profit organization providing long-term mental health support, resources and programs that promote resiliency in the lives of the thousands of individuals and families impacted by 9/11 that we work with every day.