Oceanside, NY, August 13, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Played on the narrow, bending fairways and unforgiving greens of The Seawane Club in Hewlett Harbor and Rockaway Hunting Club in Lawrence, the 25th Annual South Nassau Communities Hospital Golf Outing held on Monday, June 8, presented a test of patience and determination similar to that of the 2009 U.S. Open played at Bethpage Black.
The major difference between the two events: the 220 golfers who entered the South Nassau golf outing played under variable sunshine and seasonable temperatures, while Tiger Woods, Lucas Glover and Phil Mickelson battled delays caused by heavy rain and unseasonably cool temperatures during their four rounds of golf on Bethpage Black.
In addition to the ideal playing conditions and the inspiring challenge, South Nassau’s golf outing raised $220,000 in support of the hospital’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. It also featured the special pairing of classic pop singer and songwriter Eddie Money with East Rockaway resident Jim Adelis and his son, Thomas. Mr. Adelis was the lucky winner of the hospital’s "Play Golf with Eddie Money" auction, provided by Long Island Radio Group. He and his son had the thrill of playing 18 holes of golf with the famed classic rock star.
Fittingly, the honoree of the 25th Annual Golf Outing was David Widmer, president and general manager of Barnstable Broadcasting's Long Island Radio Group. Mr. Widmer has become synonymous with the South Nassau golf outing, and until this honor, perhaps his most memorable moment in golf occurred in 2007 when he recorded a hole-in-one during the South Nassau golf outing.
“Mr. Widmer has been a vital friend and advocate of South Nassau Communities Hospital’s mission to meet the healthcare needs of the communities it serves,” said Elizabeth Nardone, vice president of development. “We thank him as well as our generous sponsors, participants and volunteers who, like him, continue to support our hospital year after year.”
South Nassau’s Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the premier cancer programs in the New York metropolitan area. It provides seamless cancer care, combining the most advanced treatments and technology with a caring, experienced team of physicians. The center’s multi-disciplinary approach – including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation – offers patients expert care without requiring a commute.
The center incorporates a number of specialty cancer care services, such as: South Nassau Long Island Gamma Knife Center (Oceanside), South Nassau Center for Prostate Health (Oceanside), South Nassau Cancer Center (Valley Stream), South Nassau Radiation Oncology (Oceanside and Valley Stream), South Nassau Surgical Oncology (Oceanside and Valley Stream), and Complete Women’s Imaging Center (Oceanside). For more information about South Nassau’s Cancer Program or to schedule an appointment, please call 1-877-SOUTH-NASSAU.
South Nassau Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 435 beds, more than 875 physicians and 2,600 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services. In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, South Nassau is a designated Stroke Center, boasts Long Island’s first and only Gamma Knifeâ and provides emergency and elective angioplasty. South Nassau is designated as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons and is recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery.