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ABCO Presents The Dream Classic to Benefit Make-A-Wish Quaker Ridge Golf Club.


There’s nothing like hitting the links on a warm, summer afternoon — especially if it helps you give back to your community. The forecast called for rain, but nothing would dampen spirits that day. In fact, the clouds parted and the skies opened up just in time for the indomitable tournament that was founded to help children with life-threatening illnesses.

ABCO customers and manufacturer-partners from Presenting Sponsor Luxaire, Title Sponsors Mitsubishi, DuPont & Bohn/Heatcraft, plus 18 other leading manufacturers came together at the historic Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, NY for the 2nd Annual ABCO Dream Classic Golf Tournament to benefit Make-A-Wish in the New York Area. ABCO has raised or caused to be raised nearly $1.4 million since we first became involved with Make-A-Wish back in 2002..

This memorable event started with a delightful welcome brunch then it was on to an amazing trick shot show by master golfer and entertainer Dan Boever. The former Long Drive Champion demonstrated his prowess by hitting balls off 4-foot high tees and involving the audience in a trick shot competition. Then it was time to tee off for a 12:30 p.m. shotgun with 23 foursomes in friendly competition. After eighteen challenging holes on the magnificent Quaker Ridge course—rated #38 in the country—the group of Dave Singleton, Dean Johnson, Tom Breedin and Ron Miles won top honors with a low gross of 68.

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Michael Senter, ABCO CEO and Chairman of Make-A-Wish Metro New York & Western New York welcomed everyone to dinner that evening by expressing his gratitude and reminding us about the importance of supporting Make-A-Wish. “There is not a person in this room who hasn’t been touched by Make-A-Wish, either by knowing someone who’s been involved with Make-A-Wish or by what you’ve purchased from ABCO which has enabled us as a community to contribute to Make-A-Wish. What makes Make-A-Wish so spectacular is how intimate it is with their wish children and their families that Make-A-Wish touches throughout the country when they are facing our worst nightmare: a child who has a life-threatening illness.”

Pat Clemency, President & CEO of Make- A-Wish Metro New York & Western New York, also thanked those in attendance, as well as all ABCO and Luxaire customers for their continued support in giving back to the community through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. “I come with a profound thanks to the entire organization. As much as we can thank you, you really don’t have insight into the profound difference it makes to the community across the lifetime of the families. It allows them to imagine a world beyond illness.”

Jeff Karp, owner of Select Environmental, generously donated his $750 honeypot winnings to Make-A-Wish as an added contribution. We here at ABCO would like to extend our thanks to everyone who participated, as well as all of our customers for their continued help and support. It means a lot to us that so many of our customers can stand tall as leaders in their community, helping Make-A-Wish make a real difference for children with life-threatening conditions.

We look forward to even more of you joining us next year for a day of great food, great golf and the warm feeling that comes from knowing we’re all working to make life better for children who deeply appreciate our commitment to helping them receive treatment and heal their spirit. So save the date for our 3rd Annual Dream Classic at Quaker Ridge on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Thanks again, hope to see you next year.

Tournament winners were awarded plaques with pictures of Make-A-Wish children inside the word “WISH”

1ST PLACE LOW GROSS: Ron Miles, Dave Singleton, Dean Johnson, Tom Breedin
2ND PLACE LOW GROSS: Peter Murphy, James Kane, Rob DeLuca, Bill Simillo
1ST PLACE LOW NET: Bill Birdsong, Oscar Lopez, Rich Aughey, Gary Hudak
2ND PLACE LOW NET: Mike Sanok, Mario Marcellino, Mike Cappucio, Peter Donati




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