A Successful Golf Classic!

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Guiding Eyes dog Chance poses atop a golf cart at the 36th Annual Guiding Eyes Golf ClassicOn June 9th, the top blind golfers in the country competed for the coveted Corcoran Cup.  The rules of the United States Blind Golf Association closely mirror those of PGA Golf.  Blind golfers are allowed the use of a coach to line them up with the ball and to read the greens.  The winner was Mario Tobia, coached by his son, Matthew. Congratulations to all the Corcoran Cup participants.

June 10th brought rain showers to the sold-out courses at Mount Kisco and Fairview Country Clubs, but the weather didn’t dampen the spirits of our dedicated supporters. Players spent time with Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, cuddled with Guiding Eyes pups, and had the opportunity to interact with trainers and guide dogs in training. The dinner audience was inspired to hear how graduate Randy Pierce can climb mountains with Guiding Eyes dog Quinn by his side. Watch Randy and Quinn as they triumph over adversity.

The evening culminated with the drawing of our famous raffle prizes. Congratulations to raffle ticket #920, the winner of our BMW 128i, and ticket #171, winner of the gorgeous Rolex watches.  Don’t forget – you can still be a part of it all by placing bids on items in our amazing online auction!  

The Golf Classic always attracts quite a bit of media attention.  Check out a video of Eli Manning putting with a blindfold here and read the Journal News’ event coverage here.   Listen to blind golfer Dick Pomo’s interview with WHUD’s Kacey and get the full results of the Corcoran Cup on Lohud’s blog.  

Thanks to our sponsors, supporters, volunteers, and our gracious host, this event raised important funds for Guiding Eyes programs and services. A full listing of our generous sponsors is below. Interested in joining us next year? Contact Michelle Brier at 914.243.2208 or info@guidingeyes.org.


Guiding Eyes dogs Hamlin and Oliver pose with a Gatorade cooler at the 36th Annual Golf ClassicDIAMOND – Entergy, Gatorade

MEDIA – The Journal News Media Group

PLATINUM – Canine Company, John Donnelly and SafeHarbor Risk Management and Kinloch Consulting Group

GOLD – A. Devito & Son, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Skanska

SILVER – Aero Hardware, CBS Sports Sales, Citibank, Stanley Cohen, Harriet and Bob Druskin, Empire Merchants, Pepper Hamilton LLP and Freeh Group International Solutions, Friends from Vero Beach, Paul Holland, Hop Energy, The Justich Family Foundation, Ken Nilsen, Rolex, Rollins Insurance, The Stewart Family, Turner Broadcasting, Welby Brady   & Greenblatt, LLP, Westchester Airport and Wilson & Son Jewelers