(Center Moriches, New York) - On Thursday, September 22, The Rotary Club of Patchogue and the Fuoco family will sponsor the 42nd Annual Fuoco Memorial Golf Feastival at Bellport Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament - with this year's theme being "Meat The Ball" - will go to benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, which serves special-needs children with mental or physical disabilities. Throughout the history of this golf outing, over $1 million has been donated to support the camp.
Registration and continental breakfast start at 9 a.m. Shotgun tee-off is at 11 a.m. At this year's tournament, the Rotary Club and the Fuoco family will honor Abie Seigel of Blum's Inc.
The camp has special meaning to the Fuoco family. Steve's sister, Beth Ann, attended the camp between the ages of 3 and 21. While she attended the camp, their father regularly donated money to Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. In 1969, the Fuoco family established its inaugural Fuoco Memorial Golf Feastival.
What makes this golf outing so unique are the "Food Feastivals" offered throughout the course. There will be various "Feastival Stands" featuring an Italian ice stand; pasta bar and wine tasting; Italian figs, grapes and fruits; the Don LaVergne Seafood Stand; the famous "Italian Gourmet Deli"; a homemade zeppoli and cannoli stand, a BrickHouse Brewery micro-beer tasting tent; and a DelFiore pizza stand.
Every hole will have a contest for "Longest Drive" or "Closest to the Pin", plus a "Hit-The-Green Challenge" on every par 3. In addition, there will be a prize for a hole-in-one, courtesy of Brown's Jeep Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat. The round of golf is followed by a cocktail hour, a buffet dinner, a grand raffle and silent auction, all starting at 5 p.m.
Golfing reservations are $400 per person, which includes all of the above. Cocktail hour and dinner (no golf) is $150 per person. Table of 10 for dinner and cocktails is $1,200. All checks should be made payable to Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
To download a registration form and brochure, go to www.patchoguerotary.com or www.camppaquatuck.com. Mail the completed form to: Fuoco Memorial Golf Feastival, 4250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 304 E, Holbrook, NY 11741 or fax it to (631) 467-8261. For more information about the tournament or additional sponsorship opportunities, call Stephanie Barry at (631) 981-4364 or Steve Fuoco at (631) 650-4032.
For more information about Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, or to make a donation, call (631) 878-1070 or visit www.camppaquatuck.com.
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck was created by members of the Moriches Rotary Club in 1946. Located on the shores of Kaler's Pond on eastern Long Island, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is funded primarily by donations and is a special place where children with physical and developmental disabilities can experience first hand the pleasures that an active life has to offer. Children participate in a wide range of activities especially designed for youngsters who are in wheelchairs as well as those who are ambulatory. These activities include swimming, boating, arts and crafts, petting zoo, talent shows, cook-outs, games and a Carnival Day. The program also provides educational activities in areas such as nature, arts, fire safety and communication skills.