SCO Celebrates 25th Annual Treiber Memorial Golf Open
September 9, 2014 / SCO News
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SCO Family of Services’ Howard F. Treiber Memorial Golf Outing, hundreds of SCO supporters turned out Monday to golf, socialize with old friends and dine beach-side at The Creek. The event took place September 8, 2014, beginning with brunch and shotgun tee offs at Meadow Brook Club in Jericho, NY and The Creek Club in Locust Valley, NY.
Following a full afternoon on the golf course, guests convened at The Creek Beach House, where children from The Robert J. McMahon Children’s Center greeted attendees and handed out programs. Guests enjoyed sunset cocktails, followed by dinner of grilled lobster (complete with bibs!). One highlight of the evening was former Madonna Heights resident Debra Paradiso, whose inspirational story of overcoming childhood trauma received a standing ovation. Debra, who now lives independently and helps other girls by participating in a peer support group at MH, concluded her remarks by saying, “I don’t consider myself a victim. I’m a survivor.” Golf Committee Co-Chair Tom Fanning later commended Debra for the tremendous amount of courage she displayed by sharing her story as a way to help other trauma survivors. The evening’s live auction was another highlight, with guests enjoying a highly competitive round of head-to-head bidding for the golf packages that were auctioned off to benefit SCO programs. The auction was a huge success, adding to the evening’s high-energy mood and raising thousands of dollars to help fund SCO’s life-changing programs and services. Thank you to the 2014 Golf Committee Co-Chairs Thomas J. Fanning, Sr., Dennis Hackett, Douglas Schloss, H. Craig Treiber and Stephen J. Tyree, and the entire 2014 Golf Committee for making the Howard F. Treiber Memorial Golf Open a success for the 25th year in a row. Special thanks to Bruce Treiber for providing photos from some of the first SCO golf outings, which were on display throughout the evening.
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