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Former New York Mets Manager Bobby Valentine and ESPN’s Mike Greenberg Special Guest Speakers at Voices of September 11th Annual Golf Outing

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May 4, 2018

Voices of September 11th (VOICES) will be hosting its 4th annual charity golf outing on Monday, July 23, 2018. The event will be held at the Westchester Country Club’s West Course in Rye, New York.  An optional 9-hole round at the Club’s Par 3 Course will be made available, which was designed with the same quality fairways and greens as the West Course.

The VOICES outing is co-chaired by New Canaan residents Peter Krieger and Jack Loop.  Committee members include George Bodenheimer, Linus Cooke, Robert Doran, John Duffy, Bill Fessler, Peter Finnican, Frank Fetchet, Jerry Miller, Mark Silverman, and Kurt Wolfgruber. The theme for the day is building resiliency.

The featured speakers at this year’s awards program and dinner reception will be former New York Mets Manager Bobby Valentine and ESPN host Mike Greenberg.

Bobby Valentine played in Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, and Seattle Mariners. He also managed the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox and was Manager of the New York Mets on September 11, 2001. Valentine currently serves as Athletic Director at Sacred Heart University, Director of Public Safety & Health for the city of Stamford, Connecticut and is an analyst for ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.

Mike Greenberg is the host of ESPN’s new morning show Get Up, which debuted on April 2, 2018. Greenberg co-hosted ESPN’s long-running Mike & Mike program with Mike Golic, and is a New York Times best-selling author.  In 2016, both Greenberg and Golic were inducted in the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

“We’re thrilled that Mike is once again Honorary Chair of this year’s outing, and that he and Bobby Valentine will be the keynote speakers at the awards reception,” said Committee Co-Chair Peter Krieger. “One of our special guests for the day will be Governor Thomas Kean, co-chair of the 9/11 Commission.  We also hope to sponsor recovery workers and servicemen and servicewomen to attend the event, as a way of thanking them for their commitment to our country.”

“Funds raised from the golf outing and reception will enable VOICES to provide long-term mental health care for victims’ families, responders and survivors and to assist communities in preparing for and recovering from acts of terrorism and mass violence, both here in the US and abroad,” explained VOICES Founding Director Mary Fetchet.  “The event will also support VOICES Resilience Center, which assists communities impacted by traumatic events, by providing training, conferences, and conducting research.”

Thanks to corporate sponsors New Balance New Canaan and PVH, all golfers will receive New Balance shoes and Izod golf apparel. Bankwell is this year’s golf ball sponsor.

There are a limited number of foursomes available. To reserve a space, or register to play as an individual or twosome, contact Frank Fetchet at (203) 966-3911, or ffetchet@voicesofsept11.org.  Those not playing golf are invited to attend the reception and guest speaker program beginning at 5:30 pm.  Register online at www.voicesofseptember11.org.

 

About Voices of September 11th

Voices of September 11th (VOICES) is a non-profit organization providing long-term mental health support, resources and programs that promote resiliency in the lives of the thousands of individuals and families impacted by 9/11 that we work with every day.

Through our partnership with the Centers for Disease Control, VOICES assists survivors and responders in accessing treatment from the World Trade Center Health Program for mental health conditions, and life-threatening illnesses due their exposure to toxins in the aftermath of the attacks. VOICES 9/11 Living Memorial commemorates the 2,977 lives lost and documents stories of survivors.

VOICES Center of Excellence leverages our expertise to assist communities, throughout the United States and abroad, in preparing for and responding to other acts of terrorism and mass violence.

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CONTACT:
Lani DeBoer
Communications Director
ldeboer@voicesofsept11.org

www.voicesofseptember11.org
(203) 966-3911

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