New Era Pinstripe Bowl golf outing for charity
The New York Yankees Foundation will hold the fifth annual New York Yankees/New Era Pinstripe Bowl Charity Golf Tournament, brought to you by Herrick Feinstein LLP, Tuesday at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, N.J.
Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Pediatric Cancer Center, the Boomer Esiason Foundation Fighting Cystic Fibrosis and Tic Toc Stop, a Tourette’s syndrome charity. In just four years, more than 500 individuals have participated in the tournament and in excess of $250,000 has been raised for charity.
Registration and lunch will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start for the scramble-format tournament. A cocktail reception, dinner and an awards presentation will take place at 5:30 p.m. For more information, fans may call (718) 508-3984.
This year’s tournament includes various well-known guests, including Yankees alumni and former and current players from New York-area professional sports teams. The “Benigno and Roberts Show” on WFAN-AM 660/-FM 101.9 will also be broadcast live from the event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Scheduled to attend are former Yankees players Johnny Damon, Cecil Fielder and Lee Mazzilli and chief operating officer Lonn Trost; current Giants players Zak DeOssie, Eric Herman, Mark Herzlich, Henry Hynoski, Ryan Nassib and Weston Richburg; former Giants players Stephen Baker and Lee Rouson; current Islanders player Matt Martin; former Syracuse football player Don McPherson; Rutgers head football coach Kyle Flood; Princeton head basketball coach Mitch Henderson; Notre Dame football announcer Don Criqui and WFAN’s Boomer & Carton Show co-hosts Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton.
Forsgate Country Club has been voted as one of New Jersey’s best golf courses by various golf publications in recent years. It offers 36 of the most challenging holes in all of the state on two distinctly different championship courses. The legendary Banks Course renowned for its deep bunkers and lush greens and the scenic Palmer Course renowned for its challenging water hazards.
Established in 2010, the New Era Pinstripe Bowl has seen increased attendance in each of its first five years of existence. In 2014, a record sellout crowd of 49,012 saw Penn State defeat Boston College and establish the bowl’s highest all-time attendance figure.
The 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 26, at a to-be-determined kickoff time. The game will mark the second consecutive year that the bowl will feature a team from the Big Ten and the Atlantic Coast Conferences. Each respective conference has established multi-year agreements with the Yankees and the New Era Pinstripe Bowl to have a representative school play in the game.
Tickets for the 2015 New Era Pinstripe Bowl will be made available in the near future. For up-to-the-moment information regarding the game, fans are encouraged to visit http://www.pinstripebowl.com, the official Web site of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, and follow the bowl game’s official Twitter and Instagram accounts – @PinstripeBowl.