The Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund held its 25th Annual Golf Tournament in May at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club, one of the United States’ most prestigious golf courses, located in Scarborough, NY.
Well-known hotelier John Fitzpatrick, pictured third from left in the above photo, founded the Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund in 1993 in memory of his late parents to honor the charitable spirit they demonstrated throughout their lives. Since its inception, the fund has raised $4 million for a variety of worthy causes in both Ireland and the United States. Some of these include the Barretstown Camp, the Integrated Education Fund, the Mary Robinson Library, and the New York Irish Center. The fund’s latest project was the O’Hanlon Park Boxing Club in Dundalk, which just reopened in a spacious new facility that will be used by over 200 children and adults daily. This is just the latest of the fund’s accomplishments in its 25 years of working together to help those in need.
This year’s event raised over $380,000 and was attended by a variety of Irish public figures, including the Irish Ambassador to the United Nations Geraldine Byrne Nason, former Irish Soccer manager, Mick McCarthy, actor Matt McCoy, and Irish golf pro Eamonn Darcy. ♦ Maggie Holland