The Rotary Club of Patchogue Presents 45th Annual Fuoco Memorial Golf Feastival to Benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
(Center Moriches, New York) — On Thursday, September 18, The Rotary Club of Patchogue and the Fuoco family will present the 45th Annual Fuoco Memorial Golf Feastival at Bellport Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament will go to benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, which serves special-needs children and young adults ages 6-21 with mental or physical disabilities. Throughout the history of this golf outing, more than $1.2 million has been donated to support the camp.
Registration and continental breakfast start at 8:30 a.m. Shotgun tee-off is at 10 a.m. At this year’s tournament, the Rotary Club and the Fuoco family will honor Bridgehampton National Bank.
The camp has special meaning to the Fuoco family. Steve Fuoco’s sister, Beth Ann, attended the camp between the ages of 3 and 21 and their father began regularly donating money to Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. In 1969, the Fuoco family established its inaugural Fuoco Memorial Golf Outing to raise funds for the Camp. Over time, the small family outing turned into the event it is today: The 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; clams on the half shell; the famous “Italian Gourmet Deli”; a homemade zeppoli and cannoli stand, and a micro-beer tasting tent.
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 auction, all starting at 5 p.m.
Registration is $500 per person, which includes all of the above. Cocktail hour and dinner (no golf) is $150 per person. All checks should be made payable to Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is a resident summer camp serving children and young adults ages 6-21 with both physical and developmental special needs. Its mission is to help these children to achieve equality, dignity, and maximum independence through a safe and quality program of camping, recreation, and education. Throughout the program, campers participate in many activities, such as arts and crafts, talent shows, cook-outs, swimming and boating.
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.