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FORMER NY YANKEE, RUPPERT JONES TO GOLF AT THE SUE DAY MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT JRC FOUNDATION, INC.
JRC Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce that former Major League Baseball player Ruppert Jones will be attending and playing at the annual Sue Day Memorial Golf Tournament, being held Friday, September 11, 2015, 8:30am, at Ives Hill Country Club, Watertown. Mr. Jones is a Public Relations Account Executive with The Boon Group, and is looking forward to participating in the fundraising tournament.
The Foundation is offering the opportunity to be a part of The Boon Group team, headed by Mr. Jones, by auctioning each of the remaining three spots on the team. The minimum bid per spot is set at one hundred and fifty dollars. Interested bidders should contact the Foundation by calling (315) 836-1363 to submit bids. All bids must be received no later than Friday, September 4, 12:00pm. The three spots will be awarded to the highest three bidders.
Mr. Jones made his Major League debut in 1976 playing Center Field for the Kansas City Royals. Throughout his career, he played for such teams as the Mariners, Padres, Angels, Tigers and the Yankees.
Howie Ganter, Executive Director of Jefferson Rehabilitation Center, stated “We are so pleased that the Boon Group has sponsored Ruppert to play with us this year, and we look forward to hosting another successful tournament.” The Boon Group provides JRC with expertise in managing the health and welfare benefits for their Fort Drum contracts.
Principal sponsors of the tournament once again this year are Benefit Services Group, Bolton’s Pharmacy, Haylor, Freyer and Coon, and Renzi Foodservice.
The JRC Foundation would like to thank all of the sponsors and supporters of this event. Proceeds from the tournament will allow the Foundation to continue their mission of enhancing the lives and maximizing the potential of individuals with developmental disabilities. Funds raised from previous years were used to purchase specialized equipment such as Arjo lifts to assist in transferring individuals from wheelchairs; specialized wheel chair vans which allow more individuals access to our community; buses for the transport of individuals to and from day habilitation programs; and computers for training staff.
Anyone interested in golfing at the tournament should contact Michelle Carpenter, Foundation Director, at (315) 836-1363, no later than Friday, September 4. The cost is $90 per person; $340 per team.