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Access: Supports for Living Announces Date, Celebrity Guests, and Sponsorship Opportunities for Annual Charity Golf Tournament

POSTED: April 2, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (April 1, 2021) – Access: Supports for Living announced today that its annual Charity Golf Outing is scheduled for June 15, 2021, at West Hills Country Club in Middletown. The event will offer those attending an opportunity to play alongside and meet celebrity guests, including National Football League (NFL) veterans Tony Richardson, Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Famer and former New York Jets fullback and Takeo Spikes, a former linebacker for the Buffalo Bills as well as John Flaherty, former New York Yankee and YES broadcaster. Serving as hosts for this year’s event will be veteran sports TV personalities, Bonnie Bernstein (CBS/ESPN) and Trey Wingo (ESPN).

“The funds raised through our charity golf tournaments as well as our annual gala and other events are vital to Access continuing its mission and providing services to help those who need it most in our communities,” said Ron Colavito, President and CEO of Access. “Despite the challenges faced this past year, we have expanded our partnerships and services to provide direct support for those suffering from mental health issues and the devastating impacts of COVID-19. The generosity of our sponsors and individual donors is a key factor in ensuring people who seek support obtain the high-quality services we are committed to providing both now and in the future.”

Access: Supports for Living has been hosting charity golf outings for 23 years, and proceeds from the event go directly towards the services offered by Access. For close to 58 years, Access: Supports for Living has supported people to achieve their healthiest and fullest lives possible with a variety of supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health and substance use challenges, and children and families impacted by poverty and interaction with the child welfare or family court system. Access serves more than 11,000 people in 9 counties in New York.

“Resorts World is committed to the growth and future potential of the Catskills and Hudson Valley, providing not just wonderful places of leisure, but also terrific sources of partnership, employment, and the opportunity for community relationships,” said  Meghan Taylor, Vice President Government Affairs and Public Relations for Resorts World Catskills & Resorts World New York City. “We are excited to be the presenting sponsor of the 2021 Access: Supports for Living Charity Golf event and encourage others to support the incredible work that Access does on a daily basis.”

A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available to individuals and businesses for the 2021 golf tournament, ranging in price from $125 to $20,000. Sponsors in the top two tiers will have the opportunity to select three golfers to play on a team alongside one of the celebrity guests. Additional sponsorship opportunities include digital advertising, sponsored hole flags, and banner advertisements with premier placing, among others.

As a way to honor the frontline workers who have faced a harrowing year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new sponsorship opportunity is also available for this year’s event: a $125 donation to sponsor an essential worker, whose image will be visible as ‘a fan in the stands,’ or a cardboard cutout, at the June 15 tournament. Additional opportunities to recognize essential workers are available in most tiers of sponsorship.

All participating golfers and sponsors will receive an invitation to the pre-event cocktail reception on June 14th at Resorts World Catskills, the presenting sponsor for the 2021 golf tournament. The reception will feature a Q&A with the celebrity guests. All players will receive exceptional tournament swag, meals on the day of the golf tournament, tickets to the post-event awards reception at West Hills Country Club, and more. Raffles and auctions will also be available, and the top three performing teams will receive prizes.

Other businesses who are sponsoring the event include: Alliant Americas, Johnstons Toyota, iHeart Media, The Warwick Savings Foundation, Seely and Durland, Safina Office Products Inc., and Bonura Hospitality Group.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Patricia Archiere at (845) 673-7127 or register online at

About Access: Supports for Living

Access: Supports for Living was founded in 1963 by a group of families who believed in a bright, positive future for their children with disabilities. Today, Access is a $100 million non-profit organization mission-driven to help people live the healthiest and fullest lives possible. Access summarizes its worldview in four words: Rewarding Lives, Healthy Communities and supports Access for All. For more information, visit the website: or call 1-888-750-2266.