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Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013

Golf Classic raises funds for Workforce Development Program

Perfect weather greeted golfers at Berkshire's 16th Annual Golf Classic, with 132 golfers from around the region, on July 22nd at the Colonie Golf & Country Club. Most of the golfers were business executives and employees from our many sponsors, who play a huge role in the success of our annual fundraising golf event. After a day of golf, the players moved indoors for a fine dinner and awards ceremony.

(Pictured L: Getting out of a sand trap!   R: Berkshire CEO Tim Giacchetta with Pat Fitzgerald of Girvin & Ferlazzo)

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The event brought in $90,000, with proceeds benefiting the youth in Berkshire’s exciting, innovative Youth Workforce Development Program. In addition to rigorous academic classes, our youth gain important workforce readiness skills, plus specific job skills and paid work experience in various trades. They learn how to get—and keep—good jobs that lead to a lifetime of success. Specialty training areas include Automotive Mechanics, Building Trades, Culinary Trades, Nursery & Landscaping, and more. General skills for success include writing effective resumes and standing out in job interviews.

We thank ALL of our fine sponsors, who help make it possible for us to provide the most effective programming for some of New York State's most traumatized and vulnerable youth.

Among our major sponsors:

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Our Event Sponsors were Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. and Girvin & Ferlazzo, PC, a full-service general practice law firm. Both companies are long-time friends of Berkshire and major sponsors for several years running. 


The Twombly family served as a Platinum level Sponsor again this year.  The Twombly Family has been an important part of Berkshire for over a hundred years, with several generations of dedicated Board members to their credit! 

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Our Gold Level Sponsors this year were Boston Private Bank & Trust Company and Anne & Charles Mott. The Mott's are among our most ardent supporters and dearest friends. Mr. Mott is Chairman Emeritus of our Board of Directors.

Other generous sponsors included:

Putting Contest Sponsor: Ray Energy and its Pit Stop locations

Player Carts Sponsor: Rose & Kiernan, Inc. - Insurance, Surety, and Benefit Services

Beverage and Snack Sponsor: The Bonadio Group - CPA's, Consultants, and more

Lunch Sponsor: CS Arch - Architecture, engineering, and construction management

Would you like to join us next year?

We gratefully welcome new sponsors and players!

Please contact Melissa Daley at 518-781-1803, or email Melissa.

Flag Sponsors:

BBL Construction Services   -   BCI Construction

Blue Rock Energy   -   Delta Dental

Enterprise Fleet Management   -   Empire Blue Cross

Jobsy Wobsy   -   Milliman

Nassau Pharmacy   -   W.B. Mason

Tee Sponsors:

Allstate Distributors / Buy a Case   -   Bast Hatfield Construction   -   Burdzinski & Partners

Clark Engineering   -   Commercial Investigators   -   Community Bank, N.A.

Crescent Creamery   -   Dwight Plumbing & Heating   -   Hilton Garden Inn, Troy   -   Invesco

Mutual of America   -   Robert Half Finance and Accounting   -   Subsidium Technologies

Event Signage Sponsor: NancyScans - fine art and retail display solutions

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