Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Building Hope, The Campaign for the New Yonkers Animal Shelter

I attended a meeting last night about the upcoming Golf Tournament being held at Split Rock Golf Course ( on Thursday, August 20th to benefit the New Yonkers Animal Shelter. The new shelter - when it's built - will replace the almost 50 year-old shelter at 120 Fullerton Avenue in Yonkers, New York (currently where Mr. Willie, Miss Sophie, and Hannah Banana - et all - all live).

When: Thursday, August 20th
Where: Split Rock Golf Course
Registration: Noon

Tee-time: 12:30pm
Cost: $600 per team, $150 per individual

There will be a silent auction (they are still accepting gifts), a 50-50 contest, and other prizes.

After the tournament a dinner is being held at The Riverview in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York (a beautiful historic town along the Hudson River), which is being hosted by Riverview owner and generous benefactor of the shelter, Mike Silvestri, along with the New Yonkers Animal Shelter Committee (who I had the pleasure of meeting last night). The committee is headed up by Dr. Kay Pistone Carucci, who invited me to join the committee, which I have done. Though this event is only two weeks off, I assured Kay that I would help with the next event they plan.

Dinner tickets are $75 per person.

Even if you don't play golf, you are welcome to attend the dinner. Bring a friend! The Riverview is gorgeous. Mike supplied the committee with dinner and dessert as we met on location, planning the last minute details.

Checks can be made out to New Yonkers Animal Shelter, c/o Dept. of Parks & Recreation, 285 Nepperhan Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701. They can be reached at 914-377-6450.

More info to come.

Check out The Riverview:

Check out the Split Rock Golf Course:

Check out the New Yonkers Animal Shelter official site: