Dreyfus Named Title Sponsor for Annual Golf & Tennis Classic to Benefit Blythedale

Event slated for Monday, September 12, 2011 at Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, NY to feature Stanley Cup Champ Mike Richter
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July 21, 2011 - PRLog -- VALHALLA, NY  – Blythedale Children’s Hospital has announced it will hold its Annual Golf & Tennis Classic on Monday, September 12, 2011, at the Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, NY.  The Dreyfus Corporation, a long-time supporter of the outing, is taking the lead as the event’s title sponsor.  

“We are thrilled that Dreyfus is partnering with Blythedale in a major role at this year’s event,” said Hospital President and CEO Larry Levine.  “Dreyfus has been wonderfully supportive of the Annual Golf & Tennis Classic in the past, and we greatly appreciate their ongoing commitment to our children.”

The Dreyfus Golf & Tennis Classic, which gets underway at 10:30 a.m., will feature a full day of golf or afternoon tennis, a putting contest, raffle, auction and dinner after play.  In attendance will be Stanley Cup Champion Mike Richter as the event’s Honorary Chair.  Super Bowl Champion and former New York Jet Dave Herman will also be on hand to support Blythedale.

Proceeds from The Dreyfus Golf & Tennis Classic will help fund Blythedale’s new state-of-the-art inpatient hospital, opening in December 2011.  The new $65 million, 56,000 square foot building will include an infant and toddler unit, as well as dedicated units for the specialized care of adolescent patients and children with traumatic brain injuries.
For further information, please contact Director of Annual Giving and Special Events Carey Dalton at (914) 831-2513 or careyd@blythedale.org.

About Blythedale Children’s Hospital
As New York’s only freestanding, specialty children’s hospital, Blythedale Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving the health status and quality of life of children with complex medical illnesses and disabling conditions through superb multi-disciplinary patient care, teaching, research, and advocacy programs.  Blythedale’s board-certified physicians, nurses, and other clinical staff (social workers, respiratory therapists, clinical pharmacists, Child Life specialists, etc.) and New York State’s largest hospital-based pediatric therapy department (PT, OT and Speech) work together to provide intensive and innovative multi-disciplinary clinical and therapeutic care to help children achieve their medical and rehabilitative goals for independent living, and return to their communities. Blythedale is also the only Hospital in New York State with its own, on-site public school district. For more information about Blythedale Children’s Hospital, visit www.blythedale.org.

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