2nd Annual Westchester Charity Shoot Out Golf Tournament
Raises Money For Charities, Honors Fallen White Plains Firefighter Warren Ogburn.
Fire Chief Richard Lyman On Hand To Present Plaque To Family
White Plains, New York – Local business man and Charity Shoot Out organizer Larry Woodard never met Firefighter Warren Ogburn. but that didn’t stop him from having a strong desire to see the firefighter honored.
“I know firefighters who served with Warren and I was always struck by the fact that he was the only White Plains firefighter that has died in the line of duty. I wanted to help make sure we remember him properly with a permanent memorial”
So Woodard, President of a Manhattan-based advertising agency, developed the 16 Trees Project to plant 16 trees (one for each year since Warren’s death) at Maple Moor Golf Course during the 2nd Annual Westchester Charity Shoot Out.
The tournament was a success, raising money for the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless and The Thomas H. Slater Center. About 50 golfers weathered the 90 degree heat and the high humidity to play Maple Moor Golf Course, bid at a silent auction and meet celebrities like Former NFL Quarterback and Syracuse University standout Don McPherson.
The family of Warren Ogburn including his mother, sister, brother and son along with Fire Chief Richard Lyman all participated in a short ceremony. A bagpiper in traditional kilt led the small crowd to the site of the first tree. A prayer was said. The bagpipes played Amazing Grace and marched into the sunset while the family members each placed a shovel of dirt onto the tree roots.
The ceremony was followed by a Banquet at the course catered by Yvonne’s Sothern Cuisine of Pelham New York.
About Maple Moor
Named for the abundance of trees that line the course, Maple Moor is a challenging course with water hazards on six holes. Designed by golf course architect Tom Winton and opened to the public in 1927, Maple Moor was Westchester’s first public course. Located just off the Hutchinson River Parkway in White Plains, Maple Moor has been testing golfers of all abilities for over 80 years.
About The Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless.
The Westchester Coalition of r the Hungry and Homeless serves over 200,00 people In Westchester County living at or below the poverty line with food, housing assistance and advocacy services. Through a network of food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters it reaches the community residents with the greatest needs.
About The Thomas L. Slater Center
The Thomas L. Slater Center serves more than 300 lower-income household residents daily offering a number of programs, resources and services administered in a safe, secure and nurturing environment.
About the 16 Trees Project
Warren Ogburn was an 11-year veteran of the White Plains fire department who died fighting a blaze in a 12 story, 180-unit apartment building, The fire, one of the worst in the city’s history injured 39 and left 90 families homeless. On September 17, the family of Warren Ogburn will be present as we plant 16 trees on Maple Moor Golf Course in memory and tribute to the hero 16 years after his untimely death.
About Larry Woodard Golf, LLC
Founded in 2005, Larry Woodard Golf, LLC is a White Plains-based charity and celebrity golf event producer and consultancy. LWG has planned many golf outings benefitting non-profit organizations. The Westchester Charity Shoot Out is the only event produced by LWG that is held on a public golf course.
3rd Annual Westchester Charity Shoot Out Expands to Second Golf Course
Maple Moor and Hudson Hills Sites For Fall Golf Tournament
White Plains, NY – The 3rd Annual Westchester Charity Shoot Out will be held at Maple Moor Golf Course on August 9, 2010 and Hudson Hills Golf Course on August 23, 2010. Open to all golfers, the Westchester Charity Shoot Out is a day filled with golf, food and fun. Each year, local charities are selected to receive a portion of the proceeds. This year’s beneficiaries include the Westchester Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless, The Slater Center and The local Chapter of the Diabetes Association.
All attendees receive meals, gift bags and have the opportunity to win exciting prizes. A hole in one will win an automobile and amateurs and celebrities will compete for individual prizes and trophies.
“My dream is to continue to grow the tournament until all five of the county courses are participating in the Charity Shoot Out,” Said tournament organizer Larry Woodard.
The tournament format is a Shot Gun Scramble. For more information, to volunteer, register to play or become a sponsor contact Larry Woodard Golf at (914) 946-4973 or go to www.larrywoodardgolf.com on the web.
About Maple Moor
Named for the abundance of maple trees that line the course, Maple Moor is a challenging course with water hazards on six holes. Designed by golf course architect Tom Winton and opened to the public in 1927, Maple Moor was Westchester County's first public course. Located just off the Hutchinson River Parkway in White Plains, NY, Maple Moor Golf Course has been testing area golfers of all abilities for over 80 years.
About Hudson Hills
Hudson Hills is the County’s newest Public Course. It opened in
About Larry Woodard Golf, LLC
Larry Woodard Golf, LLC is a White Plains based charity and celebrity golf consulting organization. Woodard gained exposure and experience working across the country with major tournaments like The Buick Invitational and Hootie After The Masters. With Larry Woodard Golf, LLC he is putting his experience to work helping to raise money for local non-profits.