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Dreyfus To Sponsor Blythedale Golf And Tennis Event

VALHALLA, N.Y. — For the second year in a row, the Dreyfus Corporation will be the title sponsor of the annual golf and tennis classic benefiting Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla. The Dreyfus Golf & Tennis Classic, with former Rangers goalie Mike Richter as honorary chair, also for the second year, will be held Sept. 10 at the Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale.

Last year's event at Sunningdale raised more than $200,000 for the hospital.

“Dreyfus has been wonderfully supportive of our Annual Golf & Tennis Classic for years, and we deeply appreciate their ongoing commitment to Blythedale,” said Hospital President and CEO Larry Levine. “We are thrilled that Dreyfus has once again chosen to partner with us in this major role at the event.”

The Dreyfus Golf & Tennis Classic tees off at 10:30 a.m. and will feature a full day of golf or afternoon tennis, a putting contest, raffle, auction and dinner after play. Richter, who was a hit as last year’s auction host, will attend. He was a member of the Rangers team that won the 1994 Stanley Cup.

Proceeds from the event will support Blythedale’s Parent Transportation Program, which helps families with limited resources access transportation to the hospital for medical-care meetings and training related to their child’s care.

“The Parent Transportation Program allows Blythedale to minimize the stress caused by having a child in the hospital,” said Susan Murray, LCSW, Blythedale’s director of social work. “With the rising price of gas and the overall cost of public transportation, we feel strongly that it is important for us to do all we can to help our families get to the hospital to learn about their child’s medical condition and needs, and provide emotional support throughout their stay.”

For information about sponsorship opportunities, or to request an invitation to The Dreyfus Golf & Tennis Classic, contact Christina Caras, director of special events, at 914-831-2512 or email christinac@blythedale.org.

Blythedale, New York’s only freestanding, specialty children’s hospital, treats children with complex medical illnesses and disabling conditions. It is the only hospital in New York State with its own on-site public school district, the Mount Pleasant Blythedale Union Free School District.

For more information about the hospital, visit http://www.blythedale.org .

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