Tioga Downs Sponsors Boys & Girls Club Golf Tournament

Published 06/17 2014 04:33PM

Updated 06/17 2014 05:13PM

Tioga Downs is the new lead sponsor for the Boys and Girls Club of Binghamton's 31st annual Captain and Crew Golf Tournament.

The organization raises about $20,000 to $25,000 each year from the outing.

The money helps the Boys and Girls Club provide programs to help kids achieve academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character.

Director of Business Development Jay Dinga says the tournament is an opportunity for the organization to get more involved in the community.

"It fits our mission of giving back to the community and to have a presence and an impact from the community we draw our patrons from," said Dinga.

Tioga Downs plans to sponsor the event for at least the next three years.

Executive Director Marybeth Smith says the tournament will help Boys & Girls Club continue to provide programs like evening meals and educational support for the kids.

"We count on the programs for these kids and they count on us to provide them and we need to count on the community and people like Tioga Downs to help support our tournaments and the programs that we do," said Smith.

In addition to Tioga Downs, Dick's Sporting Goods and Mang Insurance are also sponsoring the event.

The tournament is this Thursday at the Vestal Hills Country Club.

A few spots in the tournament are still available.

You can register by logging on to BGCBinghamton.org.

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