Every year, about 6 weeks before the Brian Ahearn Children’s Outing annual golf outing, the golf committee gets together at G’s and discusses strategy. That, of course, after the first cup of coffee (tea for Vinny and Jerry). This is a HUGE fundraiser for BACF, since 96% of the dollars raised are donated back to many kids battling with serious illnesses. So the meeting starts out talking about our special group of golfers who have made ALL the golf outings to date, and the fact that we need to give them something special for that landmark. Next we talked about the all important sponsors. Our sponsors are tried and true, and every year we add new ones. This is the core of our fundraising.
But then the conversation turned to golfers. This is one of the largest outings in the Hudson Valley, last year attracting 272 golfers! Our goal this year is 280. But Jeff Ahearn is concerned. Our number of registrants is below last years count at the same time. We tell him not to worry … people are busy, and tend to register late. With a golf outing this size, that make you nervous.
But then there is the magic. Every year we have a status meeting at G’s. Every year there is concern about how many registrants we have 6 weeks out. And every year, the Brian Ahearn Childrens Outing fills up, and is a huge success! We expect the same for this year. So if you have our brochure near by, take the time to send it in now. If you don’t have it, you can just go on the website http://www.aboutbacf.org and complete it online. The BACF Board of Directors thanks all of the sponsors and golfers in advance for attending this years 15th anniversary outing!