SOURCE: Great Rock Golf Club

August 26, 2005 16:33 ET

Richard D. Lynch II Memorial Golf Tournament Raises $1 Million for Children of 9/11 Victims

N.Y. Giants and Other Sports Stars Help Raise Money

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 26, 2005 -- The fourth annual Richard D. Lynch II Memorial Golf Tournament raised more than $1,000,000 for the children of victims of 9/11. The fundraising event was held at the Great Rock Golf Club in Wading River, NY.

The tournament is named after Richard D. Lynch II, who died because of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, leaving behind his wife, Christina, and daughter, Olivia, who was only a year old at the time of his death. Richard is the son of Dick Lynch, the play-by-play announcer for the New York Giants for more than 35 years and a former Notre Dame football standout and all-pro defensive back for the Giants.

Thomas Costello, himself a former N.Y. Giant and co-owner of the Great Rock Golf Club along with the Pierce family of Roslyn, NY, organized the tournament. Costello had committed to raising $1 million to benefit Lynch's family and several other children's charities.

"As we have the last three years, we asked past and present teammates and other New York sports figures to participate in our fundraising golf tournament," explained Lynch. "Despite their often busy schedules, many of these athletes, coaches, team executives, announcers and writers came to help us raise money for a truly good cause."

"We're pleased that so many people from different professional sports and related fields participated," added Costello. "The tournament has become a remarkable event, which truly shows the best side of New Yorkers and especially New York athletes."

Among those playing in the tournament were Bill Ard, Erich Barnes, Greg Buttle, Gerry Cooney, Glenn Foley, Jerry Hillebrand, Bob Hyland, Alan Kalter, Rich Kotie, Greg Larson, Cliff Livingston, Bob Lurtsema, Denny Marcin, Sean Powell, Tim Rooney, Bob Schnelker, Harland Svare, Bob Taylor, Steve Thurlow, Bob Tucker, Doug Van Horn and Garo Yepremion.

Those who support the tournament each year include:

Y.A. Tittle, Phil Simms, Frank Gifford, Lawrence Taylor, Sam Huff, Rod Gilbert, Joe Micheletti and Sal Marchiano.

For more information about this tournament or any upcoming event, please contact: Alyssa Nightingale at 631.367.8599

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