SOURCE: Great Rock Golf Club

June 06, 2005 11:38 ET

Sports "Giants" Team Up for Fourth Annual Richard D. Lynch II Memorial Golf Tournament

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 6, 2005 -- The fourth annual Richard D. Lynch II Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 10 at the Great Rock Golf Club in Wading River, NY.

The tournament is named after Richard D. Lynch II, who died as a result of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. He left behind his wife, Christina, and daughter, Olivia, who was only one year old at the time of his death. Richard is the son of Dick Lynch, 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 New York Giants.

Former New York Giant Thomas Costello, co-owner of the Great Rock Golf Club along with the Pierce family of Roslyn, NY, organized the tournament. Costello pledged to raise $1 million to benefit Lynch's family and several other children's charities.

"During the past three years, we have been reaching out for support to past and present teammates and to New York athletes to participate in our fundraising golf tournament," said Costello. "I am incredibly pleased that our event has so grown that now professional athletes from the entire sports world participate. The tournament has evolved into a truly remarkable event."

In addition to Dick Lynch and Thomas Costello, others who are scheduled to attend include:

Phil Simms, NY Giants all-pro Super Bowl quarterback
Frank Gifford, NY Giants Hall of Fame running back and receiver
Lawrence Taylor, NY Giants Hall of Fame linebacker
Mark Bavaro, NY Giants all-pro tight end
Harry Carson, NY Giants all-pro middle linebacker
Jim Burt, NY Giants defensive tackle
Sam Huff, NY Giants Hall of Fame middle linebacker
Howard Cross, NY Giants, all-pro tight end
Alex Webster, NY Giants, all-pro middle linebacker
Brad Dalviso, NY Giants all-pro place kicker
Y.A. Tittle, NY Giants Hall of Fame quarterback
Andy Robustelli, NY Giants all-pro defensive end
Emmerson Boozer, NY Jets all-pro running back
Joe Klecko, NY Jets all-pro defensive tackle
Mark Gastineau, NY Jets all-pro defensive end
Marty Lyons, NY Jets all-pro defensive tackle
Greg Buttle, NY Jets all-pro linebacker
Gerry Cooney, former World Heavyweight boxing contender
Rod Gilbert, NY Rangers all-time leading scorer
Joe Micheletti, former NHL standout and NY Islanders broadcaster
Sal Marchiano, sports anchor, WB11 News at Ten

Contact Information

  • For more information about this event, contact:
    Alyssa Nightingale