International Children's Classic Tournament to Aid Orphans

BINGHAMTON, NY --  St. Michael's Church of  Binghamton, NY  is pleased to host the first annual International Children's Classic at Endwell Greens Golf Club on Monday, September 26, 2011. The event will benefit the St. Nicholas Orphanage in Medzilaborec, Slovakia and the Holy Cross Orphanage and the Children's Wing of the Uzhgorod Regional Medical Center in Uzhgorod, Ukraine.

The captain and crew golf tournament is scheduled for a shotgun start at 9AM. The cost is $100 per participant or $400 per team. The registration fee includes 18 holes of golf and two carts per team. Beverages will be provided for participants on the course. A dinner will follow at Endwell Greens. Men and Women as well as Mixed teams are encouraged to participate. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams and the Men's and Ladies' longest drive. The two closest to the pincontests will receive awards. All dinner participants will be eligible to win one of many door prizes, and all golfers will receive an ICC tournament golf shirt and team photo in appreciation for their participation.

Individuals who don't play golf but wish to support the tournament may purchase a $40 dinner ticket. The price includes dinner with the golfers following the competition and entry into the doorprize contest. Tournament golf shirts will be available at a cost of $30.

All net proceeds from this event will be divided between the St. Nicholas Orphanage in Medzilaborce, Slovakia, and the Holy Cross Orphanage and the Children's Wing of the Uzhgorod Regional Medical Center in Uzhgorod, Ukraine.

Prior support for the children of these facilities was initiated with the approval and support of the late +Metropolitan Nicholas. The International Children's Classic tournament was founded in the same spirit of compassion for these children in need.

All diocesan faithful and friends are encouraged to support this worthy cause by participating in the event itself, attending the dinner or making a donation.

Applications for the ICC tournament registration, advertising in the ICC tournament program, as well as for dinner reservations, and golf shirt purchases may be downloaded here.

ICC Cover Letter

ICC Poster

ICC Registration Forms

For more information, please contact Very Rev. Protopresbyter James Dutko at

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