Thursday, 18 August 2022 13:31

19th Annual J. Michael Fitzgibbons Golf Classic Raises $67,000 for Saratoga Bridges

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Bridges, one of the largest non-profit human services groups in Saratoga County, hosted their annual golf outing on August 9. The outing, hosted by the Edison Club in Rexford, aims to raise money to further drive Saratoga Bridges’ mission – providing families and individuals living with disabilities opportunities and financial relief so they can pursue the quality of life they deserve. 

This year, 138 golfers weaved their way around the Edison Club. In first place, with a score of 54 (the lowest round by any foursome in an Edison Club tournament), were Dan Cardella, Mandy D’Andrea, Diane Jorgenson and Rick Matteson. The men’s “closest to the pin” winner was claimed by Chad Kiesow on hole #5. The women’s “closest to the pin” winner was Diane Jorgensen on hole #11. The straightest drive, measured on hole #18, was claimed by Marc Sidoty. 

The day of golf included a 4-person scramble, BBQ lunch, a silent auction and complimentary beverages courtesy of event sponsor Saratoga Eagle. Importantly, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the J. Michael Fitzgibbons Memorial Scholarship Fund. Annually, one of the Bridges staff members is awarded an educational scholarship in Michael’s memory. The scholarship was established to honor their long-time board member who passed away unexpectedly in 2005. Saratoga Bridges encourages their staff to seek academic opportunities whereby, they can elevate and enrich their own service delivery skills.  Saratoga Bridges employees over 400 people but, perhaps more importantly, serves over 800 needy individuals and over 250 families that require in-home support.

For more information on Saratoga Bridges fundraising events, or to become a sponsor, please contact Kelly Armer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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