Annual Elant Golf Open Proceeds Exceed 2009, Elant Rehab Programs To Benefit

The non-profit Elant Foundation's 3rd Annual Golf Open raised more than $49000 to benefit Elant, Inc.'s rehabilitation programs.

Online PR News – 27-July-2010 – – Poughkeepsie - The Third Annual Elant Golf Outing at the Dutchess Golf & Country Club in Poughkeepsie was another record-breaker for the not-for-profit Elant Foundation. Preliminary figures show that the Elant Foundation netted more than $49,000, a 16.7% increase over last year.

All proceeds for the July 15 event, chaired by Elant, Inc. Vice President Mike Smith and Elant Foundation board member Kevin Armistead, will benefit Elant’s sub-acute and rehabilitation programs, which provide comprehensive, in-patient care for those recovering from an acute illness or injury following a hospital stay. Over the past two years, Elant’s supporters have helped renovate a significant portion of Elant’s rehabilitation units, and allowed for the purchase of new therapy equipment.

“The generous contributions collected through our Golf Open help assure that we are always offering the very best care possible to our patients,” said Elant, Inc. Acting President Todd Whitney.

Following the Scramble-format Elant Golf Open, presented by Med-World Pharmacy, an Omnicare Company, players and guests enjoyed a cocktail hour, a dinner reception, and a book-signing by special guest James Patterson, America’s No. 1 best-selling author. He was joined by Robert Reiss, author and host of The CEO Show, a nationally syndicated business radio show, as guest speakers during the dinner.

“We were very pleased with the turn-out and support in this truly challenging economy,” said Joseph Minuta, chairman of the Elant Foundation. “It says volumes about Elant and the value and dedication of its employees and volunteers.”

2010 Elant Golf Open Champions:

 Longest Drive Women: Paula Fabbie
 Longest Drive Men: Kevin Hayes
 Closest-to-Pin Women: Christine Wise-Vazquez
 Closest-to-Pin Men: George Gaillard
 MVP: Paula Fabbie
 1st Place Men: Vincent Cestaro, Julian Cerone, Tom Salese, Richard Levin
 1st Place Mixed: James Patterson, Sue Patterson, Sally Mendelson, Michael Smith

Save the Date: The Ninth Annual Elant Foundation Polo Picnic Sept. 12 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Blue Sky Polo Club in Middletown, N.Y. Our honored guest will be Goshen native Ursula Degenhardt. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 845.360. 1410 or write to

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