For the fourth consecutive year, the Spratt family graciously made Saratoga Bridges the beneficiary of funds raised at the 8th Annual Joyce Spratt Memorial Golf Outing. This year’s event took place at Brookhaven Golf Course on Saturday, September 27, 2014 and generated over $4,000 NET for our Foundation and Family Support Services Programs. In the four years, the event has raised over $16,000 for us. We are so appreciative of their ongoing support and extreme generosity!
Joyce was a loving wife and mother of 4 boys and sadly passed away after a battle with cancer. Her son Christopher is the President of Saratoga Bridges’ Foundation Board and had this to say about the event and why they chose to support Saratoga Bridges, “Losing her at the age of 46 from cancer was devastating for everyone whose life she touched. This tournament is to celebrate her life and an opportunity for her friends and family to get together and laugh and have fun. We have chosen to donate the proceeds from the past 3 years to Saratoga Bridges. My brother Todd has a learning disability and because the organization has done so much for our family throughout the years, it was a natural choice. We all know that she would be so proud that this money is being used to help other individuals with disabilities and their families.”
To date, this tournament has donated over $40,000 to local charities such as Saratoga Bridges and the American Cancer Society. This is the first year that 50% of the funds will benefit our Family Support Services. With a lead gift of approximately $2,000 being applied to our Fall Campaign, these funds will provide much needed, under-funded programs and services for families of individuals with disabilities. Kicking off in November of 2014, anyone interested in making a gift to our Family Support Services Fall Campaign or finding out more can call 518.587.0723 ext. 1266.