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Arc Foundation hosts New York States first adaptive golf tournament

PENFIELD, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - For those with a disability, the game of golf can seem incredibly difficult or near impossible to learn.

Later this month a golf tournament will welcome people of all abilities across our community. The Arc Foundation of Monroe is hosting New York State's first-ever Adaptive Golf Tournament at the Penfield Country Club. 

This year, Arc Foundation has created a golf tournament that will be inclusive of people with disabilities. Glenn Bassett and Adriana Piccirillo love to golf but haven't had the chance to play in a tournament. 

Philip Andolina with the Arc Foundation wanted to give them that opportunity.

“It's one of the only ones in the state, normally golf tournaments are for individuals who have the ability to golf, but this year we're bringing in adaptive golf carts and adaptive golf clubs,” said Andolina.

Andolina said there will also be physical therapists and specialists available throughout the tournament.
All the proceeds from the tournament will be used to benefit the Arc of Monroe.

The Tournament will take place Monday, July 30. Following the tournament will be lunch and dinner. 
If you want to sponsor someone or bring someone out to participate in the golf tournament it's not too late.

The tournament is open to the public, you can call the Arc Monroe at (585) 271-0660 and they will get you set-up.


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