American Heart Association’s Golf & Tennis Classic A Sellout Success

David Cohen, Marc Hamroff, Frank Wetchler and Chris Young

Monday, June 20, 2016 the American Heart Association hosted its 28th Annual Golf Classic-A Joel Hamroff Memorial Tribute at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho. Event Co-Chairs Steven Yanofsky, Parts Authority, Inc. and Harry Armon, ARCAP Partners, LLC along with the corporate and community leadership of Long Island, participated to increase awareness of the importance of physical activity. This event provided an excellent networking opportunity while promoting exercise and physical activity. This year’s event honored Louis C. Grassi, CPA, CFE, Grassi & Co.

                The American Heart Association was excited to bring back the Tennis Classic as part of the day’s events.  The Tennis Classic took place at the Crest Hollow County Club in Woodbury.  Jill Byrne and Yvonne Evelyn, once again, Co-Chaired the Tennis event. Paul Woodstock, Executive Vice President, U.S. Sales & Marketing, Biotronik Corp. was the Tennis honoree.

Much progress has been made in the fight against heart disease and stroke. However, many Americans are still not getting the proper amount of exercise that will effectively combat risk factors for serious health issues. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 70 percent of American adults get no regular physical activity. Yet contrary to common perceptions, physical activity is just as important in preventing heart disease as other modifiable risk factors including smoking, cholesterol and blood pressure. A person is 1.5 to 2.4 times more likely to have coronary heart disease if he or she is inactive. Adult (and childhood) obesity/overweight level continues to increase: 65% of all Adults are obese or overweight.

There was morning and afternoon shotgun starts to accommodate all participants for the golf event. There were also themed holes and raffles along the 18-hole course.  Cocktail dinner reception and awards will followed the day of golf and tennis.

Brisk walking around the golf course and playing tennis has many proven health benefits. Adults may gain as much as two hours of life expectancy for each hour of regular, vigorous exercise–like very brisk walking–even if they don’t begin exercising until middle age. Walking is the single most effective way for many Americans to establish and continue a healthy lifestyle to improve their heart health.

For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Leslie Bellissimo at 516-962-0805 and join us as we tee off in the fight against cardiovascular disease and stroke!

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