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23rd Annual Hospital for Special Care Ivan Lendl Golf Classic Announces Honorary Chair, Move to TPC River Highlands

February 15, 2018

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (Feb. 15, 2018) – The 23rd Annual  Hospital for Special Care (HFSC)   Ivan Lendl Golf Classic has named James Mahoney, CPA, Managing Partner of Mahoney Sabol CPAs and Advisors, honorary chairman of this year’s event. The May 21, 2018, event will be held at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, home of the award-winning Travelers Championship and one of the premier golf courses in Connecticut. Each year the tournament raises funds for the HFSC Ivan Lendl Adaptive Sports Camp and year-round adaptive sports programs. More than $1.8 million has been raised to support these programs through the Ivan Lendl Golf Classic over the past 22 years.

“The HFSC Ivan Lendl Golf Classic has always been an exceptional event raising more than a $100,000 each year for our one-of-a-kind adaptive sports programs,” said Lynn Ricci, FACHE, president and CEO, Hospital for Special Care. “With support and leadership from our longtime board member Jim Mahoney, as well as our friends at Travelers, we’ve been able to bring the tournament to TPC River Highlands this year making this one of the truly elite charity tournaments in the state.”

The Ivan Lendl Golf Classic will now join an impressive line-up of spring events at TPC River Highlands that benefit HFSC programs and services. The April 28, 2018, Mahoney Sabol 5k at the Travelers Championship and the Travelers Championship, June 21-24, 2018 help support the HFSC ALS Center of Excellence. “Jim has been an outstanding advocate for HFSC and we are so pleased to be able to recognize his contributions at the tournament this year,” said Ricci. “We are also grateful to Ivan Lendl and our master of ceremonies Bob Maxon, NBC Connecticut, as well as our platinum sponsors Kaestle Boos Associates, Inc. and Webster Bank and all of the sponsors who will make this year’s event a success.”

“HFSC is the premier health care resource for patients with complex medical conditions like ALS, and also demonstrates a remarkable commitment to ensuring that children and adults living with physical disabilities have opportunities to achieve their goals, lead independent lives and build confidence and leadership skills through participation in adaptive sports,” said Mahoney. “While I am honored to be recognized at this year’s golf classic, I am truly privileged to have gotten to know HFSC’s patients and athletes through the years.”

HFSC is also pleased to recognize dinner sponsor Downes Construction and silver sponsors committed to date including: All Waste, Ambulance Service of Manchester, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey and NuMotion

For more information about the 23rd Annual HFSC Ivan Lendl Golf Classic, contact Linda Glovna at the Hospital for Special Care Foundation at 860-612-6312, [email protected] or visit online at   Ivan Lendl Golf Classic.


About Ivan Lendl Adaptive Sports Camp

The Hospital for Special Care Ivan Lendl Adaptive Sports Camp is a day camp offered annually for youth ages 6-19 living with physical disabilities. Campers are provided instruction in a variety of adaptive sports. Specialized adaptive equipment, including sport wheelchairs, allow for individualized accommodation to meet variable levels of independence and ability. Year-round adaptive sports programs at HFSC give both children and adults the opportunity to participate in both competitive and recreational sports and fitness programs. More than $1.8 million has been raised to support these programs through the Ivan Lendl Golf Classic over the past 22 years.


About Hospital for Special Care

Hospital for Special Care (HFSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and the only one in the nation serving adults and children. HFSC is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders including ALS research, spinal cord injury, comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.

Located in New Britain and Hartford, CT, HFSC operates inpatient and outpatient facilities serving Southern New England and the Tri-State area on a not-for-profit basis. For the latest news and information, please visit www.hfsc.org , and follow us on Facebook @HospitalforSpecialCare.


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