2nd Annual Reeve Golf Classic

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on March 31, 2021 # Events

Save the date for a midsummer celebration of community and hope at the Second Annual Reeve Golf Classic. The Classic continues the long tradition of the Alan T. Brown Foundation (ATBF) golf tournament which raised millions of dollars for spinal cord research over three decades.

The July 26th event at the historic Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, will reunite family and friends to spotlight the foundation’s work advancing innovative research and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis.

On the heels of a strange and difficult year for the world, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation aims to inject a jubilant spirit into the day, beginning with the location itself. Founded in 1921, Winged Foot features two famous 18-hole courses designed by Albert Warren Tillinghast, whose strategic course design philosophy helped transform the sport.

Winged Foot, a private club that was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2019, has hosted six USGA National Championships and ranks among Tillinghast’s greatest achievements, along with his courses at Baltusrol in New Jersey and Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York.

Gary Spitalnik, a co-founder and executive vice president of Wheels Up and generous supporter of the Alan T. Brown Fund at the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, will be honored at the event. Celebrate his efforts by helping the foundation fill both courses with golfers united in support of spinal cord injury research.

The Reeve Golf Classic’s honorary co-chairs are past honoree Kenny Dichter and NHL Hall of Fame member Mark Messier. Messier’s history with the Reeve family dates back decades: Christopher and Will Reeve were regular rink-side fans at Rangers’ games during Messier’s years as captain, and Dana’s final public appearance before her death was at a 2006 retirement tribute to Messier at Madison Square Garden.

Social distancing and safety guidelines will be followed at the Reeve Golf Classic. Additional information and updates about a post-tournament reception will be released closer to the date.

For more information, and to register for the event, please visit the Reeve Golf Classic.


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