The Wesley Foundation to host annual Saratoga 9 & Wine golf fundraiser

Aug. 8 event to benefit Wesley Health Care Center’s Life Enrichment Program

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., July 24, 2023 – The Wesley Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Wesley Community in Saratoga Springs, will host its annual Saratoga 9 & Wine golf fundraiser on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at the Saratoga Lake Golf Course in Saratoga Springs. Registration opens at 12 p.m. with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. Golfers will receive a grab-and-go lunch and enjoy wine tastings along the course, followed by a Party on the Patio following the tournament. Guests who don’t participate in the golf tournament can attend the Party on the Patio, featuring live music, light fare, tastings and complimentary beverages.

Saratoga 9 & Wine is a nine-hole scramble format golf outing with fun contests and a wine theme. Proceeds will support Wesley Health Care Center’s Life Enrichment Program. This initiative provides ongoing, meaningful social and therapeutic activities tailored to the capabilities and needs of each Wesley resident so they may continue to pursue their interests and passions.

“We are thrilled to continue this summer tradition in partnership with The Wesley Foundation,” said The Wesley Community CEO J. Brian Nealon. “Guests can enjoy a rousing afternoon on the golf course and an exciting after-party while supporting the Life Enrichment Program’s mission to provide unique, personalized programming that enhances the lives of our community’s seniors and their families.”

This year’s event is co-chaired by Wesley Community Board Member Tara Anne Pleat and Wesley Foundation Board Member Jim Carminucci.

“We are excited to bring back the Saratoga 9 & Wine fundraiser for its fourth year,” said Pleat. “This event has become a perennial favorite and we hope that golfers and non-golfers alike will join us to benefit the excellent work of The Wesley Community.”

“This annual, highly anticipated event has proven successful at advancing our fundraising efforts for The Wesley Community,” said Carminucci. “There is no better way to raise money for a great cause than through a round of golf at beautiful Saratoga Lake Golf Club.”

Founded in 1972, The Wesley Community was established as a long-term senior care facility and has steadily grown into a continuum-of-care campus featuring independent and assisted living apartments, compassionate skilled nursing and memory care services.

Tickets for Saratoga 9 & Wine can be purchased for $150 per golfer via Saratoga9Wine.com. Non-golfers can purchase tickets to attend the Party on the Patio, starting at 5 p.m., which features live music, light fare, tastings and complimentary beverages, for a $50 donation.

Premier sponsors for the event are Angerame Architects; The Fort Miller Group, Inc.; Marshall & Sterling Insurance; Ray Martin & Crescent Hill Partners; and Unidine. Gold sponsors include CDPHP; N. Fox Jewelers; and Wilcenski & Pleat PLLC. Bronze sponsors are Antonucci Foods; Bond, Schoeneck & King Attorneys; Select Rehabilitation, Inc.; and The 12866. Tee sponsors include Amy Kellogg; Cudney’s Launderers & Dry Cleaners; Kelli and Bill Derway; Katelynn & Aaron Ethier; Ron & Sarah Ireland; Luther Forest Wealth Advisors; Northern Mechanical Services, Inc.; Roohan Realty Commercial Services; Elizabeth Rovers; and Saratoga Children’s Theatre. Prize sponsors include McGregor Links Country Club; Tara A. Pleat; and Saratoga Lake Golf Course.

Saratoga Lake Golf Course is located at 35 Grace Moore Road in Saratoga Springs.

About The Wesley Community
The Wesley Community is a 37-acre, not-for-profit agency in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., which serves the needs of the elderly, as well as active seniors, adults and pediatrics. Sponsored by United Methodist Health and Housing, Inc., The Wesley Community’s unique continuum of care community provides independent and assisted living for seniors, affordable independent senior housing, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care, as well as home care services and outpatient therapies available for people of all ages.


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