AT&T has joined on as the dinner sponsor of the Annual Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic in Oswego, according to event organizer Kevin Caraccioli.
A new 3-on-3 Youth Hockey Classic is slated for Saturday, August 2nd and Sunday, August 3rd at the Campus Center Ice Arena at SUNY Oswego, and the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf Classic will tee off on Monday, August 4th at the Oswego Country Club.
“We greatly appreciate AT&T’s support for Erik and their strong community advocacy,” said Caraccioli. “Their partnership will significantly benefit the event this year, and the Foundation going forward.”
AT&T will sponsor the dinner that will follow the golf classic, according to Caraccioli.
The Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation was established in 2007 by Oswego-native, NHL hockey player, Stanley Cup Champion, and U.S. Olympian Erik Cole. The Foundation and this year’s golf/hockey events will benefit youth hockey programs, as well as children who are suffering from cancer and other diseases.
According to Caraccioli, this year’s golf tournament, sponsored by Pathfinder Bank, will showcase Cole, as well as other NHL players, national and regional media, and local celebrities. Celebrities committed thus far include: Oswego Native TJ Fox, forward for the AHL Worcester Sharks; Carolina Hurricanes Defensemen Joe Corvo; Chicago Blackhawk Center Kevyn Adams; and New York Rangers Defensemen Andrew Hutchinson.
The event will be a four-person captain-n-crew format. The cost is $1,000 per team, and individuals can participate for $150. Tee & Green sponsorship signs are available for $300.
Team fees include 18 holes of golf at the Oswego Country Club, golf cart, lunch, cocktail party, dinner, tee and green signage and a gift bag. Individual fees include everything but the tee and green signage. Tickets for the cocktail party and dinner can be purchased separately for $45 per person.
Breakfast, registration and goodie bag pickup, as well as use of the Oswego Country Club Driving Range and Putting Green will be available from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Team photos and celebrity introductions will be held at 10:00 a.m., followed by an 11:00 a.m. shotgun start. Cocktails and a silent auction begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner, an awards presentation, and live auction starting at 6:00 p.m.
The field is limited to 36 teams so it is recommended to get registration forms in immediately.
The Youth Hockey Classic, presented by Nike/Bauer, and supported in part by the Oswego Blue Line Club and Oswego Minor Hockey Association, is a USA Hockey sanctioned event, and will be limited to 4 teams in each of the Squirt, Pee Wee, and Bantam divisions.
Each team will play 2 games on Saturday and 2 games on Sunday. A detailed game schedule will be distributed as the teams are finalized. Each game will consist of two 16-minute running-time periods, and teams shall be composed of six (6) skaters, one (1) goalie, and up to two (2) coaches.
Complete tournament rules can be provided upon request by contacting (315) 447-COLE (2653) or emailing [email protected]
The cost for the event is $40/per player. All participants will receive team jerseys provided by Nike/Bauer. The games are free for all spectators to enjoy.
Corporate team sponsorships are available for $500/per team and includes player entries, advertising of sponsor name on jersey, a tee/green sign at the golf event, 2 tickets to the dinner after golf, plus mention in all hockey-related press releases.
Anyone interested in making donations for the silent auction and/or for raffle prizes and/or to request a registration form for the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic, please call (315) 447-COLE (2653), or email [email protected]