Oswego Industries Raises $6,977 With Annual Golf Open

FULTON, NY – Oswego Industries raised a net profit of $6,977 at its seventh Annual Oswego Industries Golf Open, held June 23 at Battle Island Golf Course in Fulton.

Funds raised will benefit rehabilitation programs at Oswego Industries, which has been providing services to individuals with disabilities in Oswego County since 1968.

Players enjoyed themselves on the beautiful Saturday morning, and tested themselves at the event’s signature “Disability Hole” challenge.

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The overall winners of the annual Oswego Industries Golf Open, “The Big Dipper,” captained by Shirley Baker, pose for a quick picture between putts.

This year’s challenge required players to wear a blindfold while teeing off on the first hole. The contest was a playful reminder of the condition of lacking visual perception due to physiological or neurological factors that face many Oswego County citizens every day.

Each year, players at the Disability Hole are required to tee off while simulating a disability. The challenge changes each year, and is a closely guarded secret up until the day of the tournament. The winner for Longest Drive on the Disability Hole for women was Susan Bray and for men was Alan Caster.

The winning team for this year’s tournament was “The Big Dipper,” captained by Shirley Baker. Par 3 Poker prize was won by the Oswego Industries, Inc. team, captained by Larry Steinburg.

Other contest winners include winner of the Closest to the Pin contest for the women, Corrine MacEwen, winner of the Closest to the Pin contest for the men, Bill Viscome, winner of the Longest Drive contest for the women, Kelly Wells and winner of the Longest Drive contest for the men, Ben Savory.

Disability Hole
Burt Phillips assists his teammate Susan Bray with lining up for her drive while blindfolded for the tournament’s signature Disability Hole.

Oswego Industries is a private, not-for-profit Community Rehabilitation Program which has been providing programs and services to adults with disabilities since 1968.

Services include pre-vocational and vocational training, day habilitation services, and Medicaid Service Coordination.

Its mission is to be a partner in the development of comprehensive community services designed to improve the quality of life for all people, with the primary emphasis on those with disabilities, by providing the necessary support programs to enable individuals to grow with dignity and achieve their highest level of independence and self-fulfillment.

Most recently, the organization was named winner of the Chamber of Commerce Not-For-Profit of the Year Award for 2009. Its sister agency, ARC of Oswego County, provides services to children and seniors with disabilities: together creating a comprehensive support system for Oswego County residents with disabilities.