Sports stars from the past and present with a special connection to New York -including Michael Strahan Justin Tuck, Jason Kidd, Gary Sheffield, Ronnie Lott, Brian Billick, and Joe Buck, among others - came together on the links at the second annual Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic on June 24th to benefit the Long Island Children's Museum (LICM).
The event at Oheka Castle in Cold Spring Harbor raised $1 million for the LICM. As donors were treated to a round of celebrity golf, mixers, auctions, and other activities with the stars, the socially conscious athletes professed the importance of giving back to the community and helping kids.
Named for Rich "Big Daddy" Salgado, a noted Long Island businessman (Coastal Advisors Insurance) and philanthropist, and supporter of the LICM, the 2013 tourney benefited "Cupcakes at the Castle" which is the LICM's most important fundraising activity.
Long Island Children's Museum invites visitors of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to explore freely, discover their passions, and appreciate the communities and world we share through culture and education.
The LICM garnered the 2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Service -- the nation's highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for extraordinary service to the community. LICM is Long Island's most attended museum with over 250,000 visitors annually and subsidizes school trips for over 26,000 students every year.
New York Giants legend Michael Strahan was this year's Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic co-honoree along with Scott Rechler, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RXR Realty and co-chairperson of the Long Island Children's Museum.