SCARSDALE, N.Y. – The Scarsdale Uniformed Firefighters Association (Local 1394) is going pink this October as it hosts events to raise money for breast cancer awareness.
On Friday, it is hosting its annual “Putt for Pink” Golf Outing at the Saxon Woods Golf Course. On Monday, it will be sporting and selling pink T-shirts during the morning rush at the Scarsdale train station to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Westchester Region.
Brian Robinson, the president of the association, said this is the second year its had fundraisers for breast cancer awareness, though it's supported other charities in the past. Last year, it raised more than $5,000 for the organization.
“Last year was the first year for breast cancer, and it worked out really well so we decided to stick with it,” he said. “We know a lot of breast cancer survivors so it’s something that hits close to home.”
The chapter still is accepting applications for players and sponsors for the golf outing.
For $160, which includes the greens fee, cart, gift bag, continental breakfast lunch and a dinner reception,– players can tee off at 9 a.m. Companies can have their name printed at the tee box for $100 or embroidered on a flag stick for $250. For donated raffle gifts and services, company names will be put at the gift table.
“Last year, firefighter unions around the country raised nearly $23 million for this charity,” Robinson said. “This is our main charitable event; we usually do it once a year.”
After the golf outing, the union will continue fundraising efforts Monday as it kicks off its T-shirt drive. Representatives will be at the train station beginning around 6 a.m. through the morning rush showing off and selling pink shirts for the cause. The shirts will be for sale through the month by contacting the Local 1394.
For more information about the T-shirts, visit www.local1394.org.