Wednesday, July 7, 2010

MudCat Grant Golf Tournament

Baseball Legend Jim “Mudcat” Grant Announces 9th Annual All-Star Golf Tournament
Last Update: 7/02 9:48 am

From the City of Binghamton:

Mayor Matt Ryan will join baseball legend Jim “Mudcat” Grant Friday July 2, 2010 at 10:00am at the Security Mutual Building, 2nd floor located at Court & Exchange Streets to announce the 2010 Tournament.

Presented by Security Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York and The Black Aces,* the Jim “Mudcat” Grant All-Star Golf Tournament benefits The Broome County Urban League, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Binghamton, Catholic Charities of Broome County and the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (C.H.O.W.).

“It’s all about the children,” “Mudcat” says. “And this tournament raises money for four different local organizations that provide a host of vital services and programs to kids and families living in Broome County.”

Security Mutual Life Chairman, President and CEO Bruce W. Boyea couldn’t agree more. “Because Security Mutual has been based in Binghamton for its entire 123-year history, we are passionate about finding ways we can make a positive difference right here in our own community,” Boyea says. “We have increased the number of organizations the Tournament benefits, which in turn has dramatically increased the ways we can help make life better for local children and their families.”

Binghamton Mayor Ryan applauds the many organizations and individuals that join together to create the Tournament. “The City of Binghamton thanks each and every sponsor, as well as the visiting celebrities and the local volunteers who put so much effort into this event,” Ryan says. “Their dedication is truly inspiring, and their efforts make a tremendous difference in the everyday life of our area’s youngest and most vulnerable residents.”

This year’s tournament takes place Thursday, September 2, at The Links at Hiawatha Landing. The tournament features many special guests—including major league baseball players and other well-known athletes and celebrities—who golf with the sponsors and spend time visiting area youth, hospital patients and nursing home residents. Joining “Mudcat” at this year’s tournament will be fellow Black Aces Fergie Jenkins, J.R. Richard and local favorite “Gentleman Al” Downing. The celebrity list continues to grow. To date, 24 celebrities are scheduled to play, including Vern Law, Cliff Johnson, Mickey Scott and boxer Gerry Cooney.

For more information about the event, including volunteer and advertising opportunities, please visit the All-Star Golf Tournament website at

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