The Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation 2010 Golf Classic Raises Funds for Children with Special Needs

Garden City, New York - November 22, 2010 - The Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation is proud to announce that the 2010 Golf Classic held on Monday, October 11, 2010 at the Glen Head Country Club was an enormous success, raising more than $150,000 to provide children with special needs the opportunity to attend summer day camps in the New York Metro and Northeast United States.

The Golf Classic honored Joe McFarland, President – Western Division, The Home Depot. McFarland is responsible for leading more than 78,000 associates in 497 Home Depot stores throughout 13 Western states. He is a former United States Marine and Gulf War veteran and actively supports several charitable organizations, including City of Hope and Queens Centers for Progress.

“Joe’s participation in the 2010 Golf Classic enabled the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation to exceed our fundraising expectations and resulted in our most successful event to date,” said Linda Gerstman, co-founder of the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation. “His dedication to our cause is inspiring and will help us continue to afford physically disabled children with the chance to enjoy their summers at camp.”

More than 120 golfers came out to support the Foundation in its mission. The 2010 Golf Classic also attracted special guests, including Senator Craig Johnson, Assemblyman Charles Lavine, and a representative from the office of Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.

About the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation

The mission of the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation is to help fund summer camp for physically disabled children residing in the New York Metropolitan Area and Northeast United States. The Foundation, which was formed in 2003, partners with established, accredited not–for–profit camps. It provides funds to the camps, which, in turn, provide partial and full scholarships to families in need. All camps provide fully integrated environments, which allow the physically disabled children to enjoy swimming, tennis, arts and crafts, group sports activities, and field trips along with their able-bodied peers.

Gregg Gerstman