Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00
Pine Hollow, one of the North Shore’s finest country clubs, has just completed its annual Charity Week, with an outstanding turnout and record-breaking contributions from its members, all going to local causes.
Pine Hollow Country Club, celebrating its 51st year as a five-star, full-service venue, features an 18-hole golf course, fine dining, swimming and tennis and other activities in an ornate historic Vanderbilt mansion, replete with all the modern conveniences of a world-class club. Somewhat hidden off Route 25A, in East Norwich, nestled among giant chestnut trees, the club has recently undergone extensive renovations.
Decades of charitable contributions to many worthy organizations has placed Pine Hollow at the forefront of philanthropic circles.
Groups such as the American Cancer Society, St. Francis Hospital, Island Harvest, North Shore/Plainview Hospital, Developmental Disabilities Institute, UJA, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, RobinHood/Hurricane Sandy, among many others, have all been the recipients of proceeds from previous years’ efforts.
This year, events included a kick-off “Pub Night” on Friday, Aug. 2, a full day’s Golf Championship Challenge, and a Saturday evening gala, themed “Rock of Ages” with themed costumes. A charity Tennis Event was held on Sunday, Aug. 4. Games of chance, Chinese and silent auctions, all with fabulous prizes, contributed to the excitement.