SHEF Golf Outing Packs the House

Who would have thought the rain would end? Well it did and some great golf was played.
Who would have thought the rain would end? Well it did and some great golf was played.
Honoree Ray Spatafora, keeps an eye on the golfers who moved along quickly, anticipating some great dinner and a dry clubhouse.
Honoree Ray Spatafora, keeps an eye on the golfers who moved along quickly, anticipating some great dinner and a dry clubhouse.
Left to right: Representing Legislator Louis D’Amaro was Karen Klafter, Huntington Town Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, Ray Spatafora, Councilwoman Susan Berland, South Huntington resident and SHEF supporter Mr. Bedel Saget, and Schools Superintendent David Bennardo.
Left to right: Representing Legislator Louis D’Amaro was Karen Klafter, Huntington Town Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, Ray Spatafora, Councilwoman Susan Berland, South Huntington resident and SHEF supporter Mr. Bedel Saget, and Schools Superintendent David Bennardo.
Mike Pastore, left, had some great stories about Ray, and judging by Ray’s smile, everyone agreed.
Mike Pastore, left, had some great stories about Ray, and judging by Ray’s smile, everyone agreed.
Left to right; SHEF Board members Jo Ann Fink, Dr. Jared Bloom, Sue Burton, and Larry Weinstock.
Left to right; SHEF Board members Jo Ann Fink, Dr. Jared Bloom, Sue Burton, and Larry Weinstock.
Dave Bennardo, Jim Sullivan, and Larry Weinstock enjoy a moment before dinner.
Dave Bennardo, Jim Sullivan, and Larry Weinstock enjoy a moment before dinner.
Deputy Superintendent Jacci Harris and BOE Trustee Linda LaCara enjoying the evening.
Deputy Superintendent Jacci Harris and BOE Trustee Linda LaCara enjoying the evening.
New York State Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci shares a moment with his proud dad.
New York State Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci shares a moment with his proud dad.
A representative of Teq, a Huntington Station company, leads a demonstration of the NAO robot that SHEF is fundraising for and that will help spearhead the South Huntington STEM program, currently at Silas Wood and set to expand.
A representative of Teq, a Huntington Station company, leads a demonstration of the NAO robot that SHEF is fundraising for and that will help spearhead the South Huntington STEM program, currently at Silas Wood and set to expand.
SHEF Golf Chairwoman Sue Burton, right, gets some welcomed help from Christy Baralis.
SHEF Golf Chairwoman Sue Burton, right, gets some welcomed help from Christy Baralis.
SHEF President Charles Ciravolo, along with Sue Burton kept the evening’s awards, prizes, and festivities moving.
SHEF President Charles Ciravolo, along with Sue Burton kept the evening’s awards, prizes, and festivities moving.
Ray Spatafora enjoying all the accolades with his better half, Francis.
Ray Spatafora enjoying all the accolades with his better half, Francis.

The South Huntington Educational Foundation (SHEF) held their annual golf outing and dinner fundraiser on Monday, July 1st at Crab Meadow Golf Course. Lunch was served under threatening skies, but the deluge began at the first swing of the driver and continued for a good hour. The 60 plus golfers paid no attention and continued their quest, and the rain did not dampen their spirits.

This year’s honoree, Mr. Ray Spatafora, made his rounds on his own golf cart, encouraging golfers, jokingly chastising a few, and keeping play moving along. The rain let up allowing a brief drying off before the 18 holes were finished signaling cocktail time and a dry friendly clubhouse.

The place was pack, as only Ray could do, and if smiles were a gauge of good times, everyone was guilty. Good food, great company, and an honoree loved by all. 

SHEF's 2013 golf outing will go down as a great time making wonderful memories. The SHEF Board of Trustees would especially like to thank the many local businesses and sponsors who contributed to this memorable time.

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