connect 2018 • 43 The Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund Celebrates the 25th Annual Golf Tournament The Ireland Funds GOLF 1 Eamonn Darcy 2 Eamonn Darcy, Mick McCarthy, John Fitzpatrick, Matt McCoy, Mary McCoy 3 Fireworks celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund 4 Sleepy Hollow Golf Course The 25th Annual Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Golf Tournament took place on Monday, May 14th, 2018 at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club, one of the country’s most prestigious and attractive golf courses, located in Scarborough, NY. The Eithne and Paddy Memorial Fund, was set up in 1993 by the well-known hotelier and Chairman of The Ireland Funds America John Fitzpatrick in memory of his late parents, Eithne and Paddy. The Memorial Fund works to raise funds in support of a diverse group of worthy organizations across the island of Ireland that focus on a range of much needed initiatives including expanding educational opportunities, helping families and children affected by serious illnesses, delivering social services to the elderly and fostering peace and understand- ing between people in troubled areas. The Memorial Fund works closely with The Ireland Funds to support a variety of projects. To date, the Fund has now raised $4 million for worthy causes like the Barretstown Camp (for seriously ill children and their families), the Integrated Education Fund, the Irish Arts Center, the Mary Robinson Library, the New York Irish Center, Barnardos, Corrymeela and many more. Its latest project was the O’Hanlon Park Boxing Club in Dundalk, which recently reopened in a spacious new facility that will ultimately be used by up to 200 children, young people and adults daily. Irish Golf Pro Eamonn Darcy attended the event and conducted a golf clinic shortly before the shotgun start. Irish Ambassador to the United Nations Geraldine Byrne Nason, former Ireland football manager Mick McCarthy and actor Matt McCoy were also in attendance. This year’s event raised over $380,000. 1 3 2 4