Golf Outing Set for May 17

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – May 1, 2010 – Telecare, the television station of the Diocese of Rockville Centre will honor Thomas O’Brien, president & chief executive officer of State Bank of Long Island at the 30th annual Telecare Golf Classic on Monday, May 17, 2010.  This year, John King of J. King Food Service Professionals Inc. is the golf chairman. 

“This golf classic has helped Telecare to grow from basically an educational tool for our schools to a twenty-four hour, seven day a week Catholic broadcast operation,” said Rev. Msgr. James Vlaun, Telecare president and chief executive officer.  “This has all been accomplished because of your consistent and constant support.  As we broaden that vision and grow technologically and in coverage, we need your help!” 

The Telecare Classic will be played at Piping Rock and Pine Hollow Country Clubs in Locust Valley and East Norwich respectively.  The outing begins at 9:30 a.m. with brunch. There will be a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m. A reception will follow at the Pine Hollow Country Club. 

There are still foursomes available.  Non-playing persons can attend the cocktail/buffet reception for $175.  Companies and individuals can help by sponsoring golf tees or taking out an advertisement in the journal.   There will be a raffle drawing at the cocktail/buffet reception.  There is a grand prize of $10,000 in cash and other spectacular prizes. 

For more information or to register contact Veronica Allocca at 516-538-8704 x 111 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


About The Catholic Church of Long Island
The Diocese of Rockville Centre ( was formed in 1957 and covers 1,198 square miles in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  The diocese serves approximately 1.5 million Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3.4 million).  There are 133 parishes in 115 towns.  Last year over 17,000 baptisms, 19,000 confirmations, 17,000 first communions and 3,000 marriages took place in the diocese.  There are approximately 20,000 students in Catholic elementary schools; 13,000 in secondary schools and 3,500 in higher institutions.  There are 69 Catholic elementary and high schools and one Catholic college in the diocese.  Catholic Health Services of Long Island consists of five hospitals, three nursing homes, a community-based home for those with special needs and a hospice.  In 2008, Catholic Charities assisted more than 55,485 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island.  (12/08).

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