Bob Rasor Memorial Golf Classic Raises $6,500 to Donate to MVP-SOS Charity

YARD_news_MVPSOS_2008_01October 4, 2008 – On October 4th, Shayne Newman, CLP, CLT, president and CEO of YardApes, Inc., presented a check totaling $6,500 to the MVP-SOS Foundation at their fifth annual fundraising dinner, wine tasting and silent auction. YardApes, Inc. raised the funds for the charitable organization by sponsoring and organizing the second annual Bob Rasor Memorial Golf Classic, previously the Quad-Am Golf Classic, held July 7th at The Club at River Oaks in Sherman, Connecticut.

Newman is founder and owner of YardApes, Inc., northwestern Connecticut’s leading provider of residential and commercial landscaping services, and he helped create the annual golf tournament to specifically benefit MVP-SOS’s non-profit ambitions to support New Milford’s youth in academic and athletic endeavors. Through the YardApes Charity Fund, and donations from other area businesses and individuals, contributions made during 2006, 2007 and 2008  totaling $23,5000 have helped MVP-SOS contribute to numerous area organizations. Donations have been given to New Milford Youth Baseball/Softball’s Express Baseball; Schaghticoke Middle School’s 7th Grade “Boston Adventure” and 8th Grade “Learning Adventure” to Orlando, Florida; The Youth Leadership Program of the Housatonic/Shepaug United Way; New Milford High School’s Film Club, cheerleaders, art department and grad party; and to individuals in need.

Run entirely by volunteers, the 2008 Bob Rasor Memorial Golf Classic raised $6,500 primarily through sponsorships and donations from local businesses and residents. With (76) golfers in attendance, raffle ticket sales and a live auction added to the success of the event. “I’m very proud to once again be able to be in partnership with this great organization of people committed to the kids in our town.  MVP-SOS continues to build momentum and that’s my hope for the Golf Classic,” stated Newman.

MVP-SOS is a volunteer non-profit foundation dedicated to raising funds to help New Milford area’s youth participate in athletics, school, and community activities regardless of personal financial resources. The foundation’s members believe that mentoring and guidance that can be provided through extra-curricular activities provides young people with a solid foundation for growth.

YardApes, Inc. provides full service landscape maintenance and construction services for residential and commercial clients. Their employees are certified landscape technicians and the company is a member of the Connecticut Groundskeepers Association, Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association, New York State Landscape Association, Professional Landcare Network and the Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce.

Visit to learn more about the organization’s activities, volunteer and donation opportunities, or to apply for funds.  For more information on YardApes call 860-350-APES (2737).

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