Mill Neck Cup: A Grand Slam

Mill Neck Family of Organizations Held Annual charity golf event to support Deaf children and adults.

Mill Neck Cup A Grand SlamThe 2018 Mill Neck Cup & Luxury Spa charity golf event boasted a plethora of activities for both men and women, alike. Held on Monday, July 23, the annual event returned to the prominent Pine Hollow Country Club in East Norwich—a venue that has hosted professional golf events like the Pepsi Open and the Met PGA Championship.
Presented by the Mill Neck Family of Organizations, the event included a relaxing round of golf on Pine Hollow’s sprawling course and manicured greens, a luxurious day at the spa for the ladies and a lively cocktail dinner to top off the evening.

During the day, golfers participated in exciting contests and prizes, like the chance to sink a hole-in-one and drive home in a brand new BMW from BMW of Oyster Bay, as well as received a swag bag and token mementos like a professional photo of their foursome by Golfing Magazine.

Mill Neck’s charity golf event catered to the ladies, too, as they indulged in a day of rejuvenation at the Luxury Spa. Located inside of Pine Hollow’s French-Norman style Vanderbilt mansion, the Spa offered the ultimate in relaxation, featuring massages from Viana Hotel and Spa, make-up tutorials from New York Beauty Institute and BlueMercury, blowouts from Brush Salon of Oyster Bay, Health-Ade Kombucha tastings, Reiki treatments, facials and more. Guests also participated in private boutique shopping inside of the Spa, relaxed by taking a dip in the private pool lounge and joined a yoga class taught by top-notch instructors from Oyster Bay Yoga.

Guests finished the day with a charming cocktail dinner on the veranda overlooking the sunset. They experienced a fresh new atmosphere with our first-ever live auction auctioneered by 2017 honoree Matthew Pomara, bid on exclusive silent auction gifts and also won premier raffle prizes. The Mill Neck Cup trophy was presented to James Kalenderian, Keith Kalenderian, Vincent Moscato and Bob Leibow; and special recognition was given to this year’s honoree, Edward M. Minicozzi

Growing up in the area, Mill Neck Manor has always been a part of Minicozzi’s life. From volunteering at the Apple Festival to visiting on school field trips, Mill Neck and the Minicozzi family have grown together throughout the years.

Minicozzi’s father, Edward Sr., who had hearing issues of his own, established a friendship and business relationship with Mill Neck many years ago. Family owned and operated General Utilities and General Security, Inc.—Edward is President of the latter—have helped maintain Mill Neck’s facilities with cost savings on fuel pricing and in-ground tank replacements as well as state-of-the-art fire and security systems to keep Mill Neck faculty and students safe and secure.

“Mill Neck has served our community for over 65 years, providing services and childcare well beyond their life-enhancing services for the Deaf,” said Minicozzi. “I applaud all their successes and look forward to continuing to assist them in their future endeavors. I am proud to be this year’s honoree and proud to be considered a part of the Mill Neck Manor Family.”

Funds raised by this event directly benefited The Mill Neck Family of Organizations—dedicated to creating a world in which Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals are included, empowered, celebrated and embraced as equals through quality educational, employment, audiological and spiritual programs and services. Donations can still be made by contacting Jillian Michaelson, Director of Events, at 516-628-4241 or

On Behalf of the Mill Neck Family of Organizations, we would like to send a sincere thank you to all of our honoree, donors, sponsors, vendors and volunteers. This event would not be possible without your help!