Valley Community Services held its eighth annual McCarthy Open on May 24th at Cedarbrook Golf Course.
The McCarthy Open was created to honor the late Michael McCarthy. Michael McCarthy, otherwise known as “Mickey,” served as a Residential Director at VCS for 23 years. Anyone that knew Mickey would say he embodied the true purpose, and lived by the ideals, of VCS. Mickey played an integral part in VCS and is a significant reason for the agency’s success today.
After Mickey tragically passed in July 2011, the McCarthy Fund was established in honor of him. The McCarthy Fund is used to provide individuals in the agency with things they want but cannot afford. This can be anything from new clothes to concert tickets, as long as it meets the wants of the individuals.
The 18 teams that participated were able to enjoy a day of golf with beautiful weather. The outing was organized by a committee of administrators that worked hard to collect donations for the cause. On the day of the outing, the committee was graciously assisted by volunteers all throughout the company. The event went well with lots of positive feedback from golfers.
The top three teams donated their winnings back to the agency. More than $11,000 was collected and all proceeds of the McCarthy Open go to the McCarthy Fund.
“The golf outing is how VCS can continue what Mickey started. We can continue his generosity to those who don’t have as much.”Tracey Hackenson, Behavior Specialist