As the Gaffney family continues to heal from the loss of 5-year-old John, they have decided to celebrate his life by hosting a special fundraiser in his honor.
The will take place at The Hamlet at Willow Creek in Mt. Sinai on Monday, Oct. 8.
Tickets for the golf outing are $160, which includes 18 holes as well as a full cocktail-style dinner. Tickets to the dinner only can also be purchased for $75 per person. There will also be raffles and a $10,000 hole-in-one challenge.
All proceeds raised will benefit the John Thomas Gaffney Memorial Fund, which donates money to various causes and organizations within the West Islip community in memory of John.
"We want something positive to come out of a horrible situation," said John's mom Teri. "He was such a happy little kid. We want to honor his spirit and keep his memory alive."
Donations for raffle baskets and hole sponsorships are currently being accepted. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
The memorial fund also accepts donations on an ongoing basis. All contributions and payments can be sent via check made out to the John Thomas Gaffney Memorial Fund and mailed to:
428 Spruce Avenue
West Islip, NY 11795