Skyline Restoration, a leader in the building restoration field, hosted its annual Golf Classic to benefit Smile Train for the 6th consecutive year. The event raised more than $80,000 to provide free surgery to children who are born with cleft lip or palate.
Since 2008, the Greek American-owned firm brought the total to almost $400,000 netted for Smile Train, an international charity that provides free cleft surgery to children from developing countries who could not otherwise afford the process.
“It couldn’t have been a more perfect day – the jovial mood, the sunny skies, the funds raised for Smile Train,” said Eva Hatzaki, Skyline Restoration’s marketing director and chair of the Sixth Annual Smile Train Golf Classic held last month at the Village Club of Sands Point.
“Knowing that we’re helping young children get cured from a debilitating but easily corrected birth defect so they can live normal lives – surely that is enough to put radiant smiles on all of our faces,” she said.
“We’re so glad to be here to help kids have a better chance,” added Skyline’s founder John Kalafatis. “We’re a service-oriented company by definition. We serve our clients with integrity, honesty and professionalism while also extending a helping hand to the community. We are proud of our involvement and more than happy to support the cause.”
The record turnouts achieve several aims. The diversity of attendees, as Kalafatis mentioned – “architects, engineers, building owners and managers, manufacturer representatives, and other professional consultants” – and the rising number of guests, point to a higher tally for Smile Train and more networking opportunities.
“We enjoy the success of the event, assisting the cause, while our guests have a great time,” he said.
Skyline Restoration, also announced that the Skyline Charitable Foundation Inc, an organization that embodies the company’s service oriented and giving philosophy, has attained tax exempt status as an IRS approved 501(c)(3)!
The Foundation was formed by Skyline Restoration as a vehicle to expand its philanthropic ideals by creating and organizing events to benefit charities in the five boroughs of NYC and beyond.
The Skyline Foundation team is looking forward to working with its business and future charitable partners to support worthwhile and community building endeavors.
Visit Skyline’s website to learn more and contact the foundation’s team.