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Bayport Alumnus to be Feted at Charity Golf Tournament

Steven Taitz will be honored for his years of community service and volunteer work.

A Bayport resident is being honored for his community service and volunteer work as part of the Rotary Club of Patchogue's 43rd annual Fuoco Memorial Golf Festival that benefits Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck.

Steven Taitz, a Bayport-Blue Point alumnus and law partner in the firm Roe Taroff Taitz& Portman LLP, began his career as an Assistant State Attorney in Dade County, Florida, under then-State Attorney General Janet Reno, where he served as an assistant in the Narcotics Unit and as a Felony Division Chief.

He is currently a member of the Suffolk County Academy of Law, the Suffolk County Bar Association and the Commercial Law League of America.

His volunteer efforts have included serving a a member of the Board of Directors of Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Center, the advisory board of Brookhaven Youth Court, the Rotary Club of Patchogue and as a past trustee of the Bayport-Blue Point Public Library. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Miami School of Law.

The benefit golf tournament will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20. Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck serves special-needs children and young adults ages 6-21 with mental or physical disabilities. Throughout the history of the golf outing, over $1 million has been donated to support the camp.

Registration and continental breakfast start at 9 a.m. Shotgun tee-off is at 11 a.m.

What makes this golf outing so unique are the “Food Feastivals” offered throughout the course. There will be various “Feastival Stands” featuring an Italian ice stand; pasta bar and wine tasting; Italian figs, grapes and fruits; clams on the half shell; the famous “Italian Gourmet Deli”; a homemade zeppoli and cannoli stand, and a BrickHouse Brewery micro-beer tasting tent.

Every hole will have a contest for “Longest Drive” or “Closest to the Pin”, plus a “Hit-The-Green Challenge” on every par 3. In addition, there will be a prize for a hole-in-one, courtesy of Brown’s Jeep Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat. The round of golf is followed by a cocktail hour, a buffet dinner, a grand raffle and silent auction, all starting at 5 p.m.

Golfing reservations are $400 per person, which includes all of the above. Cocktail hour and dinner (no golf) is $150 per person. Table of 10 for dinner and cocktails is $1,200. All checks should be made payable to Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

To download a registration form and brochure, go to www.patchoguerotary.com or www.camppaquatuck.com. Mail the completed form to: Fuoco Memorial Golf Feastival, 4250 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 304 E, Holbrook, NY 11741 or fax it to (631) 467-8261.

For more information about the tournament or additional sponsorship opportunities, call Stephanie Barry at (631) 981-4364 or Steve Fuoco at (631) 650-4032.

For more information about Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, or to make a donation, call (631) 878-1070 or visit www.camppaquatuck.com.

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