New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning hosted a Guiding Eyes for the Blind sponsor party at Mulino’s in White Plains this month.
For the eighth year in a row, Manning hosted the Guiding Eyes Golf Classic. The organization provides guide dogs— free of charge—to visually impaired men and women as well as trained service dogs to children with autism. With over $8 million raised, they have helped families all around the world by providing not only safety, but the companionship a dog can provide.
“Since I’ve been a part of this, I’ve learned so much about how these dogs affect lives,” Manning said. “Every year, I listen to people tell their story about how they’re able to accomplish so much more, and to fulfill so many different talents in their lives because of having guide dogs—that’s been very rewarding for me.”
The Golf Classic is an event where the top fourteen blind golfers from around the nation compete for the Corcoran Cup. The two-day event is held at the Mount Kisco Country Club and the Fairview Country Club in Greenwich, Connecticut. Manning greets golfers during the day and attends the cocktail and dinner receptions in the evening. On June 9, golfers are given the chance to golf blindfolded to experience the challenge of being a blind golfer.