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New Horizons Resources 40th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament Was Held on May 9th 2024

On May 9th, NHR held its 40th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament at the Powelton Club in Newburgh, NY. The golfers enjoyed a wonderful day of golf while supporting the work of New Horizons Resources. The first-place finishers were Paul Derumo, Steve Phillip, Adrian Ponce and Wagner Wally. The second-place foursome were Steve Alvarado, Danny Eljamal, Danny Frank and Tariq Khan. The third-place finishers were John Cina, Dennis Dervin, Joe Velletri and Schuyler Woods. The event concluded with a cocktail hour and dinner, musical entertainment provided by people NHR supports and staff and a raffle drawing. Our golf tournament was made possible by the generosity of the sponsors listed below as well as the donations of local businesses and individuals that follow.

Save the date for the 41st Annual Invitational Golf Tournament to be held at the Powelton Club on Monday, May 5, 2025!

NHR is grateful to the following corporate and individual sponsors who helped to make our 40th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament possible.

ACE Sponsors

Eagle Sponsors

Birdie Sponsors

Par Sponsors

Flag Sponsors

Hole Sponsors

NHR is grateful to the following businesses and individuals who donated raffle items for our 40th Annual Invitational Golf Tournament.


84 Diner

21 Burgers & Wings

Adams Fairacre Farms

Arlington Wine & Liquor

Bagel World
Wappingers Falls

Blue Stone Roasting Co.

Canvas and Clothier
27 Garden St.

Country Corners Deli & Pizzeria

Hyde Park


Cotter’s Valley Wine & Liquors


Emy Delights & Bites
Rte. 9, Hyde Park

Eveready Diner
Hyde Park

Falafel Town

freddy b
East Dale

Gino’s Italian Restaurant
Wappingers Falls

Kelly’s Bakery

Key Food

Krause’s Chocolates

Lilly’s Natural Pet Store

La Deliziosa Italian Pastry Shop

Liquorama Wine Cellars
Hyde Park

Live & Free Dye Salon

Los Hornitos Bakery
Route 9 Wappingers Falls

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Palace Diner

Panera Bread
712 Dutchess Tpk, Poughkeepsie

Pomodoro Pizza Cafe

Prestige Car Wash
Hopewell Jct.

Publick House 23

Royal Carting

Sal’s Place


Simply Gourmet
399 Manchester Rd

Stop & Shop
Hyde Park

Stewart’s Shops
Pleasant Valley

Styles by Maureen Salon
Pleasant Valley

The Daily Planet Diner

Viscount Wines & Liquor
Wappingers Falls

Vidl Barber Shop
89 Main St, Ste 204

The Bar on West & Main

Brendon & Loray McGahan

Cheri Galindo

Deborah Letus

Diane Capizzuto

Dorothy Denunzio

Linda Milroy

Lisa Seligman

Nancy Slauson

Samuel Laganaro & David Tanguay

Sandi & Aaron Swan

Teena Hall

Margaret Laurendeau

Elston Howard and NHR


Forty years ago, in May of 1984, NHR held its first invitational golf tournament. The tournament was named the Elston Howard Golf Classic to honor the memory of Elston Howard who died in 1980. Elston Howard was an American professional baseball player. He played in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball. A 12 time All-Star, he for played the Kansas City Monarchs, the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. In 1955, he became the first African American player on the Yankees roster.

So, why did NHR honor Elston Howard? Apart from his fame as a professional baseball player, Elston Howard was one of NHR’s founders and a former Board member!

He and his wife Arlene Howard were very active in the establishment and development of NHR from our beginning in 1974. They helped to organize several fundraisers including the Yankee Pinch Hitters and Blass…T! – a Bill Blass fashion show sponsored by the New York Yankees and John Revson. At the awards dinner following that first golf tournament, Arlene Howard was presented with a Founder’s Award for her outstanding service and dedication to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In accepting the award, Mrs. Howard stated “Elston would have been proud to see the work you have done. I know I’m proud for you.”

NHR is proud of and grateful to both Elston and Arlene Howard for their role in helping to bring NHR into being and inspiring us by their dedication to our mission.

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