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1st Annual God’s Love Open (GLO)

The inaugural God’s Love Open (GLO) on Monday, August 14, was a smashing success with guests putting “friend” in “friendly competition” playing golf, tennis, and pickleball in support of God’s Love. Special gratitude goes out to our hosts John Idol, Michael Anthony, and Roberta Graves, our special guest Austin Eckroat, participants,and sponsors!

On Monday, August 14thGod’s Love We Deliver – NYC’s only provider of medically tailored meals for individuals living with illness – hosted GLO at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York. The all-day event featured exciting golf, tennis, and pickleball competitions with guests enjoying curated bites inspired by the world-renowned Gramercy Tavern. Drink sponsors Pursued by Bear and Tito’s Handmade Vodka kept the beverages flowing along the courses, courts, and at the clubhouse.

After the contests ended, guests mixed and mingled at a reception where God’s Love President & CEO David Ludwigson gave remarks on the importance of medically tailored meals and thanked guests for being a part of a meaningful community of supporters.

“We are thrilled to launch our inaugural God’s Love Open (GLO) with the great support of Roberta Graves, Chef Mike Anthony, John Idol, Jim Halpin, James Palazza, and all of our sponsors and guests,” said God’s Love We Deliver President & CEO David Ludwigson. “With meal numbers up 30% from last year and showing no sign of slowing down, an event like GLO raises critical awareness and funds to support our mission. It’s been a fun day that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of our clients and their families.”

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“I am so proud to have played this sport I love in support of the organization God’s Love We Deliver,” said Professional Golfer on the PGA Tour and Michael Kors Golf ambassador Austin Eckroat.

“The work God’s Love does to care for New Yorkers in need of medically tailored nutrition is truly life-saving and life-changing,” said event co-host Roberta Graves. “It’s been an honor to put the ‘friend’ in friendly competition in support of God’s Love We Deliver.”

In an auction led by actor Erich Bergen, guests bid on fantastic prizes and sponsored program items for God’s Love clients.

The evening ended with an awards ceremony presented by Austin Eckroat and Chairman and CEO of Capri Holdings Limited John Idol. The event raised critical funds for God’s Love that will allow us to continue to reach all those who need us.

Special Thanks

Special Guest: Austin Eckroat
Co-Hosts: John Idol, Michael Anthony, and Roberta Graves
Event Presenters: Michael Kors, Inc, Dena & Sam Lombardo, and DK Display Corp.
Committee: Jim Halpin, Tao He-Covello, Esq., Alexandra Idol, Dena Lombardo, James Palazza, and Andrew Stone
Sponsors: Delta Air Lines, Pursued by Bear Wine, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Idol Family Foundation, PEPE Auto Group, Gramercy Tavern, Citrone Thirty-Three, Industry City, La Roche-Posay, Mets, Supergoop!, I. Halper Paper & Supplies, McKissack &  McKissack, New York Post, Platinum, Inc., Prime Food Distributors, Inc., and Seaport Global
Celebrity Participants: Aaron Tveit, Christopher Jackson, Erich Bergen, Josh Charles, Richard Kind, Victoria Arlen, Victoria Brito, and Zeeko Zaki
Supporters: Alfredo Paredes, Claudia Wagner, Cynthia & Robert Citrone, David Lawenda, David Terveen, Dena Lombardo, Edmondo Schwartz, Jeffrey L. Jackman, Jens Audenaert, JRM Construction Management, Lend Lease,  Platinum Inc., and more.
Venue: Westchester Country Club

Photos by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan. See more photos in our Facebook album.

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