Meals on Wheels Take a Swing at Hunger Golf Classic

NEWBURGH – Meals on Wheels (MOW) of Greater Newburgh is hosting its fourth charity golf tournament, “Take a Swing at Hunger,” on Monday, July 22 at the beautiful Powelton Club in Newburgh.All proceeds benefit MOW, whose volunteers deliver hot, nutritious meals to elderly and disabled people in New Windsor and the City and Town of Newburgh.

Tournament Director and MOW Board Member Joe Dirago said, “our tournament goal is to raise $14,000 to provide a free year-long supply of meals for our neediest clients.” The organization is seeking tax-deductible donations to sponsor the event. Corporate and individual donations are welcomed and will be recognized in the event program. Sponsorships range from $100 to $3,000, with in-kind donations for a Silent Auction gladly accepted.

The event features 18 holes of golf at the prestigious Powelton Club, one of the most historic and scenic in the nation. The challenging course hosted the 2023 tournament and is a beautiful venue. “With a scramble format, this will be a fun day for all golfers. Foursome registrations are encouraged, but singles or twosomes are welcome,” said Dirago. “Just register and we will pair you up with a group.”

The final deadline for golf and sponsorships is June 30. In addition to greens fees and cart, the $210 registration fee also includes breakfast, bar cart, cocktail hour, dinner, dessert and prizes. There will be golf prizes for longest men’s and women’s drives; Top Foursomes; and Closest-to-the-Pin holes.

Event day begins with breakfast at 8:30 am, shotgun start at 9:30 am, reception at 2 pm, dinner at 3 pm, followed by the Awards Ceremony, including drawing the winning raffle tickets. To obtain registration or sponsorship forms, go to or email

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