Four golf players for Canon Solutions America stand side by side on the Hollow Brook Golf Course.

Charity Golf Event a Hole in One!

Community Based Services, Golfers & Local Businesses come together to raise $35,000 to Benefit Jobs Services for People with Disabilities.

Community Based Services (CBS) hosted a charity golf event on Monday, October 24, at Hollow Brook Golf Club in Cortlandt, NY. The event, which raised $35,000, benefited the CBS Supported Employment program as well as its social enterprise, Good Reasons Dog Treats, which employs people of all abilities. Golfers from local businesses and the surrounding communities enjoyed friendly competition on Westchester County’s most beautiful golf course, as well as gourmet food, Tower Isles Jamaican Patties, raffle prizes, and a silent auction.

A female and male golfer stand outside a golf cart, the man has a golf club in his hand, while another couple sit inside the golf cart. The cart is parked on Hollow Brook Golf club on the green course with fall foliage in the background.
Four stand side by side on the Hollow Brook Golf course in the fall season. They each have a golf club in front of them with their hands resting on the top of the clubs.

Special Guest NY Assemblymember Chris Burdick

New York Assemblymember Chris Burdick also came to support CBS’s mission to help people with disabilities find and maintain competitive employment. Chris expressed his gratitude for employment opportunities for people with disabilities this way:

"As a member of the NYS Assembly Committee for People with Disabilities and Chair of the Subcommittee for Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities, I'm so grateful to see all the impressive work that Community Based Services (CBS) is doing for people with disabilities, especially for those on the spectrum. Meaningful employment makes such a big difference and CBS is helping to change lives.”

New York Assemblymember Chris Burdick speaks at a podium during the CBS Charity Golf dinner at Hollow Brook Golf Club
New York Assenmblymember of District 93 Chris Burdick Addresses Dinner Guests while CEO of CBS Vicki Sylvester (R) and Job Developer Joe Conti (L) look on.

One in Four Americans has a Disability

One in four Americans has a disability and many face barriers to employment. CBS recognizes the need for people to have a customized vocational plan for every person seeking employment. Through the Supported Employment program, CBS offers job skills training and job coaching support in a competitive employment environment. The CBS employment services team has provided reliable workers to Materion, Instacart, Acme, Flory’s and CBS’s social enterprise, and innovative dog treat bakery, Good Reasons.  

“Work gives people purpose and adds meaning to their lives. Our goal is to help as many people as possible find meaningful employment to live fulfilling lives.”

Thank you to Event Sponsors

Sun Chemical logo, red letters on a white background
Blue letters on white background KM Capital Wealth Management

The event would not have been possible without the generous contributions made by Sun Chemical of Peekskill, NY, and KM Capital of Purchase, NY. Contributions and raffle donations from local businesses, inns, and area golf courses made the golf outing a truly exciting experience for all who attended. Job Developer Joe Conti, who organized the event, shared his thanks. 

“Thank you to everyone who joined us on the course and at dinner for our first charity golf event 2022. A special thanks to our major sponsors, donors, players, and volunteers for all your support. Also, a special thanks to White Plains Linen for showcasing Jonathan Robinson, our success story, which we will continue to do at every event.”

L to R: Jonathan Robinson, Nellie Robinson, HR Director White Plains Linen Katherine Spath, CBS Job Developer Joe Conti, and Dan Kaufman of White Plains Linen

The success story highlighted Jonathan Robinson, a worker provided by the Jobs Services team at CBS, who was named Employee of the Month at White Plains Linen. He attended the dinner with his family. 


CBS is dedicated to providing people with autism and other disabilities the best quality of life through residential and community-based opportunities. The agency has been enriching lives, providing jobs, and cultivating dreams for people with disabilities since 1981.  



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