STAFF REPORT • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com
On the 30th anniversary of his Hall of Fame induction, Fergie Jenkins will return to the Cooperstown area in support of some long-time Central New York friends.
Jenkins will serve as the celebrity host for the Pathfinder Village Baseball Hall of Fame Golf Invitational on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at the Leatherstocking Golf Course in Cooperstown.
As the master of ceremonies, Jenkins — a 1991 Hall of Fame inductee who won 284 games and the 1971 National League Cy Young Award over a 19-year big league career with the Phillies, Cubs, Rangers and Red Sox — will finish the 18th hole with each participant at the Wednesday, Sept. 15 event and serve as the speaker at that evening’s fundraiser dinner.
The Pathfinder Village-Baseball Hall of Fame Golf Invitational will begin with a noon shotgun start and features a chance to win team prizes worth more than $6,500, with amateur foursomes playing a two-best ball round on one of the Northeast’s most storied courses.
For more information go to pathfindervillage.org/get-involved/tournaments/golf-tournament.
Proceeds from the event benefit Pathfinder Village located in nearby Edmeston, a residential community dedicated to children and adults with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. Golf events have been the major source for scholarship funds for Pathfinder residents and students since 1982 and directly help the Village’s 90-plus residents and students. More than $2.7 million has been raised for Pathfinder Village through the years.