37th Annual R. Brinkley Smithers Golf Invitational raises funds to expand Substance Abuse Prevention Programs & Counseling

On October 3rd LICADD hosted it’s landmark charity tournament. Over 120 golfers had their choice of teeing off at two premier Long Island courses; Meadow Brook & Piping Rock Clubs. The perfect weather set the stage to raise awareness and funds for the important work of LICADD.

Named for LICADD Founder, R. Brinkley Smithers, the tournament raised over $245,000 to ensure that the services LICADD provides – screening, intervention and referral services, recovery support, prevention education, Employee Assistance Program & mentoring – all remain accessible to individuals and families who are most affected by drug and alcohol abuse on Long Island.

Event Co-Chairs, Michael Brennan, Bill Baum, and Jeffery Capazzi agree on the appeal of the R. Brinkley Smithers tournament. Remarks Event Co-Chair & LICADD Board Chair, Michael Brennan, “R. Brinkley Smithers has earned a reputation as one of Long Island’s most popular charity golf tournaments – how fitting that it is dedicated to raising critical funds at the height of a national drug crisis with Long Island being especially hard hit.”

“This was not your run-of-the-mill golf tournament,” explained Executive Director Steve Chassman, LCSW, CASAC (Email), LCSW, CASAC. “It was an opportunity to raise funds so LICADD can continue to provide hope and healing to at-risk individuals and the families who support them.”