CMEE Raises Over $115K

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Children’s Museum of the East End announced its annual golf outing was the most successful in the event’s history. Held at the historic Maidstone Club in East Hampton on September 19, the sold-out fundraiser raised more than $115,000. The money will support the museum’s outreach efforts to bring family programming to underserved communities throughout the East End.

“We’re grateful to the Maidstone for sharing their beautiful club with the museum. It demonstrates their commitment to the vital work we do for families here on the East End,” said museum president Steve Long. “I also need to personally thank Foray Golf. Their sponsorship of the event was instrumental in making this year’s outing our most successful ever.”

In addition to an afternoon enjoying the Maidstone’s course, players were treated to a live auction featuring golf packages to visit some of the best courses the East End has to offer, like The Bridge Golf Club in Bridgehampton, Sebonack Golf Club in Tuckahoe, and East Hampton Golf Club.

“We could not have asked for better weather. It was the perfect day for the event,” said Lara Sweeney, CMEE’s director of development. “The players definitely took advantage of the conditions. There were some terrific scores that impressed even the club’s pros.”

CMEE is one of the most visited museums in Eastern Long Island, and welcomes more than 75,000 visitors annually. The museum opened in 2005 and offers over 7000 square feet of interactive, hands-on exhibits, classrooms, and performance space. CMEE’s mission is “to spark imagination and foster learning for children of all backgrounds and abilities, and to build strong connections within the East End community by providing playful experiences.” For more information, visit

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