PMDA Golf Outing Raises $5,000 for Charity

PMDA Golf Outing Raises $5,000 for Charity


The PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA) held their 61st annual golf outing on June 6th on a glorious sunny day at the North Hempstead Country Club in Port Washington, New York.

For the first time, the outing was aimed at raising funds for two important charities: the American Red Cross Japan Relief Fund, which has been channeling funds to the victims of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami; and Rehabilitation Through Photography, a 70-year-old organization that provides photography instruction and programs to the physically and emotionally challenged, the elderly, at-risk youth, the economically disadvantaged, the homeless and the visually impaired. 

Close to 100 participants from the imaging industry joined the outing, which included 18 holes of golf and an impressive steak and lobster dinner. A myriad of golf prizes were awarded to teams and individuals, and many who attended contributed to the fundraising efforts through the purchase of raffle boxes for an impressive array of prizes.

“The industry not only came out to play golf this year but also saw the opportunity to give back to these two important efforts,” said Joellyn Gray, president of the PMDA and director of Marketing at Fujifilm North America Corporation. “People were more than willing to reach into their pockets to show their support to both the earthquake victims and for the great work that the RTP organization does every day.”

At the end of the day, the PMDA was able to present a check of $3,000 to the Japan Relief Fund, and a check for $2,000 to the RTP organization (