A Heartfelt Thank You: Claydon Classic Golf Tournament Raises $15,000 for Educators of America

A massive thank you to everyone who supported, volunteered, participated, donated, and showed up. What a day.

I am happy to announce that the 2023 Annual Claydon Classic Golf Tournament held on Saturday, July 1st at Rothland Golf Club was a resounding success. On behalf of Educators of America, we are overjoyed to announce that, thanks to the incredible support of our participating golfers, sponsors, volunteers, and donors, we raised a remarkable $15,000 in support of Educators of America. We extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who made this event a triumph for a cause that means so much.

A day of golf, generosity, and more than a couple of bogeys, The Claydon Classic Golf Tournament brought together golf rookies and veterans from near and far, uniting them in their shared passion for the game, their commitment to making a positive impact, and dedication to celebrating the late Ben Claydon. Amidst the gentle breeze, a level of humidity fit for Florida, and enough dog leg turns to begin questioning if you should put the driver away, golfers showcased their skills, hit some marshmallows, and shared laughter and camaraderie throughout the day.

A Shout-Out to Our Amazing Golfers: We extend our sincere thanks to all the golfers who participated in the tournament. Your enthusiasm, sportsmanship, and unwavering support made the event truly special. Your generous contributions not only made a significant financial impact but also demonstrated the power of coming together for a common cause and remembrance. A big kudos to those who showed up dedicated to winning the Best Dressed Foursome.

Gratitude to our Incredible Sponsors: We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to our sponsors who contributed to this event’s success. Your support and commitment to improving education in our communities are truly commendable. Your partnership has helped us make a significant difference in the lives of students and educators alike.

Volunteers, the Backbone of Our Success: A heartfelt thank you goes out to the dedicated volunteers who selflessly gave their time, energy, and expertise to ensure the smooth execution of the tournament. Your hard work and dedication did not go unnoticed. From registration to providing on-course entertainment and beverages, your invaluable assistance made the event memorable and enjoyable for all.

Donors, the Heroes Behind the Scenes: We extend our deepest gratitude to the generous donors who contributed to our fundraising efforts. Your contributions have a direct impact on Educators of America’s initiatives, empowering educators and transforming education for countless students across Western New York and beyond.

Conclusion: The 2023 Annual Claydon Classic Golf Tournament was a remarkable testament to the power of unity, generosity, and community spirit. With the incredible support of our participating golfers, sponsors, volunteers, and donors, we raised a remarkable $15,000 for Educators of America. Your unwavering support has created a lasting impact that will positively influence education for years to come.

Thank you, once again, for your remarkable contributions and for joining us on this meaningful journey. Together, we have made a difference and highlighted the importance of supporting our educators and students. We look forward to your continued support in our future endeavors. A huge round of applause for the costumes this year – especially in the heat and humidity. The commitment is real.

With the biggest heart,

Brett Claydon

Tournament Director / Director of International Development

Educators of America, Inc

Thank you to all of our GivingTuesday donors!

Educators of America would like to take a moment to recognize all of the donors who contributed to our GivingTuesday Fundraiser. With your generosity and kindness, over $2,000 was raised to help provide access to students who are in need of education technology to continue learning in today’s school environment.

In an unprecedented year, the largest global generosity movement reports an unprecedented showing of giving, kindness, and connection by millions of people worldwide. GivingTuesday reports total giving increased from $1.97 billion to $2.47 billion in the United States alone, representing a 25% increase compared to GivingTuesday 2019. Read more here.

It’s in the small acts of generosity that we’re going to put the world back together, not the way it was, but the way we want it to be.

We cannot thank you enough for being part of this movement. 

Thank you Tops Friendly Markets!

A Sponsor of Kids in the Kitchen Mega Raffle

We would like to thank Tops Friendly Markets and their incredibly generous Tops in Education program for being the sponsor of the upcoming Kids in the Kitchen Mega Raffle!

Tops Friendly Markets, a Buffalo-based supermarket company with operations in New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, has been a longtime community supporter since 1962. Expanding upon their generosity and local involvement, Tops created the Tops in Education Program to help schools procure the resources and equipment they need to improve student achievement and engagement.

What is the Tops in Education Program?

The Tops in Education Program encourages Tops BonusPlus® shoppers to select their local schools (up to three) and by purchasing specific product brands, Tops contributes 5% of the purchase to the school(s) the shopper has chosen! As a shopper purchases more, the higher amount Tops will donate to selected schools.

Over the past 7 years, Tops has donated more than 1 MILLION DOLLARS to local schools through Tops in Education. Tops in Education is a program that makes it easier to get additional money for school improvements and school programs such as extracurriculars and sports.

Here’s how it works: 

1. Register your Tops BonusPlus®
2. Select your school(s) of choice (grades K-12) from the list of schools that have registered (you may select up to three schools). 
3. Purchase participating TOPS Brand, Full Circle, TopCare®, Tippy Toes, Paws, Pure Harmony, Simply Done, Culinary Tours, That’s Smart, and Best Yet® products with your Tops BonusPlus® throughout the 2019-2020 Tops in Education program year. 
4.  Tops contribute up to 5% of your purchase to the school(s) you have chosen. The more you shop, the higher the percentage we donate! 

For more information on the Tops in Education program, please click here!