Over 458 pounds of food and $1,800 raised for the Center’s Food Pantry

February 8, 2016

 

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. (January 30, 2016) – Diamond Properties and Diamond Hospitality Group shared the spirit of the holiday season by taking part in a fundraiser to support the Community Center of Northern Westchester.

 

Last month, the Mount Kisco companies participated in a holiday fundraiser at Grand Prix New York (GPNY). Along with eight other companies, the groups came together to collect canned goods and raise much needed funds for the Community Center’s Food Pantry.

 

The local businesses took part in the 2015 Holiday Party and Food Drive at GPNY in Mount Kisco, collecting 459 pounds of food and raised $1,845 in cash donations. The event featured a live broadcast of “The Clubhouse” sports radio show on WGCH-AM 1490. PGA Pro Brian Crowell and Mark Jeffers hosted a two-hour Clubhouse Holiday Special live from GPNY.

 

“We were happy to team up with the local business community and bring some holiday cheer to those in need,” Mark E. Blandford, Senior Vice President of Diamond Properties, said. “It was a wonderful event for a really important cause.”

 

Nat Mundy, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Diamond Hospitality Group, agreed. “Throughout the year, it’s important for our company to give something back to the community on a consistent basis. The holiday party helped raise critical donations for families in need.”

 

Holiday Party sponsors included: Corporate Audio Visual Services, Gerety Building and Restoration, Grand Prix New York, Home Green Advantage, Pow’r Against Tobacco, Tompkins Excavating, WGCH, and 2undr.

 

“The Community Center is very grateful for the wonderful support from all of the sponsors. These donations of food and funds help the Community Center fulfill its mission of alleviating hunger in our community,” said Sherry Wolf, the Center’s Executive Director.

 

Co-host Brian Crowell said he loves taking part in the live radio broadcast each holiday season.

 

“The annual “Christmas Spectacular” has greater purpose, and it’s by far our favorite show of the year,” Crowell said. “This episode is really an event designed to get our family, friends and supporters together and help gather food, and raise money and awareness for the Community Center of Northern Westchester.”

 

“The area businesses and our local community once again generously supported the food drive,” added Clubhouse Co-host Mark Jeffers. “It was a great night for a great cause.”

About Diamond Properties

Diamond Properties is commercial real estate business located in Mount Kisco, New York that focuses on the acquisition of commercial properties with potential for substantial improvement through hands-on property management, market repositioning, and capital upgrades. Since Diamond Properties was founded in 1993, they’ve acquired 58 properties, including office, warehouse, retail, residential, and land in 5 states, and they currently own 44 of those properties, totaling in excess of 3,700,000 square feet. They continue to pursue an intense capital improvement and leasing program that, when combined with quality-driven customer service, has enabled them to deliver consistently high tenant satisfaction and lease renewal rates. For more information about Diamond Properties, visit their website at www.diamondproperties.com. For information on current space availabilities, call Mark Blandford at 914-773-6242 or email mblan@dpmgt.com.

 

About Diamond Hospitality Group

Diamond Hospitality Group is the hospitality and entertainment division of Diamond Properties, a commercial real estate investment and management company based in Mount Kisco, NY. Focused on delivery of unique, high-quality entertainment experiences for consumers and businesses, DHG includes Grand Prix New York Racing, Spins Bowl Entertainment Group, Kirby Hill Farm, and La Quinta Inn & Suites.  DHG also recently acquired the Charles Point Marina complex in Peekskill, which will be renovated into an entertainment dining facility alongside the marina.

 

Grand Prix New York Racing (GPNY) is the only large indoor racing, social entertainment, and corporate event venue in the New York City-metro area. The 118,000-square-foot Mount Kisco facility offers a quarter-mile-long, state-of-the-art racetrack; Spins Bowl, a 19-lane bowling center and special events space; the Art Garage, a visual arts studio; Fuel restaurant and bar; arcade, banquet facility, conference rooms, and more.

Spins Bowl Entertainment Group includes a growing portfolio of family entertainment centers.  There are currently four Spins Bowl locations, with two additional ones in development, and plans to add several additional locations to the growing chain in 2016.  Spins Bowl Poughkeepsie is the most recently renovated location, and features a 50,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility with xx bowling lanes, including 8 VIP lanes, a 4,000-square-foot laser tag arena, a 4,000-square-foot redemption arcade, and a bar and lounge, and is the premier entertainment and private event venue in the Hudson Valley.

 

Kirby Hill Farm is a modern 5-star equestrian facility in Pawling, New York that provides horse enthusiasts with the finest boarding, training and recreational options, as well as being a beautiful wedding and special events location for intimate events and large formal affairs. It hosts a wide range of activities – including riding, clay shooting and off road vehicle training– to keep guests engaged and entertained.

 

Danbury La Quinta Inn & Suites, located in Danbury, CT, was awarded the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and was also a recipient of the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame award which is given to hotels earning the Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years. The hotel features amenities to meet every guest’s needs, including a 24-hour business center, seasonal outdoor saltwater pool and Jacuzzi, 24-hour fitness room, a 24-hour guest laundry, and meeting facilities that can accommodate up to 50 guests.

 

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