Each year, the Pathfinder Village Foundation organizes three fundraisers in support of its scholarship program, which is vital to Pathfinder Village residents and students. The Pathfinder Village-Baseball Hall of Fame Golf Invitational, the Chobani Tennis Classic, and the Chobani Juniors Tennis Classic traditionally start the Tuesday after Labor Day in Cooperstown, NY, at the beautiful lakeside settings of the Leatherstocking Golf Course and the Cooperstown Country Club.
Annually, these events raise over $60,000 to assist residents and students with tuition charges to help them continue on their paths of growth and independence, as they realize the
benefits of community. In 2019, these events will take place starting Tuesday, September 3; please click on the sections below to learn more about our fun events that provide meaningful assistance to Pathfinder families.
Pathfinder Village-Baseball Hall of Fame
With roots going back to 1982, the Pathfinder Village-Baseball Hall of Fame Golf Invitational features teams of four amateurs playing a two-best ball round at the renowned Leatherstocking Golf Course. Hosted by the incomparable The Otesaga Resort Hotel, and with Presenting Sponsor NBT Bank, and Corporate Sponsor Coca-Cola Bottling of Northern New England, the tournament features challenges and camaraderie at the pristine lakeside golf course. The tournament fun continues into the evening with a lakeside reception and the awards banquet at the historic hotel’s Dining Room, which features a keynote by a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Chobani Tennis Classic
The Chobani Tennis Classic was started in 2009 to complement the Golf Invitational, and features a mixed doubles round-robin format for 32 players in two flights. Each year it attracts players from throughout the country and is considered the region’s preeminent charitable tennis tournament. With Chobani, America's largest yogurt maker, as Title Sponsor the tournament is organized by a volunteer committee chaired by Bob and Patricia Hanft.
Chobani Juniors Tennis Classic
In 2015, the Tennis Committee started a new tournament for young players, the Chobani Juniors Tennis Classic, also generously sponsored by Chobani, which provides opportunities for friendly competition for children, ages 7 to 18. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available for this popular event which is focused on fair play and sportsmanship. The event is chaired by Charlie Kieler and Jeanette Weldon.