100 Men Come Together to Make a HUGE Impact


 Gaylord Little League representative Mike Perdue with

100 Men Who Care Ambassadors and YAC Members

What kind of impact on the community can 100 men have when they gather together for one hour over  Cops and Donuts coffee and donuts? They can raise $10,000 for local efforts!! On Tuesday, August 15th, men from Otsego County and beyond came together inside the Headwaters Room at Jay’s Sporting Goods, to listen to three members that were randomly drawn give a short presentation. The nominations chosen this year were Ralph Holewinski VFW Post 1518, The Gaylord Little League and Boy Scout of America Troop 1 . Following the presentations, members voted for the organization they felt was most deserving of the $5,000 grand prize and Gaylord Little League received the most votes.

“Gaylord Little League is humbled by their selection as the recipient of the 100 Men Who Care grant through the Otsego County Community Foundation. The funds awarded will be used for immediate improvements to our fields so that we can continue to enhance the experience for our area youth ball players” stated Mike Perdue, representative of Gaylord Little League.

All three of these organizations are volunteer run non-profits that make tremendous impact in the lives of those who live in our community.  The remaining $5,000 was put in the Community Fund of the Otsego County Community Foundations. By supporting the Community Fund, you capitalize on opportunities and sponsor innovative solutions. Established 20 years ago, the Community Fund is a permanent charitable resource that goes through your giving. When you add to the endowment, you help meet the needs of our community today and for years to come.

“So often we hear men say they wish they had more time, more money, more knowledge, 100 Men Who Care breaks down those barriers and each member has a gratifying experience knowing they have truly made a difference in the community they love and with the Community Fund component, that difference isn’t just today or tomorrow, but forever.  That’s powerful.” Said Dana Bensinger, Executive Director of OCCF.


                                 Amanda and YAC members                             100 Men Who Care