Students To Accept PGA TOUR Donation for “SUNY’s Got Your Back” at The Barclays

August 22, 2016

PGA Golfers & Wives will Help Prepare 5,000 Comfort Bags to Support Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Farmingdale, NY – State University of New York representatives and students from Farmingdale State College and SUNY Old Westbury will accept a donation from the PGA TOUR for the “SUNY’s Got Your Back” program Wednesday at The Barclays.

They will be joined by professional golfers as well as volunteers from the PGA TOUR Wives Association, New York State Police, the state Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, the state Office of Victim Services, and the state Office of Campus Safety to assemble 5,000 comfort bags that will support victims of domestic and sexual violence from throughout New York.

Media availability at The Barclays will be held as follows:

Date:         Wednesday, Aug. 24
Time:         10 a.m. – Noon
Bethpage State Park – Inside Main Gate
99 Quaker Meeting House Rd    
Farmingdale, NY

About SUNY’S Got Your Back

Every day, men, women, and children seek assistance from rape crisis and domestic violence shelters across New York State, often with little more than the clothes they are wearing. Through a statewide partnership between SUNY, the New York State Police, and several state agencies, “SUNY’s Got Your Back” provides ongoing support for these individuals while also ensuring that more of the money shelters and other response organizations have can be spent on critical support and services. For more information about the program, visit

About the State University of New York
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, and more than 95 percent of all New Yorkers live within 30 miles of any one of SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities. Across the system, SUNY has four academic health centers, five hospitals, four medical schools, two dental schools, a law school, the country’s oldest school of maritime, the state’s only college of optometry, and manages one US Department of Energy National Laboratory. In total, SUNY serves about 1.4 million students amongst its entire portfolio of credit- and non-credit-bearing courses and programs, continuing education, and community outreach programs. SUNY oversees nearly a quarter of academic research in New York. Research expenditures system-wide are nearly $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2023, including significant contributions from students and faculty. There are more than three million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunities, visit

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