14th Annual Business Council Member Golf Classic


July 19, 2022

The Otesaga Resort Hotel
National Baseball Hall of Fame
Cooperstown


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About

Join fellow golf and baseball enthusiasts for The Business Council’s 14th Annual Member Golf Classic! Attendees will experience unrivaled play on the beautiful Leatherstocking Golf Course, the world-class hospitality of The Otesaga Resort Hotel, mingle with our former professional baseball player, and experience American history at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, all in Cooperstown, New York.

Following a day of golf, competition and camaraderie, relax and network at The Otesaga during our awards dinner. Then, join our state’s business leaders on a quaint trolley ride from The Otesaga to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. There, you will be treated to a first-class dessert reception, private access to the Hall of Fame Gallery, and hear from our guest of honor, Goose Gossage!

Guest of Honor

Richard Michael "Goose" Gossage (born July 5, 1951, in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is a former right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played 22 seasons from 1972 to 1994, for nine different teams, spending his best years with the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres.  The nickname "Goose" is a play on his surname.  Although otherwise known as "Rich" in popular media, to himself and his friends he goes by "Rick".
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he was one of the earliest manifestations of the dominating modern closer, with wild facial hair and a gruff demeanor to go along with his blistering fastball.  He led the American League in saves three times and was runner up twice; by the end of the 1987 season, he ranked second in major league history in career saves, trailing only Rollie Fingers, although by the end of his career his final total of 310 had slipped to fourth all-time.  When he retired, he also ranked third in major league history in career games pitched (1,002), and he remains third in wins in relief (115) and innings pitched in relief (1,556); his 1,502 strikeouts place him behind only Hoyt Wilhelm among pitchers who primarily pitched in relief.
Gossage is the career leader in blown saves (112), three more than Rollie Fingers.  From 1977 through 1983, he never recorded an earned run average over 2.62, including a mark of 0.77 in 1981, and in 1980, he finished third in AL voting for both the MVP Award and Cy Young Award as the Yankees won a division title.
Respected for his impact in crucial games, he recorded the final out to clinch a division, league, or World Series title seven times.  His eight All-Star selections as a reliever were a record until Mariano Rivera passed him in 2008; he was also selected once as a starting pitcher.  He now works in broadcasting.  He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008. 
Gossage lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife Corna, and is active in the community promoting and sponsoring youth sports.  His three sons Jeff, Keith and Todd also live in Colorado and enjoy hunting, fishing and golf with their dad.  In 1995, the City of Colorado Springs dedicated the Rich "Goose" Gossage Youth Sports Complex, which features five fields for youth baseball and softball competition. Visit www.goosegossage.com

goose gossage

Schedule of Events

10:30 a.m.
Registration | Leatherstocking Golf Course
11:30 a.m.
Lunch | Clubhouse Patio
12:30 p.m.
Shotgun Start (scramble format)
6:00 p.m.
Networking 
Dinner | The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Dessert Reception | Baseball Hall of Fame
Featuring Goose Gossage

Registration and Package Information

Fees and Packages Before 7/12/22 After 7/12/22
Single Golfer / Member $375 $425
Single Golfer / Non-Member $475 $525
Dinner Only (limited space) $175 $200
Foursome $1,475 $1,575
Bogey - Foursome, Tee & Flag $1,850 $1,950

Price includes lunch, greens fees, carts, pre, and post-dinner receptions, dinner, plus on course contests and more!
REGISTER HERE

Cancellation Policy: 

Cancellations are subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds after Tuesday, July 12. In the event of rain, evening events will still be held.

Sponsorship Opportunities

From tee signs to scorecards, from trolleys to ice cream – there’s something for everyone when it comes to sponsorship opportunities this year. Our diverse menu of sponsorships provides you with a plethora of opportunities to give your business tremendous exposure. Put your name and logo on all the golf carts or even the souvenir photo frames!

Take advantage of the Bogey-Foursome discount and get a tee sign and flag. Foursome discount includes lunch, carts, greens fees, and evening events for all four golfers. Bring your clients or colleagues.

Our members come from all across the state and represent all industries. No other organization gives you the opportunity to spend time with the caliber of members that we do. Whether it’s lunch, photos, wine at dinner, or the transportation to the Hall of Fame, your sponsorship matters and makes a big impact.

BECOME A SPONSOR

Evening with TBA
Sit with our guest of honor and be recognized at our awards dinner. Introduce the guest of honor at the dessert reception.

$7,500

Dinner Sponsor
Recognition as a sponsor of Dinner. Opportunity to sit with our guest of honor at the awards dinner.

SOLD OUT

Lunch
All guests will thank you for providing them with lunch before they hit the links.

$4,000

Beverage Cart
Cold beverages on the course are a major part of any productive round of golf!

$3,500

Photo Booth
Help golfers capture lasting memories by sponsoring our photo booth!

$3,000

Dinner Slide Show
Everyone will see your logo while looking for their pictures from the day!

$3,000

Reception
Recognition as a sponsor for the Networking Reception. (co-sponsorship)

$2,500

Scorecards
Everyone will have a scorecard in their cart all day, why not go along for the ride?

$2,500

Wine @ Dinner
After a long day on the course, guests will unwind with a nice glass of wine thanks to you.

$2,500

Ben & Jerry's
What better way to help everyone cool down than by providing them with ice cream on the course?

SOLD OUT

Promotional Giveaway
Give each golfer a special gift with your logo! Golf towels or golf balls are just a few ideas that every golfer will love getting.

$2,000

Golf Carts
Your logo front and center on every golf cart used throughout the tournament. 

SOLD OUT

Hydration Station
When guests need a drink of water before hitting the links, it's your logo they'll see.

$2,000

Registration Tent
Every guest has to check-in! Great way for your company to get solid exposure.

SOLD OUT

Trolley
Be our transportation sponsor as we head to and from the Hall of Fame after dinner. 

$1,500

1st or 10th Flag or Tee Sign
The 1st & 10th greens are an ideal place to display your logo!

$400

Tee Sign
Your logo will be featured on the tee box (Exact hole TBD). 

$350

Flag
Your logo will wave proudly in the wind on one of the Leatherstocking's beautiful greens.

$350

Have a sponsorship idea or question? Contact Maribeth Riley for more information.

Hotel Information

The Otesaga Resort Hotel

60 Lake St.
Cooperstown, NY 13326
  • Please call the Reservations Office 866-494-0085 daily 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (hours subject to change). To get the special rate you must mention the Business Council and the dates.
  • Or you may reserve your room online at www.otesaga.com and use group code 3490718. Please note this code is only to be used online and not when calling in.
  • You may also reserve a room by using the  Hotel Reservation Form.
  • Hotel reservation deadline is Saturday, June 18, 2022

Hotel Cancellation Policy: 
Cancellations between the booking date and 3 days prior to arrival will incur a $55 administrative fee per room. Failure to arrive on the confirmed arrival date will result in the cancellation of your entire stay and the forfeiture of your deposit. Cancellations or changes made within 3 days of arrival will result in deposit forfeiture. 

Questions?

Contact Maribeth Riley at [email protected] or 800.358.1202

Register early and make your hotel reservations. We expect to sell out!

Our Sponsors

SPONSORS        
charter communications logo Hodgson Russ LLP national fuel logo key bank logo goldberg segalla
BOGEY SPONSORS            
CHA Logo crowne plaza logo Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. logo kph logo SOUTHERN TIER INSULATIONS LOGO ups logo US light energy logo
TEE & FLAG SPONSOR
Hodgson Russ LLP