7th Annual Cross Classic at Sebonack

October 11 - October 13, 2023

Freedom from Darkness

Join us for the golf experience of a lifetime, transforming the lives of children living in indentured servitude in Haiti.

October 11 - October 13, 2023

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Welcome to our 7th annual Cross Classic at Sebonack

A Personal Invitation From Michael Pascucci

It is my honor to host the 7th Annual Cross Classic at Sebonack tournament at our Sebonack Golf Club. The previous six events have been wonderful successes.

Sebonack is such a beautiful course. We’re proud of what we offer to our community of golfers, and as I have been each year, I’m thrilled to be part of this wonderful tournament. Together, we will help the most vulnerable children in Haiti, giving them hope for a fruitful future.

Together, we have the rare opportunity to change lives, and your participation in the Cross Classic at Sebonack event will bring much needed support. This includes food, education, clean water, safe homes, spiritual guidance, and opportunity for a self-sustaining future to the most vulnerable. You will bring hope for a bright future.

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Please know that the few days you spend with us at Sebonack will be filled with fun, camaraderie and lasting memories. But more importantly, it will provide the support needed for life-changing, sustainable futures for at-risk children and their families in Haiti.

Thank you so much for supporting my friends at Cross International.

See you on the links!

Michael Pascucci 

Sponsors

Michael Pascucci and the Pascucci Family

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The Event

For the seventh time, Sebonack Golf Club and Cross International are partnering to offer two days of unparalleled golf, food, fun and fellowship at one of the world’s most exclusive golf venues – Sebonack Golf Club in the Hamptons – to transform the lives of many of the world’s most vulnerable children.

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The event is limited to 24 players and includes two rounds of golf, two nights of luxury Southampton accommodations, 5-star meals, and refreshments.  Golf dates are Wednesday, October 11 (a practice round) and Thursday, October 12 (Shamble). The event will conclude after breakfast on Friday, October 13.

Sebonack Golf Club and the Pascucci family will provide the special venue and, with our sponsors, will generously cover the expenses so that all golf donations will help lift children in Haiti out of poverty so they can thrive

At Cross International we empower the Body of Christ to transform the poor and their communities, physically and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. You can help us bring nutritious food, clean water, safe shelter, education, health care and economic opportunity to families in the world’s most impoverished communities.

Our goal for this year’s Cross Classic at Sebonack is to provide much needed food for over 800 children and also, provide a Christian education for over 490 restavek children who are living in indentured servitude in Haiti. Together we can ensure that these children will receive the care and hope they so desperately need to thrive.

You’ll learn more about Cross International here and on our website. Our hope is that through this event you will come to know the precious children we serve and prayerfully consider how God can use you to change their lives.

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Please share this invitation to Sebonack with your spouse, your friends, and business associates – and join us to make the 7th Annual Cross Classic at Sebonack one of the most memorable events of 2023.  You’ll have the golf experience of a lifetime while transforming the lives of children in Haiti!

I look forward to seeing you on the course – warm regards,

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Kelly Miller
President & CEO

The venue

Sebonack Golf Club is situated on 300 waterfront acres in Southampton, New York, adjacent to the National Golf Links of America and Shinnecock Hills Country Club, on land that seems to have been destined to become one of the world’s great courses.
The Sebonack links feature panoramic views of Long Island’s Great Peconic Bay and Cold Spring Pond.
The visual impact of the water vistas competes for the golfer’s eye with the rolling fairways, expansive bunkers, sweeping dunes,
and undulating greens that present tricky swales and burrows. This extraordinary setting attracts a strictly limited and elite membership.
The Club’s beautiful facilities are an expression of founder Michael Pascucci’s personal vision.
He recruited Jack Nicklaus and Tom Doak to design a course that is both championship-caliber and environmentally friendly.
Their contrasting styles, combined with the natural contours and features of the land, created a unique look and a course that provides a strong golfing challenge for players of all calibers.
The striking hilltop shingle-style clubhouse provides an impressive traditional Long Island estate setting for any event.
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The cause

As privileged as we all are to gather at a venue like Sebonack for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the real privilege is to be able to reach out to innocent boys and girls who – for no fault of their own – just happened to be born into extreme poverty. 

By participating in the 7th Annual Cross Classic at Sebonack, you will be meeting the urgent needs of children living in indentured servitude in Haiti through Cross International’s Thriving Kids Initiative.

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There are many orphans in Haiti, and child trafficking is a tragic reality. Other problems abound including malnutrition, lack of education, limited access to medical care, and much more. But one particular situation that many Haitian children face is, if not endemic to Haiti, still so common that they have a special word for it — restavèk. The word restavèk literally means “to stay with” in Creole, but the reality behind the word is far more sinister.

The word restavèk refers to a child that lives with a family that is not their own. The child may be an orphan, or, more commonly, their parents simply cannot afford to support them. They are sent to live with another family to do household chores in exchange for meals, shelter, and, hopefully, the chance to go to school. Unfortunately, all too often, the truth is that restavèk is just another word for slavery.

Their Thriving Future

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Won’t you join us?

Working with local partners, Cross International is reaching out with nutritious food and the opportunity for restavèk kids in Haiti to receive a quality, Christian education for hope and opportunity in life. With the support of compassionate believers like you, we are showing them God’s love every day. But we need your help to reach more of these precious young ones!

“We believe that for children to thrive, they need a stable family, strong community, and Christ-centered faith.”

Kelly Miller – President & CEO of Cross International

Won’t you join us?

Working with local partners, Cross International is reaching out with nutritious food and the opportunity for restavèk kids in Haiti to receive a quality, Christian education for hope and opportunity in life. With the support of compassionate believers like you, we are showing them God’s love every day. But we need your help to reach more of these precious young ones!

“We believe that for children to thrive, they need a stable family, strong community, and Christ-centered faith.”

Kelly Miller – President & CEO of Cross International

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

The 7th Annual Cross Classic at Sebonack is an exclusive event for 24 golfers and is filled on a first come, first served basis.
Note: non-playing spouses are invited to attend at no extra charge.

PLAYER DONATIONS
YOUR PLAYER DONATION
YOU WILL RECEIVE
WHEN YOUR REGISTRATION IS DUE

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

PRESENTING SPONSOR ($60,000)
GOLD SPONSOR ($30,000)
SILVER SPONSOR ($15,000)
BRONZE SPONSOR ($8,000)

For more information about these sponsorship opportunities, please contact us using this form, or call Marie White at 800-391-8545 

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Attire

It is expected that guests dress in a fashion befitting the surroundings and atmosphere provided in the setting of the Club. Please notify your guests of the following policies. 

Proper golf attire is required for all players. This dress code policy applies to every area of the Club with the exception of the privacy of the Golf Cottages. 

Men are required to wear collared shirts, and they should be tucked in at all times. Slacks or Bermuda length shorts are considered appropriate. Cargo shorts are not acceptable attire. Ladies are required to wear slacks, skirts, dresses or Bermuda-length shorts. Shirts must have either collars or sleeves. 

The following items of clothing for both men and women are not allowed on the golf course or in the Clubhouse: Cargo shorts, tank tops, t-shirts, mesh shirts, sweatpants, warm-up suits, jeans, denim apparel, spandex and like attire, swimwear, short shorts, cutoffs, gym shorts, and tennis outfits. Improperly dressed golfers will be asked to change before playing. Golf shoes with soft spikes or spikeless golf shoes must be worn by all golfers. 

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YOU CAN BRING HOPE AND A THRIVING FUTURE TO CHILDREN IN HAITI!

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By participating in this event, you provide help that will last a lifetime. You can become part of the change in the lives of restavèk children.

Proceeds from this event will be used to support Cross International’s Thriving Kids Initiative.

If you can't attend the 7th Annual Cross Classic at Sebonack, but still want to help kids thrive, you can make a special gift through the form below

Contact us

Please contact us if you have questions or wish to register and pay by phone with credit card or bank transfer.

Cross International staff will contact you for confirmation and to share details about transportation, accommodations, services, gift sizes, and activities.

Help Children With Disabilities

The UN estimates that between 93 and 150 million children worldwide live with a disability. In developing countries, these children are often unable to attend school, play outside or access specialized resources. Negative stigma or superstition among their parents, neighbors and community leaders often reinforce these barriers.

This year, we’re providing $60,000 worth of medical equipment to Kupenda for the Children in Kenya. This is a very remote location, and your gift will help cover the shipping costs to this very worthy medical outreach.

This gift will benefit: Kenya

Heal the Sick

In developed countries, basic medical supplies such as gauze, wraps, bandages, and syringes are commonplace. Unfortunately, that is often not the case in the developing world. Christian doctors and volunteers in developing countries frequently run low on these supplies, and they also lack the funds to keep large inventories on hand.

This year, we’re providing $84 million worth of medicines and medical supplies. Your gift will help cover the shipping costs to medical outreaches in some of the most remote areas of the globe

This gift will benefit: Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Kenya

Build a Family a Home

A gift of a safe, secure home is tangible affirmation of God’s love for a desperate family — it brings hope, health, stability and opportunity. Most poor families must settle for much less. Mired in poverty, they are forced to live in unsafe shacks fashioned from mud and thatch.

You can provide the life-changing gift of a safe, storm-resistant new home with Cross partners Ambuya Development Center in Malawi and Hope of Life in Guatemala. A new home will ease the family’s burdens, protect them from the wind and rain, and help them achieve their dreams.

This gift will benefit: Guatemala, Malawi

Education

The gift of an education is an investment that reaps long-term dividends for a child’s future. By opening doors for the children of the poor to enroll in Christian schools and get the same educational opportunities as their more economically well-off peers, you are giving not just a hand-out but a “hand-up.”

Your gift will fund Christian education to nurture vulnerable children mentally and spiritually — for thriving futures that will transform hopeless places.

This gift will benefit: Haiti, Ecuador, Uganda

Rescue Women and Children in Crisis

Through emergency child rescue services, vocational training, anti-trafficking programs and Bible literacy classes, Cross International is helping vulnerable women and children reclaim their lives. Inspired by Jesus’ love, we work shoulder to shoulder with our in-country partners, empowering them to create change that lasts so that those who need help will eventually be able to stand confidently on their own. Be a part of this good news and make a life-saving gift part of your holidays.

Your gift will help protect victims of gender-based violence and also help save marginalized women and children from harm.

This gift will benefit: Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua

Provide Clean, Safe Water

Our ministry partner, the Kachere Development Center, has an ambitious plan to install 20 wells, providing 5,160 adults and 8,414 children with clean water. Our goal is to finance the drilling and installation of one well – part of an entire community water system, which includes training to maintain the well, and sanitation and hygiene training for improved health.

One borehole can provide 2,800 gallons of safe, life-sustaining water every day. Help us bring clean, safe water to one of these villages today — in a way that will last for generations.

This gift will benefit: Zambia

Give Tools for Sustainable Farming

One of nine people worldwide survive on less than $1.90 a day. Without training and supplies to grow moneymaking crops and breed profitable livestock, poor farmers stay locked in the cycle of poverty.

By supporting this fund, you’ll help families break free of poverty — transforming lives for generations. When families get the training and tools they need, it means bountiful harvests and small animals that produce income for a sustainable business model.

This gift will benefit: Guatemala, Nicaragua

Feed Hungry Children

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that 811 million in the world suffer from under-nourishment. By providing the gift of food, you will save the lives of thousands of hungry children and their families in developing countries.

Your gift will provide meals for ministry partners such as Divine Shelter Schools in Haiti and Hope of Life in Guatemala. A generous donation during this season of giving will change lives forever.

This gift will benefit: Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Malawi

Most Urgent Needs

Inspired by the love of Jesus, we work shoulder to shoulder with local leaders overseas, equipping families with the resources they need to thrive – basics like food, clean water and healthcare, as well as longer-term community transformation projects that will ensure lasting change.

By giving to our Thriving Kids Initiative, you’re not only meeting children’s Most Urgent Needs, you’re also helping lift their families – even entire communities – out of poverty.

This gift will benefit: Africa, The Caribbean, Central America, South America

Feed Hungry Children

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that 811 million in the world suffer from under-nourishment. By providing the gift of food, you will save the lives of thousands of hungry children and their families in developing countries like Haiti, Malawi, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

Your gift will support the provision of meals and other basic services that are essential for survival. A generous donation during this season of giving will change lives forever.

This gift will benefit: Haiti, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Malawi

Recommended Gift
$1,000 will feed 30 children for a month | $5,000 will feed 80 children for a month | $10,000 will feed 92 children for a month | $20,000 will feed 184 children for a month

Donate to Cross International’s Thriving Kids Initiative