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NFL Executive and Rockville Centre Resident Named Honoree of Mount Sinai South Nassau’s 38th Annual Golf Outing

Golf Event to Be Held at Three Prestigious Courses to Support Hospital

Posted: May. 3, 2022
NFL Executive and Rockville Centre Resident Named Honoree of Mount Sinai South Nassau’s 38th Annual Golf Outing

National Football League Deputy General Counsel Larry Ferazani, a well-known Rockville Centre resident and grateful patient who credits Mount Sinai South Nassau with saving his life, has been named the honoree of the 38th Annual Mount Sinai South Nassau Golf Outing to be held Monday, May 16.

Town of Hempstead Councilman Anthony D’Esposito will receive the hospital’s Community Service Award for his longstanding commitment to the hospital.

The outing is to be held at three of Long Island’s most prestigious and challenging golf venues: The Seawane Club, Hewlett Harbor; Rockaway Hunting Club, Lawrence; and the Rockville Links Club, Rockville Centre. All net proceeds will benefit Mount Sinai South Nassau.

Heralded as Long Island’s largest hospital golf outing, this year’s event will include a return of the popular after-golf barbecue at The Seawane Club.

“Larry Ferazani is an exemplary leader in business and in the communities we serve. His commitment to our mission to improve health care on the South Shore has touched the lives of our patients and staff,” said Mike Sapraicone, Co-Chair of the golf outing and a member of the hospital’s Board of Directors. Mr. Sapraicone is President of Squad Security, LLC.

“After two years of pandemic restrictions, it will be great to get back together again at Seawane after a round of golf with all our supporters,” said Jeffrey Greenfield, Co-Chair of the golf outing and Managing Member, NGL Group, LLC. “We are grateful for all the support we receive from the community for this outing to help the hospital. It’s a great cause.”

Mr. Sapraicone and Mr. Greenfield lead a 42-member golf committee that has helped grow the number of golfers entered in the event and garnered the support of dozens of local businesses through golf outing sponsorships. Last year’s annual outing raised more than $615,000 (with a net of $412,577) for the hospital.

“We have been able to expand services to the South Shore in part because of the support we receive from the community,” said Adhi Sharma, MD, President of Mount Sinai South Nassau. “We are grateful that our honoree Larry Ferazani and Councilman D’Esposito have agreed to help us make this outing even more successful than before.”

Sponsorships, journal ads, and foursomes are still available for the outing. Pickleball also has been added this year for those who do not golf. For more information about sponsorship packages or to register for golf or pickleball, call (516) 377-5360 or email lynne.nordone@snch.org.

“The last two years have been especially challenging for the hospital and our communities due to the pandemic,” said Anthony Cancellieri, Co-Chair of Mount Sinai South Nassau’s Board of Directors. “Our friends stood by us and supported the front-line staff. Larry and Councilman D’Esposito were among those who were always there to help in any way they could. We are delighted to recognize their efforts.”

A grateful patient of Mount Sinai South Nassau who suffered a potentially fatal heart blockage, Mr. Ferazani credits the hospital’s Emergency Department and cardiac staff with saving his life after he experienced severe chest pains on his Long Island Rail Road ride home from work in Manhattan.

As part of the league’s salute to health care workers, Mr. Ferazani helped arrange for four hospital employees—two physicians, an Emergency Department nurse, and a respiratory therapist—to be among the 7,500 vaccinated health care workers who received free tickets from the NFL to attend the 2021 Super Bowl in Tampa Bay, Florida.

As Deputy General Counsel of Labor for the National Football League, Mr. Ferazani oversees the NFL Management Council, which is responsible for negotiating and administering the league’s collective bargaining agreements with its players and game officials. Mr. Ferazani was one of the lead negotiators of the 2019 NFL-NFLRA and 2020 NFL-NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreements. These agreements govern every facet of the players’ and game officials’ employment relationship with the 32-member clubs of the NFL and the league, including compensation, work rules, and discipline.

Mr. Ferazani is also responsible for ensuring teams’ compliance with the NFL salary cap and administering the NFL’s player benefit programs, which have more than $8 billion in assets. Prior to joining the NFL, Mr. Ferazani served as a federal prosecutor in the Eastern District of New York and was a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, assigned to the New York office. Mr. Ferazani is a graduate of Syracuse University and Suffolk Law School. He is a long-time resident of Rockville Centre, where he is raising three daughters with his wife, Christine, who is Vice President of the Rockville Centre Board of Education.

Councilman D’Esposito has been an invaluable community partner in Mount Sinai South Nassau’s mission and vision to provide convenient access to preventive community health programs and services in the Town of Hempstead. This includes the Mount Sinai South Nassau Town of Hempstead (COVID-19) Vaxmobile, which has administered more than 11,000 free vaccines to residents of the Town since it was launched last March, especially in hard-hit communities where vaccination rates were lowest. Mr. D’Esposito also supported expanding COVID-19 testing sites and the popular sunscreen dispenser and sun safety program at the Town of Hempstead parks, beaches, and pools.

A former New York City Police Department detective, Councilman D’Esposito has used his wealth of experience in public safety to protect Hempstead Town residents. For example, it was Mr. D’Esposito who launched the lifesaving Narcan training program for Town employees, community groups, and residents. He has also been at the helm of the Town’s pandemic response, leading its COVID-19 Task Force.

A resident of Island Park, Councilman D’Esposito serves on the Board of Directors for the Francis X. Pendl Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center and is on the Board of Directors of Limb Kind Foundation. He is a Second Battalion Delegate and a member of the New York Association of Fire Chiefs, as well as an honorary member of the Nassau County Firefighters Pipes and Drums.

About Mount Sinai South Nassau
The Long Island flagship hospital of the Mount Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai South Nassau is designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for outstanding nursing care. Mount Sinai South Nassau is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 455 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,600 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services and operates the only Trauma Center on the South Shore of Nassau County, along with Long Island’s only free-standing Emergency Department in Long Beach.

In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, Mount Sinai South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty, and offers Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies. Mount Sinai South Nassau operates the only Trauma Center on the South Shore of Nassau County verified by the American College of Surgeons as well as Long Island’s only free-standing, 9-1-1 receiving Emergency Department in Long Beach. Mount Sinai South Nassau also is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons; is an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Association and Quality Improvement Program; and an Infectious Diseases Society of America Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence.  For more information, go to www.mountsinai.org/southnassau.