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Third annual Greg Sill golf fundraiser

July 8, 2024

Greg Sill would be proud!

More than 150 people attended the third annual Greg Sill Foundation Golf outing at the Wind Watch Golf and Country Club on Monday, July 8.

The event was to honor the legacy of the late Greg Sill, the beloved Smithtown High School West history teacher.

“Of course it's bittersweet because we miss our dad, but it really is great to see all these people come out," said Greg’s daughter, Isabella Sill.

Greg Sill passed away in March 2021. A GoFundMe page was created by his wife, Elizabeth, to raise money for what’s now called the Greg Sill “Be the Coffee Bean” Memorial Fund. More than $90,000 has been raised in scholarship money for local students, including an annual $5,000 scholarship for a Smithtown High School West and Smithtown High School East student. Elizabeth, along with her three daughters, Emily, Isabella and Natalie attended the event.  At the golf fundraiser, locals participated in a lunch, golf outing and dinner, as well as purchased gift bags and raffles. 

“Every year we get sunshine,” said Ashley Marchese, Smithtown High School West social studies/special education teacher and athletics coach. “We never make a rain date, that's the only way Greg would have it."           

Many of the Smithtown Central School District staff were on hand, including Smithtown High School East Principal Robert Rose and Nesaquake Middle School Assistant Principal, Michael Freiberg.

To learn more about the foundation, click HERE