Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, was a proud sponsor of FlightSafety’s 20th Annual Customer Appreciation Golf Tournament held on Monday, June 27, 2016. The company sent a team of people to meet and greet golfers at the sponsored hole, as well as a foursome to play in the tournament. Meridian sponsored the longest drive contest hole, which was hosted by two representatives of the company, Saqiba Parveen from Customer Service and Brittany Page from Charter Operations. Saqiba and Brittany welcomed golfers throughout the day, offering water bottles, power bars, and Meridian baseball hats. The Meridian foursome included Mike Moore, Chris Battaglia, Bob Platten, and Anthony Banome. While Team Meridian did not win any prizes, the final score was a respectable 68 in the scramble format.
Overall, there were 170 golfers and 230 total attendees that participated in the annual tournament. Winning foursomes hailed from Honeywell, Sony, and Gama Aviation. In addition to a fun day on the links, there was also a charitable component – FlightSafety raised $1,500 for Corporate Angel Network. Corporate Angel Network is the only charitable organization in the United States whose sole mission is to help cancer patients access the best possible treatment for their specific type of cancer by arranging free travel to treatment across the country using empty seats on corporate jets.
Michele Posey, Assistant Director of Sales and organizer of the event, had this to say, “The annual FlightSafety Golf Tournament is a fun way for us to thank our valued customers each year by providing a relaxing day on the golf course followed by a dinner with awards and prizes. We also want to thank our sponsors, like Meridian, for their generosity and support. Now that the 2016 tournament is behind us, we’re already planning for next year.”