Established more than 70 years ago by the United Nations, UNICEF began as a way to meet the needs of children in China and European countries. Noting that thousands of children die each day from preventable causes, the organization strives realize the goal of zero preventable deaths among children worldwide. It serves as a humanitarian international organization and operates in 192 countries.
UNICEF has several branches within the United States, and the New York chapter of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF hosted its Drive for Zero Golf Classic on September 21, 2015, at the Manhattan Woods Golf Club in West Nyack. Now in its fourth year, the event featured a breakfast followed by a shotgun start with a shamble-ball format. Later that day, participants enjoyed an awards ceremony. In prior years, the event has raised more than $200,000 annually for UNICEF.