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MahoneySabol tees it up to raise funds for patient care and research through Travelers Championship Birdies for Charities platform

NEW BRITAIN, CT [May 19, 2021] – MahoneySabol, a Glastonbury-based accounting and business consulting firm, has challenged the public to join them in fighting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The firm has made a $15,000 challenge gift to support Hospital for Special Care’s ALS Center of Excellence through the Travelers Championship Birdies for Charity platform.


“We joined Hospital for Special Care and the Travelers Championship in the fight against ALS more than five years ago to honor Jay Fishman and his courageous battle with this fatal disease. Together we’ve raised awareness and raised critically needed funds to support patient care and research through the MahoneySabol 5K at the Travelers Championship,” said Jim Mahoney, managing partner of the firm. “Over the years I’ve gotten to know many patients and their families and it’s strengthened my determination to continue this fight.”

Brian Savo, Hospital for Special Care CEO Lynn Ricci and Jim Mahoney at the 2019 MahoneySabol 5k at the Travelers Championship

Mahoney, joined by ALS patients Brian Savo and Mike Tamburino, has taken to social media this May, which is ALS Awareness month, to return a spotlight dimmed by the COVID-19 pandemic to the patients impacted by this neurodegenerative disease. “COVID-19 stopped us from coming together to fight ALS at the Travelers Championship last year, and it’s impacted our plans this year – but we’re not giving up the fight until there is a survivor, “ said Mahoney.

MahoneySabol’s $15,000 contribution and an additional 15 percent match provided by Birdies for Charity sponsors Webster Bank and Enterprise, serve as leverage to maximize the impact of community gifts. “Community contributions like these make it possible for us to provide a unique multidisciplinary approach to patient care designed specifically to meet the needs of patients living with ALS. As one of the largest clinical trial sites in the country for the HEALEY ALS Platform Trial, we are leading the way to a cure,” said Kevin Felice, D.O., Chief of Neuromuscular Medicine at Hospital for Special Care. “MahoneySabol and the Travelers Championship have helped make this possible and have done so much for our patients through the years. We are truly grateful.”

The Travelers Championship has welcomed Hospital for Special Care’s ALS patient community to an accessible chalet on corporate row overlooking the TPC River Highland’s 18th green each year. Patients and their families have been invited to enjoy the tournament, travel the fully accessible course and meet PGA tour champions. “Being at the Travelers Championship, creating lasting memories with my family, that’s been priceless,” said Brian Savo, ALS patient and advocate who has become a familiar figure at the PGA tournament. “The Travelers Championship has also given us an amazing gift of visibility on the local and national stage. That’s helped us get increased funding for care and research and it sends a message to everyone living with ALS that we matter, that our families matter.”

Donations can be made directly through the Birdies for Charity platform:



About Mahoney Sabol & Company, LLP
MahoneySabol, certified public accountants, provides comprehensive accounting, auditing, tax and business consulting services to a wide range of clients and industries. Founded in 1990, the Firm’s 50 plus accounting professionals and administrative support staff serve clients throughout the region. The firm has offices in Glastonbury and Essex. MahoneySabol is committed to remaining true to their roots as a New England-based firm and fulfilling their original mission to be the premier regional accounting firm in their market area. The combination of local firm feel, national firm experience, and access to global resources through their independent membership in the BDO Alliance USA, allows MahoneySabol to serve clients unlike other firms in the New England marketplace. For more information, visit us online at

About Hospital for Special Care
Hospital for Special Care (HFSC) is the fourth largest, free-standing long-term acute care hospital in the U.S. and one of only two in the nation serving adults and children. HFSC is recognized for advanced care and rehabilitation in pulmonary care, acquired brain injury, medically-complex pediatrics, neuromuscular disorders including ALS research, spinal cord injury, comprehensive heart failure and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Located in New Britain and Hartford, CT, HFSC operates inpatient and outpatient facilities serving Southern New England and the Tri-State area on a not-for-profit basis. For the latest news and information, please visit, and follow us on Facebook @HospitalforSpecialCare and Twitter @HospSpecialCare.