Dedications

2017 Annual LP Christmas Day Brunch


2018 Annual LP Christmas Day Brunch


The Healing Power of Hospital Dogs


Two new full-time hospital dogs at U-M are calming nervous patients and bringing smiles to visitors and staff. Meet Denver and Anna, University of Michigan’s first full-time hospital dogs. They come to work every day just like any other full-time employee, and their role is just as important.


Cemetery Information


The Polatsch family held a small but beautiful burial on March 3rd, 2002.

Everyone is welcome to visit him at:

The Mount Golda Cemetery
500 Old Country Road
Huntington Station, N.Y 11746
(631) 427-2577

– LP’s Family

Directions:
Northern Parkway to Exit 40S (Rte. 110). Make first Left turn off Rte. 110, which is Old Country Road, going East. The cemetery is 2.3 miles on the Right. Once in the cemetery, follow the main road straight back to the turn-around. LP is buried at the one o’clock position at the top of the circle. You can’t miss it (he would have wanted that)!



Children’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Mount Sinai


In January 2010, friends and family of Laurence’s gathered in the lobby of the Children’s Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Mount Sinai to view the plaque dedicated in his memory. The plaque was presented by the Center to thank the LPMF for funding a social work program for kids with Crohn’s & Colitis. In two of the pictures, you will see Josh Silverman, our main inspiration for this project. This program was made possible by the generosity of all the contributors at the 2009 Laurence Polatsch Memorial Golf Tournament.

Laurence Polatsch
Laurence Polatsch


Laurence Polatsch Memorial Fund Wolverines


Laurence Polatsch Memorial Fund Wolverines

2011 Wolverines

Laurence Polatsch Memorial Fund Wolverines

2010 Wolverines

Laurence Polatsch Memorial Fund Wolverines

2009 Wolverines

Laurence Polatsch Memorial Fund Wolverines

2008 Wolverines



New York University’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit


The Laurence Polatsch Memorial Fund unveiled the Laurence Polatsch Memorial Family Room at New York University’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in September 2007. You can see Dan and Luke by the sign and in the room. If you would like to visit the playroom, it is located at 560 First Avenue on the 9th floor and you will need to arrange a visit in advance due to the location of the room. This playroom was made possible by the generosity of Laurence’s friends and family who participated in the 2006 Memorial Golf Tournament.

  • Laurence Polatsch New York University's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • Laurence Polatsch New York University's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Laurence Polatsch New York University's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit


The Laurence Polatsch Children’s Playroom at The Mount Sinai Hospital


On May 8, 2006, The Laurence Polatsch Memorial Fund unveiled the Laurence Polatsch Children’s Playroom at The Mount Sinai Hospital in the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. You can see Dan and Luke outside the playroom. If you would like to visit the playroom, it is located at 1184 Fifth Avenue on the 4th floor. This playroom was made possible by the generosity of Laurence’s friends and family who participated in the 2005 Memorial Golf Tournament.


The Laurence Polatsch Children's Playroom at The Mount Sinai Hospital
The Laurence Polatsch Children's Playroom at The Mount Sinai Hospital


Michigan Football Stadium


Laurence’s fraternity brothers dedicated a brick in Laurence’s honor in the ground at the Michigan Football Stadium


Michigan Football Stadium
Michigan Football Stadium


New York’s Central Park Bench


The first Laurence Polatsch Memorial Golf Tournament held on May 5, 2003 raised enough money to erect a tribute to LP in one of his favorite places – New York’s Central Park. You can visit the bench on the east side of Central Park just off Fifth Avenue between 72nd Street and 76th Street facing the model boat pond. LP’s bench is in the most northern group of benches facing the water.

Laurence Polatsch New York's Central Park Bench
Laurence Polatsch New York's Central Park Bench
Laurence Polatsch New York's Central Park Bench
Laurence Polatsch New York's Central Park Bench
Laurence Polatsch New York's Central Park Bench


Laurence Polatsch Way


Laurence grew up in Woodbury, NY in a small cul-de-sac named Troy Court. In honoring Laurence, the Town has renamed Troy Court to Laurence Polatsch Way. LP Way is located off Colgate Lane, which is off Woodbury Road in Woodbury (almost across the street from GEICO)

Laurence Polatsch Way


North Shore
Hospital Bench


Laurence grew up in Woodbury, NY in a small cul-de-sac named Troy Court. In honoring Laurence, the Town has renamed Troy Court to Laurence Polatsch Way. LP Way is located off Colgate Lane, which is off Woodbury Road in Woodbury (almost across the street from GEICO)

Long Beach
Benches


The first bench on the boardwalk in Long Beach is at National Bouleavrd directly in front of the bar Turqoise – the only bar on the boardwalk. The second bench in honor of Laurence was placed near the women’s rest room on the boardwalk (about two blocks east of the first bench) and was erected by Esther & Ronnie Gross.

The Town of
Oyster Bay


The Town of Oyster Bay has erected a beautiful memorial on the water front in the Town of Oyster Bay. It has all the residents of the Town that were lost on September 11th . It’s quite impressive and serene.