Monday, June 17, 2013
UHS Chenango Memorial Foundation golf tournament raises $35,000
34 teams and numerous volunteers enjoyed a beautiful day at the recent
UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital Foundation’s annual golf tournament,
picnic, and raffle at Canasawacta Country Club. Participants noted
numerous changes this year made by tournament co-chairs Ron Martin and
John Masse. Most notably, there was a larger raffle. “We wanted raffle
ticket buyers to have more chances to win, so we increased the number
and variety of items,” said Martin. Several area restaurants donated
gift certificates. The hospital’s computer vendor donated a tablet and
Preferred Mutual contributed several sets of sporting tickets.
event raised over $35,000 and we expect to clear about $20,000 for the
Foundation,” Martin reported at the picnic. If his prediction comes
true, it will be the most money ever raised at the tournament. Special
recognition goes to NBT Bank, NA and Crothall Healthcare, Inc/Morrison
Management Services for their Diamond Sponsorships.
“A big thank you
goes out to all the major sponsors as well as team, tee sign and cart
sponsors who made the event a success,” said Debbie Cassavaugh,
Executive Director. “We couldn’t have done it without them.” Volunteers
were another big part of the day. Many of them were hospital employees,
some of whom took vacation time so they could be there to help. “I’m
always impressed by the number of employees who step up to help,”
Cassavaugh added. “They are an essential part of the tournament’s
Tournament winners were the team of Mark DeMellier, Jake
Kelly, Kevin Decker, and Sal Testani sponsored by Kelly Asphalt. Ron
Martin and Sharon Miles won closest to the pin on hole #2. Jamie Mullin
and Phyllis Forsythe took the honors for longest drive on hole #6. Bob
McCarthy won the Dick’s Pro Am spot donated by UHS.
Memorial Hospital Foundation’s sole purpose is to generate funds for the
hospital to use in providing health care in Greater Chenango County.
Gifts are invested and only the income is donated to UHS Chenango
Memorial to make facility improvements, purchase new equipment or
enhance programs. For more information, contact the CMH Foundation at
607-337-4510 or visit the Donate Now page.