First Annual Golf Tournament
by Dinorah Santos
Chipping in for Community Services
On July 21, 2014, the Community Service Support Foundation held their first annual golf tournament at the East Aurora Country Club. Golfers who participated did so through sponsorships from several different companies including Tops, Parkview, Lawley, and Deltex Electric.
It couldn’t have been a better day to golf! There was not a cloud in sight. If you haven’t seen them already, please take a moment to look at the photos from the event on our Facebook page and Instagram.
The shotgun start began at 12:30 p.m. For those who are not familiar with golf terms, a shotgun start is when all groups of players tee off simultaneously from different holes. This allows all golfers to finish playing about the same time, regardless of their skill level.
The Silent Auction began at 4:00 p.m. with several exciting items that were generously donated through our community partners and local businesses. Some of the items were Airline ticket vouchers, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra tickets, several gift cards, Darien Lake tickets, limited edition hockey stick signed by a Buffalo Sabre and much more.
We are happy to say that everyone left with a smile on their face and a better understanding of the work we do at Community Services. Contributions made during the event, as well as the funds earned through sponsorships go directly to the Community Services Support Foundation. This means more funding for mini-grants which are used for program or service enhancements.
Thank you to all of our volunteers: Kym Smith, Cheryl Houston, Vijay Kodan, Shannon Petrusek, Melanie Dutschman, Michelle Zangerle and Sean Farrell. We hope you will consider volunteering again for the 25th Anniversary Gala in November. If you are interested in volunteering for future events (volunteers attend for FREE), please contact Julie Marzolf at firstname.lastname@example.org.