Circulus Annual Golf Tournament was held at the Moon Brook Country Club recently. This year proved to be another successful year, raising more than $5,500 for Hospice of Chautauqua County.
The mission of the tournament was to raise funds for Hospice in order to enhance and support Hospice programs and services, as well as to offset the expenses related to caring for patients with life-threatening illnesses. Circulus Annual Golf Tournament met their goal. All proceeds from the tournament will further benefit this cause in the community and better assist to help those with their medical needs and more, including exceptional comfort and care in support of their patients and their families who need it. More than 128 golfers were drawn to this event. Along with the many golfers who attended, many local and regional businesses supported this tournament at various levels.
The Circulus Golf Committee has been very dedicated and includes: Tom Olson, Phil DeAngelo, Bucky Lombardo, Ron Pappalardo, Jerry Rishell and Jack Scalise. Without their time and dedication, Hospice wouldn't be able to provide the advanced therapies for their patients.
It was a fun day at Moonbrook Country Club as the schedule of events for the tournament unfolded. This included green time on the course, a midday lunch, dinner, and many prizes and awards to those who attended. Teams hit the course for an enjoyable outing of golf. The tree-lined, 18-hole course offered holes that were tucked away into the wooded rolling grounds of Moonbrook, which made players feel good not only about playing for a great cause, but playing a good game in which many found confidence in their swing.
Circulus Golf Tournament announced results of the golfers who attended.
The first flight champions with a net 59 were Steve Anderson, Jack Munella Jr., Marty Stockwell and Mike Condella. Not too far behind were Todd D'angelo, Tim D'angelo, Henry Mole and Matt Hartweg, who were second with a 60. Bill Sikorski, Tim Franer, Bruce Heine and Tom Suto were third with a 62. Second flight was won by matching cards with the foursome of Jerry Rishell, Carl Reiss, Jack Fulford and Jim Mason after tying two other teams with a 67. Another team that finished second consisted of Ron Yoviene, Jim Carls, Mike Maurer and Ted Young. Another squad that ended up third included Bucky Lombardo, Jack Scalise, Jeff Johnson and Lou Bianco.
Director of public relations at Hospice Chautauqua County Megan D'Angelo said, "A big thank you to all those who have contributed to this year's event. I'm very appreciative of all the support that was shown. I am amazed of how many golfers and businesses gave their time and efforts in order to uphold such a great cause. On behalf of Hospice Chautauqua County, I express my sincerest of appreciation to those who care enough to make a difference in people's lives in their local community."
Hospice Chautauqua County provides end of life services for patients and their families throughout the region as well as bereavement services in the community. Services are provided to all who request them, regardless of their ability to pay. As a nonprofit organization, Hospice Chautauqua County relies heavily on proceeds from these in order to continue to support many individuals in the community each year with grief and loss support services. Many rely on Hospice's services to help alleviate their discomfort. Hospice is an agency that provides much-needed care and comfort to the community's families and loved ones during very difficult times.
Hospice Chautauqua County thanks all the individuals who contributed to this year's tournament. For more information about Hospice Chautauqua County and the services that they provide, or if you are interested in putting an event for Hospice together, visit hospicechautco.org.