The 17th annual TRC Golf Classic will take place Aug.12 at Moon Brook Country Club.
The tournament is a four-ball, two better-ball event. In addition to the regular tournament, the day features a putting contest among local Special Olympics golfers.
Last year's TRC Golf Classic generated $59,600 in net proceeds. In its first 16 years, the tournament has netted about $1.25 million for TRC Foundation, an organization that works with The Resource Center to meet the unfunded needs of people with disabilities and other socioeconomic challenges in Chautauqua County. Thanks largely to the tournament's success, TRC Foundation has about $1.7 million in assets and has contributed more than $700,000 in the form of grants and support projects on behalf of individuals with disabling conditions since the foundation was established in 1995.
Preparing for the TRC Golf Classic are, from left, Paul Cesana, The Resource Center’s executive director and honorary chair of the TRC Golf Classic; Gregg Bender, chair of the tournament’s steering committee; Brian Lydic, vice president of Lake Shore Savings and member of the TRC Golf Classic steering committee; and Dan Reininga, Lake Shore’s president and chief executive officer.
Lake Shore Savings Bank has been a tournament sponsor every year since the TRC Golf Classic began in 1997. Last year was Lake Shore's first as title sponsor of the TRC Golf Classic.
According to Lake Shore Savings' president and CEO Dan Reininga, "Lake Shore Savings Bank is excited about our expanded relationship with TRC Foundation. We've always considered TRC a vital part of our community, and we've been pleased to assist in their good work. The bank is delighted to be able to offer our support to this key fund-raising effort."
"We are proud to work with Lake Shore Savings again this year. They are part of the team, and their continued support to our mission shows what kind of results can occur with two great organizations behind you. This event is special to everyone who has participated these past 17 years, and this is especially true to those who need its support," said Gregg Bender, chair of the tournament's steering committee.
A variety of sponsorship levels are available for businesses and individuals interested in being part of the TRC Golf Classic. For information, contact Bender at 661-1542 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.