TO: News Editors
DATE: August 27, 2018
CONTACT: Missy Goetschius, Public Relations Director, The Arc of Chemung
RE: The Arc of Chemung and The Arc of Schuyler Celebrate Joint Golf Tournament Success
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Elmira, NY – The Arc of Chemung and The Arc of Schuyler are pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Norm Ward Golf Tournament, which took place on Friday, August 24th at the Willowcreek Golf Club in Big Flats, was a tremendous success!
Honorary chairperson, Jessica Perkins, who is employed by Glen Copack, The Arc of Schuyler’s food copacking business shared, “Due to the flooding in Schuyler County, The Arc of Schuyler was not able to hold its tournament on Friday, August 17th—the first time in 18 years! But, The Arc of Chemung generously offered to work with us and host our tournaments together, making this a great event for everyone. The Arc is all about community and from what I’ve learned at work, that means working as a team with people of all different abilities, helping each other, and forming friendships.”
Thanks to the generous support of the twenty-three teams who participated, and community sponsors, the event raised nearly $25,000 to support programs and services provided by both The Arc of Chemung and The Arc of Schuyler. Funds raised will provide a terrific boost in fundraising efforts, supporting individuals, and their families, with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism.
Participants enjoyed a great day of golf, on-course contests, and chicken BBQ dinner. Congratulations to the winners of this year’s tournament, with a score of 53, Team Howard Hanna Real Estate—Elmira Office—Michael Marks, John Wolfe, Bill Marks, and Pete Lowman (in photograph, left to right).
Congratulations are also in order for the winners of our on-course contests: Closest to the Pin—Women’s: Laura Rorie, and Men's: “Wolfie” John Wolfe; and Longest Drive—Women’s: Linda Manuel, and Men's: Jeff Schultz.
The tournament included a Hole-In-One putting contest, sponsored by Arnot Health, which provided one golfer the chance to sink a 50 ft. putt for a $10,000 cash prize. Additionally, the event provided a Hole-In-One contest, sponsored by Simmons Rockwell, with the opportunity to win a brand new Nissan Rogue.
A thank you to this years’ sponsors: Presenting Sponsors—David Dalrymple, Relph Benefit Advisors; Ace Sponsor—The Bonadio Group; Birdie Sponsors—Empire Access, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel; Radio Sponsor—Equinox Broadcasting's Cool 96; Beverage Cart Sponsor—First Heritage Federal Credit Union; Silver & Dinner Sponsors—Cargill, Eastern Security Services, GCP Discount Liquors & Wines, Geroulds Pharmacy, Gough Holding Corporation, Hilliard Corporation, Keck's Food Service, Philadelphia Insurance Companies; Bronze & Hospitality Tent Sponsors—Chemung Canal Trust Company, Eastern Managed Print Network, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Long Associates Architects, Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co., LLP, North Coast Window Cleaning, OneGroup Inc., Perry & Carroll Insurance, Tioga Downs Casino, Watkins Glen Supply; Tee & Green Sponsors—Bouille Electric, Chemung Supply, Clinical Social Work of The Finger Lakes, Corning Dental Associates, Empire Bus Sales, Famous Brands, Hill & Markes, Inc., John's Auto Body, Kennedy Valve, Kevin Wicks, DDS, Norm and Margaret Ward, Rossettie Rosettie & Marino LLP, Sayles and Evans, Schutlz Family Dentistry, Schuyler Hospital, Security Mutual Insurance Company, Seneca Lodge, Stewart P Wilson; Putting Green Sponsor—Cameron Manufacturing; Water Hazard & Sand Trap Sponsors—Norm and Margaret Ward, Wilson Restaurant Equipment Rental; Contest/Prize Sponsors—401 Espresso, Arby’s Watkins Glen, Bath Country Club, Bleacher’s Sports Bar & Grill, Blimpie Subs & Salad, Chateau Lafayette Reneau, Chemung Canal Trust Company, Clemens Center, Corning Country Club, Darien Lake, Elmira Country Club, Finger Lakes Distilling, Fruit Yard Winery, Fulkerson Winery, Grist Iron Brewing Co., Harris Hill Amusement Park, Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards, Hector Wine Company, Inner Peace Floats, J.R. Dill Winery, Lakewood Vineyards, Leidenfrost Vineyards, New Beginnings, Nick’s Pub & Grille, Panera Bread, Paradiso’s Bakery, Pompous Ass Winery, Radisson Hotel Corning, Scale House Brewery, Seneca Lake Wine Trail, Seneca Shine Auto Detailing, Simmons Rockwell, Software Solutions Group, Inc., Texas Roadhouse, Three Brothers Winery, Travelers Insurance, Two Goats Brewing, Wegmans Elmira, Willowcreek Golf Club, Wonder Works Indoor Amusement Park.
Photos of the tournament can be found on The Arc of Chemung’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ArcOfChemung and/or The Arc of Schuyler’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ArcOfSchuyler.