Correctional officers raise $10K for Heart Association with golf tournament
Officers also give $2,500 to family of officer who died in November
Press Release, New York State Corrections Officers Benevolent Association
DARIEN – The Fifth Annual Orleans Golf Tournament was held on Monday at Chestnut Hill Country Club to benefit the American Heart Association as well as honor the memory of an officer from Orleans Correctional Facility who passed away in November.
Over 144 golfers, volunteers and attendees participated in the tournament and reception afterwards. Most of the golfers that participated are from the Orleans Correctional Facility. The correctional facilities at Albion, Attica and Gowanda donated and raised money for the tournament as well.
The tournament raised over $10,000 for the American Heart Association and $2,500 for the son of Mike Duffy, the fallen officer. Officer Duffy, who was a four-year veteran, died of heart related problems.
The tournament, which has raised over $40,000 in the five years it has been held, has supported several different charities in Western New York.
“Law enforcement officers face many challenges, particularly in today’s society,” said Kenny Gold, chairman of the golf tournament. “Correction officers are rarely seen, but as most often is the case, they continue to silently support charities across New York State with little fanfare. I am extremely proud of my fellow members who showed their support to this tournament by either playing or donating their time as a volunteer.”