Corrections officers raise $7K for Genesee Cancer Assistance with softball game in Albion

Posted 5 August 2019 at 2:08 pm

Provided photo: Pictured from left include: Kenny Gold, Orleans Correctional Facility; Nickie Fazio, Lori Kurek & Sue Underwood of the Genesse Cancer Assistance; and Don Molino, Albion Correctional Facility.

Press Release, NYS Corrections Officers & Police Benevolent Association

ALBION – The Albion and Orleans correctional facilities held their first charity softball game at the QWL in Albion on Friday and raised over $7,000 for the Genesee Cancer Assistance.

Over 200 people attended the game that also included Cornhole games and auctions to raise funds for GCA.

Genesee Cancer Assistance, co-founded in 1993 by Mrs. Dorothy Schlaggel & Mr. Russ Romano, is a community-based, volunteer organization through which cancer patients and their families living in Genesee County have access to financial aid, including a variety of support services. Since its founding, Genesee Cancer Assistance has been fortunate to assist thousands of individuals – hundreds each year.

The softball game and additional events raised $7, 156 in total.

“I would like to thank all the participants, volunteers, and sponsors that helped make this game a success,” said Kenny Gold, correction officer from Orleans Correctional Facility. “I am proud of our members from Albion and Orleans that stepped up, working together to help a great cause.    Our members, despite their demanding jobs, believe it is important to give back to the community and support great causes like GCA. The members recognize the important role GCA plays in helping families deal with the hardships that can occur when a family member is stricken with cancer.”

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