Golf tournament raises $17,000 for Supportive Care of Orleans

Provided photo: The golfers gather for dinner at Hickory Ridge on Sept. 17.

Posted 24 September 2021 at 1:51 pm

Press Release, Supportive Care of Orleans

ALBION – Friends of Supportive Care of Orleans came out to support the organization by competing and volunteering in its 24th Annual Golf Tournament on Sept. 17. The event raised $17,000 for the organization formerly Hospice of Orleans.

Only a few months ago, Supportive Care was not sure the tournament would even be possible.

“We had a late start planning the tournament this year due to the uncertainty of Covid-19 early on,” Supportive Care of Orleans CEO Elisa Chambery said. “Despite the many challenges we encountered along the way, this year’s event was a huge success, and it was wonderful to see everyone enjoying the day.”

With 104 golfers in attendance and 29 volunteers helping, golfers were also able to participate in a putting contest as well as Closet to Pin and Longest Drives competitions.

“It was wonderful to see so many volunteers willing to come out and help us despite being on hold this past year,” said Chris Fancher, Volunteer Coordinator at Supportive Care. “We are grateful for all that they do.”

During dinner, the raffle winners, contest winners, and tournament champions were announced. The champions include:

  • Men’s division: Ron Nettnin, Ed Nettnin, Ryan Haines, and Kevin Leary with a score of 57.
  • Women’s division: Karen Berlew, Deb Wood, Aleta Maynard, and Brenda Powers with a score of 68.
  • Mixed division: Ryan Woodward, Chelsi Clark, Lionel Rhim, and Brian Kline, winners in a three-way tie with two other teams with a score of 60.

“We would like to thank Mitchell Family Funeral Homes, Bob Johnson Chevrolet – West, Webster Schubel Meier Elder Law, The Notable Corporation, our Wells Fargo Advisors, LMT Technology Solutions, Rochester Regional Health, Orleans Legislative Chairman Lynne Johnson along with the rest of our donors, volunteers, and sponsors who helped make the tournament a success,” Chambery said. “This wouldn’t be possible without your continued support.”

Thanks to everyone’s hard work and participation, the organization can’t wait to get started on planning their 25th Annual Golf Tournament tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2022.

Bev Saskowski and Jeff Miller were among the friendly faces on the golf course.