Hospice golf tourney raises $15,700

Posted 15 August 2013 at 12:00 am

Provided photo – The winning team at the Hospice golf tournament shot a 59 during a scramble tournament on July 31 at Hickory Ridge Golf and Country Club in Holley. Pictured, from left, include Steve Hicks, Dan Monacelli, Scott Marsh and Mark Keeler.

Press release, Hospice of Orleans

HOLLEY – Nearly 200 area businesses, more than 100 golfers, and about three dozen volunteers all pitched in to create a successful 17th Annual Golf Scramble to benefit Hospice of Orleans. The agency netted $15,700, besting last year’s proceeds by more than $2,000.

Hickory Ridge Golf and Country Club hosted the event. Local journalist Tom Rivers (editor of the new OrleansHub.com website and husband of the new Hospice development director Marsha Rivers) served as emcee of the dinner, where the following participants collected prizes for their play: Closest to the Pin: Dale Smith (men), Katie Joslyn (women); Longest Drive: Matt Milliman, Katie Joslyn; Putting Contest: Steve Sommers; Best Mixed Team (score 66): Mark Murphy, Marcia Smith, Dale and Mark Kryzeinski; Best Women’s Team (75): Linda Chrzan, Mindy Warne, Barbara Passarell and Laurie Freeman; Best Men’s Team (59): Scott Marsh, Steve Hicks, Mark Keeler and Dan Monacelli.

“This being my first tournament with Hospice, I wasn’t sure what to expect,” Marsha Rivers said. “I was blown away by the sheer volume of contributions from the community cash, goods, services… Our Golf Committee is so dedicated to Hospice and determined to raise the support our patients and families need. It paid off, big-time.”