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Orleans Correctional Facility raises $15K for Variety Club at golf tourney

Posted 17 July 2019 at 9:54 pm

Provided photo: Ken Gold, tournament director for Orleans Correctional Facility Charity Golf Tournament, presents a ceremonial check for more than $15,000 to the Variety Club of Buffalo.

Press Release, NYS Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association

ALBION – The seventh annual Orleans Correctional Facility Charity Golf Tournament was held on Monday at Chestnut Hill Country Club and raised over $15,000 for the Variety Club of Buffalo.

Over 200 golfers, volunteers and sponsors attended the tournament and reception afterwards in support of the Variety Club.  Variety – the Children’s Charity of Buffalo & Western New York –has been serving the needs of WNY’s sick, disabled, and disadvantaged children for over 80 years.

The golf tournament has raised and donated over $70,000 to local charities of Western New York in the seven years the tournament has been held.  The correction officers that organize and participate in the event have always been committed to supporting the local communities where they live and work.

“I would like to thank all the participants, volunteers, and sponsors that helped make this tournament a success,” said ken Gold, tournament organizer. “I would also like to thank our members from Attica, Albion, Gowanda and Green Haven Correctional Facilities who participated and helped raise funds. Our members, despite their demanding jobs, believe it is important to give back to the community and support great causes like the Variety Club. They recognize the important role organizations like the Variety Club play in helping those less fortunate.”

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