United Way golf tournament raises $18K

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 14 June 2021 at 1:16 pm

Provided photos: Patrick’s Weissend’s foursome stopped for a picture at United Way’s golf tournament June 4 at Shelridge Country Club. From left are Mickey Hyde, James Tee, Greg Budd and Weissend. A record 36 teams registered for the tournament.

MEDINA – United Way of Orleans County’s annual golf tournament was a huge success, according to executive director Dean Bellack.

A record 36 teams registered for the event, which Bellack estimates will result in a profit of about $18,000.

“It was a very good day,” he said. “We had volunteers from Baxter, Velocitii, the community and several of our board members.”

Bellack commended former board member Melinda Rhim who spent the entire day on the golf course, taking pictures of the players, which she has printed out in preparation of sending each team their picture.

Bellack also said the staff at Shelridge stepped up to pitch in. He credited United Way’s financial coordinator Dawn Winkler for coordinating and organizing events of the day.

Mark Doel putts while Lionel Rhim holds the pin during United Way’s golf tournament at Shelridge Country Club.

Before teeing off in the morning, the golfers were welcomed with remarks from Bellack, United Way’s board president George Bidleman and Nyla Gaylord, former director of Ministry of Concern, who recently joined United Way as fundraiser.

Winners announced were:

• 1st in Men’s Division – Don Roesch Joe Medicamore, Eric Jaszka and Scott Peters.

• 1st in Mixed Division – Raymond Daniels, Patrick Hinkson, Doug Clark and Chelsi Clark.

• 1st in Women’s Division – Mary Guzik, Lynn Evans, Sherry Palmeri and Joni Wetherwax.

• Contest Holes: #8 Closest to the pin (men) – Pat Hinkson; #8 Closest to the pin (women) – Chelsi Clark; #12 Closest to the pin (men) – Marc O’Hearn; #12 Closest to the pin (women) – Jeanne Whipple; #5  Longest drive (women) – Mary Guzinski; and #18 Longest drive (men) – Marc Strain.

At the end of the day, golfers enjoyed a buffet and basket raffle in the clubhouse.

Don Colquhoun’s team takes a break on the green at Shelridge Country Club during United Way of Orleans County’s golf tournament June. From left are Bob Martin, Colquhoun, Tim McMahon and Pete Kaiser.