United Way golf tourney on June 4 is already sold out

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 20 May 2021 at 8:12 am

MEDINA – United Way of Orleans County is on track for another record-breaking golf tournament, following the most successful event in the agency’s history last year.

In spite of the pandemic, United Way of Orleans County successfully put together an event in June last year at Shelridge Country Club which raised a record $19,206.39.

United Way director Dean Bellack has been promoting this year’s golf tournament June 4 for several weeks and already the event is a sellout with 36 teams signed up.

Unlike last year, when Covid restrictions forced United Way to offer a take-home chicken barbecue, this year’s event will feature a buffet dinner.

The golf tournament has been an important fundraiser for United Way for decades, having started as the Van Hungerford Golf tournament in honor of United Way’s founder.

“This event has been one of our largest single day events, and every dollar stays in Orleans County to benefit those in need,”  Bellack said. “We have been blessed this year with more contributions from the community, and we wish to thank everyone who gave and who plans to give in the future.”

It is not too late for anyone who wants to support United Way to be involved with the golf tournament, by volunteering to help the day of the event, by becoming a hole sponsor, purchasing an ad in the program or donating a prize or a basket for the raffle.

To date, volunteers have signed up from Baxter, Velociti, CRFS and Medina Memorial Hospital.

More information is available on United Way’s website at www.OrleansUnitedWay.org.