OSWEGO, NY – Ninety-five animal lovers braved the hottest day in July to play eighteen rounds of golf at the Oswego County Humane Society’s 12th Annual Chasing & Fetching Balls (a/k/a) Golf Tournament on July 23 at Beaver Meadows Golf Club in Phoenix.
Winners of the tournament included the First Place Men’s team, the Aces, captained by Lew Watson, with a score of 68; the First Place Women’s team, the Drifters, captained by Joni Kolodziejczyk with a score of 66; and the First Place Co-Ed Team, the Oswego County Federal Credit Union, captained by Bill Carhart, with a score of 64.
“The real winners of this tournament are the animals that the Humane Society helps and the people who care about them,” said Diane Broadwell, co-chair of the event and chair of animal services for the Humane Society. “So, we hope everyone had a
great time on this beautiful course having fun for a great cause.”
Sponsors and contributors to the event included Alliance Bank, The American Foundry, Sally Anderson, Diane Broadwell, Barb and Dan Capella, Carpenters’ Union Local 742, Jodi Crouse, Eagle Beverage Company, Eastern Shore Associates, Empire Attractions, Fruit Valley Veterinary Clinic, Fulton Savings Bank, Galloway Century 21 Realty, Johanna Henry, Karen Hoffman, Huhtamaki Consumer Packaging, J & A Mechanical, Donna Kuhn, Lake Ontario Event & Conference Center, Lee Maniccia, Mexico Veterinary Hospital, Bernadette Mroz, North Country Veterinary Services, Onondaga Beverage Corp., Oswego County Federal Credit
Union, Oswego Elks Lodge No. 271, the Palladium Times, Pathfinder Bank, Pathfinder Industries, Jo Piersma, Shelley Reifke, R.J. Caruso Tax & Accounting, Frank, Joan and Jennifer Rubik, Rudy’s of Lake Ontario, The Shanley Law Offices, Step One Creative, Syracuse Stage, Syracuse University Drama Department, Tara Animal Hospital, Vickery Insurance, Joan Waterbury, Dr. Lew Watson, Wayne Drugs, and Willow Tree Farm.
Dan Capella, co-chair of the event and a member of the humane society’s board of directors said, “We can’t say often enough how much we appreciate the community support for this event. We were able to raise more than $7,000 to use in our programs to benefit animals and we owe it all to the players and supporters who make it possible.”