Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
FULTON, NY – When members of the planning committee for the City of Fulton Employees Annual Golf Tournament met to work on the details for this year’s tournament they wanted to ensure that the proceeds would be used to help youth and families in the Fulton.
To achieve that goal, they have chosen Catholic Charities of Oswego County as the beneficiary of their fourth annual golf tournament.
A native of Fulton, committee member, and Department of Sanitation employee, Mark Cole, is well aware of the services Catholic Charities offers.
Cole and his family have been longtime supporters of Catholic Charities Emergency Services program having sponsored families during the holidays and as a boy, he spent much of his time at the CYO program.
“Many of us have ties to CYO. I started attending CYO when I was 10 years old and went there every day after school throughout my teens. I had a lot of fun and met a lot of new friends,” said Cole. “We want to make sure the money from this year’s tournament helped kids in our community and supporting CYO is the perfect way to do that.”
Scheduled for July 27, the tournament will be held at Emerald Crest Golf Course, Route 3 in Palermo.
Open to the public, the tournament will get under way with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
Committee member Tom Schimpff said that this year’s tournament promises to be the best ever.
“There will be plenty of on course games including: longest drive, closest to the pin, and putting contests; plus a 50 / 50 drawing, door prizes, shirts for each golfer, and a complete dinner following the tournament featuring appetizers, prime rib, chicken, seafood and all the fixings from Tavern on the Lock,” said Schrimpff.
All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to Catholic Charities in support of the CYO program.
Additionally, the committee has announced that they will be doing something special for Catholic Charities Emergency Services.
“This year’s teams with the lowest score overall, lowest score mixed team, and highest score will be recognized in a special way. Their entry fees will be donated in their name and used to sponsor a family during the holiday season through Catholic Charities Emergency Services program,” explained Cole.
A limited number of openings for teams, at a cost of $65 per golfer, are still available and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
For more information or to register a team, contact Schimpff at 315-430-4899 or Cole at 315-402-6151.