Pathfinder Bank Named Event Sponsor of 2010 Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic

Pathfinder Bank will once again be the event sponsor of the upcoming Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic July 31st – August 2nd in Oswego. Shown promoting the golf tournament and 3-on-3 youth hockey classic, featuring a sled hockey division that will be held over the weekend at the Campus Center Ice Arena at SUNY Oswego. Shown pictured promoting the event are from left to right: Tim Graber, Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic Event Committee Member; Kevin Caraccioli, Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic Event Organizer; and Jim Dowd, Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer at Pathfinder Bank.

OSWEGO, New York – Pathfinder Bank has once again been named the event sponsor of the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic to be held July 31st – August 2nd in Oswego, according to event organizer Kevin Caraccioli.

This marks the fifth year that Pathfinder Bank has been the event’s major sponsor.

“We greatly appreciate Pathfinder Bank’s continued commitment to Erik and the Dream Big Foundation,” said Caraccioli. “We look forward to another great weekend and truly appreciate the ongoing support that Pathfinder Bank provides this event.”

The Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation was established in 2007 by Oswego-native, NHL hockey player, Stanley Cup Champion, and U.S. Olympian Erik Cole. The non-profit organization was created to support youth hockey programs, as well as children who are suffering from cancer and other diseases.

The field of teams for both the 3-on-3 youth hockey classic and golf tournament have been filled according to Caraccioli, but dinner/silent auction tickets for Monday evening are still available.

New to this year’s event will be an additional division in the 3-on-3 Youth Hockey Classic for Sled Hockey teams. Four teams will compete in the new division.

According to Caraccioli, this year’s golf tournament is once again sponsored by Pathfinder Bank, and will showcase Cole, as well as other NHL players, national and regional media, and local celebrities. Celebrities committed thus far include: Carolina Hurricane Teammates Joe Corvo and Chad LaRose; Carolina Hurricanes Play-by-Play Television Announcer John Forslund, New York Islander and Fulton-native Rob Schrempf; NHL/AHL Player Jesse Boulerice; XM Radio’s “Home Ice” Shawn Levigne and Jamie Shalley; and TK99/105’s Gomez and Dave.

The golf event will be a four-person captain-n-crew format, and corporate teams will receive 18 holes of golf at the Oswego Country Club, golf cart, lunch, cocktail party, dinner, tee and green signage and a gift bag. Individual fees include everything but the tee and green signage. Tickets for the cocktail party and dinner can be purchased separately for $50 per person.

Breakfast, registration and goodie bag pickup, as well as use of the Oswego Country Club Driving Range and Putting Green will be available from 9-11 a.m. Team photos and celebrity introductions will be held at 10:00 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. shotgun start. Cocktails and a silent auction begin at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner, an awards presentation, and live auction starting at 6 p.m.

Tim Horton’s will provide a light breakfast and coffee for both the hockey and golf events, and the Oswego Sub Shop has agreed to serve lunch at the turn during the golf tournament for the sixth straight year.

For more information regarding the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic, please call (315) 343-1939, or email [email protected].

Pathfinder Bank is a New York State chartered savings bank headquartered in Oswego, whose deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  The Bank has seven full-service offices located in Oswego, Fulton, Mexico, Lacona and Central Square.