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Step One Creative Summer Scramble Posts Record Turnout

OSWEGO, NY -  The Oswego Country Club held its annual Summer Scramble on June 29, with a record number of participants, according to tournament director Ed Fayette.

The event was sponsored by Step One Creative, an Oswego-based advertising and public relations firm.

Twenty-seven teams (108 golfers) participated in the captain-n-crew format, and the winning team was led by Oswego Country Club members Todd Donahue and Marc Ciappa.

Farnham Family Services was the recipient of a $540 donation recently from Step One Creative, as part of the advertising firm's sponsorship of the annual Summer Scramble. At a recent check presentation outside of the Step One Creative offices are from left to right are: Mark Proud, creative director at Step One Creative; Ed Fayette, Summer Scramble tournament director; Jeanne Unger, executive director at Farnham Family Services; and Shane Stepien, president of Step One Creative.
Farnham Family Services was the recipient of a $540 donation recently from Step One Creative, as part of the advertising firm's sponsorship of the annual Summer Scramble. At a recent check presentation outside of the Step One Creative offices are from left to right are: Mark Proud, creative director at Step One Creative; Ed Fayette, Summer Scramble tournament director; Jeanne Unger, executive director at Farnham Family Services; and Shane Stepien, president of Step One Creative.

Their team, which also included Matt and Bob Ruggio, shot 14-under par or 57.

Dan Bartlett’s team took second place with a 12-under, par 59.

Third place was Sean Callen’s team with a 12-under par. 59. Bartlett’s team won the tiebreaker.

Pete Donovan, Jimmer Dorval, Ciappa, and John Spencer were closest to the pin winners.

Tom Roman Jr. recorded the longest drive on Hole #14.

The tournament format allows for members to invite up to 3 non-members/guests in the four-person captain-n-crew event.

Step One Creative also announced that as part of its sponsorship of the event, a portion of each of the players’ registration fee would go to a local non-profit on an annual basis.

This year’s recipient was Farnham Family Services.

Farnham operates a medically supervised, outpatient drug and alcohol treatment, prevention and intervention clinic for all residents of Oswego and surrounding counties.

Their offices are located in the cities of Oswego and Fulton.

The donation to Farnham Family Services totaled $540, according to Shane Stepien, president of Step One Creative.

“Step One Creative has helped us greatly in promoting the event, and bringing in a strong level of participation,” said Fayette. “We look forward to next year’s tournament, expanding the size of the field to 32 teams, and seeing what other new ideas we can bring forth to make the event a continued success.”

“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with the Oswego Country Club on this annual event as a sponsor, and are pleased to be able to give something back to our community with this year’s donation to Farnham Family Services,” said Stepien. “As long as we’re a sponsor of the event,
we will look to give a portion of the registration entries back to a local charitable group.”

Jeanne Unger, executive director at Farnham Family Services said, “We truly want to thank the participants of the Summer Scramble and Step One Creative for their generosity with this donation to our organization. This community has a strong sense of giving and outreach, and we’re grateful that we were selected for this year’s gift.”

Fayette thanked Oswego Country Club Golf professionals Jon Fowler and Will Weimer along with their pro shop staff, Scott Peters and his grounds crew, Chris Carpenter’s restaurant staff, and tournament sponsor Step One Creative for the successful event.

Established in 1996, Step One Creative, a division of Step One Communications, LLC is a marketing communications firm located at 56 W. Third St., Oswego, that offers full-service advertising design, brand development, public relations, copywriting, media planning/placement, marketing research, and capital campaign development/fundraising to organizations and businesses throughout Central and Upstate New York.

For additional information on Step One Creative, call (315) 342-2554 or visit www.steponecreative.com