Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
FULTON, NY – When it comes to hosting the largest golf tournament in Oswego County, the United Way realizes that it would not happen without the many volunteers who donate their time and talents to make it possible.
Nearly 3 dozen volunteers will be hand at the Greenview Country Club in West Monroe when the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s 16th Annual Golf Classic tees off on Friday, July 15th. From putting together goodie bags for the golfers, to registration and placing hole signs, volunteers do it all to make sure that the tournament runs as smoothly as possible.
According to United Way Resource Development Director, Lois Luber, the role that the volunteers play has become such an integral part of the tournament that there is a designated volunteer coordinator to oversee and assist the other volunteers. “With the amount of volunteers we have it’s necessary for a volunteer coordinator to step up to organize the jobs which the volunteers will be responsible for. This year board member Jeff Grimshaw, and Nancy Concadoro of Oswego Health will serve as our volunteer coordinators,” she said.
As coordinators Grimshaw and Concadoro have been busy inviting back last year’s volunteers and reaching out to other individuals and organizations that may be new to the event. Concadoro said that they are looking to fill all available spots for volunteers to ensure that it’s an enjoyable day the golfers and everyone involved.
Concadoro, who works for Oswego Health is happy to be able to donate her time to the United Way. “I was honored to serve as co-chair with Marion Ciciarelli for the Oswego Health 2010 fundraising campaign. While I was aware of the many organizations the United Way assists in our community, my participation in the campaign truly enlightened me as to how far reaching the United Way of Greater Oswego County is. I was particularly touched by a video high school student Lauren Daniels presented which clearly illustrated the impact United Way has on so many individuals in our community. The more involved I became in our Oswego Health campaign, the more I learned of the various services United Way funding impacts. In the course of my job, I assist employees and their families with various needs and concerns. I frequently reference the United Way and Oswego City-County Youth Bureau Community Services Directory. This Directory has been a terrific resource for me while I am trying to provide help and alleviate concerns employees face with various life events – health, family issues, child care, etc. These employees have often returned to say the help they received from these organizations made a difference. That’s just one of the many reasons I find great satisfaction in dedicating time and energy to raising both funds and awareness for our United Way and I look forward to working with the other volunteers at the United Way Golf Classic,” said Concadoro.
Luber said Concadoro and Grimshaw, along with support from golf committee members, will match each volunteer’s duties with their skills and interests and make sure that the volunteers are as comfortable as possible during the event. “Some of our volunteers like to help out before and after the event so that they are able to enjoy golfing as well. We are fortunate to have so many wonderful volunteers who unselfishly donate their time to helping their United Way. We can not do it without them and I salute them for their efforts,” said Luber.
Scheduled for Friday, July 15th at the Greenview Country Club in West Monroe, The United Way Golf Classic is one of the largest golf tournaments in Oswego County and provides businesses and individuals with the opportunity to enjoy a fun day of golf and while helping to support their United Way. Registration includes a continental breakfast, a classic golf shirt, golf cart, 18 holes of golf, lunch, beverages on the course, and a steak dinner buffet following the tournament. There will also be plenty of giveaways and prizes, with each golfer being eligible for, longest drive and closest to the pin prizes. Interested golfers will also have the opportunity to sign up for the skins contest. Entry fees are $125 per person or $500 per team.
For more information on the United Way Golf Classic contact Lois Luber at 315-593-1900.