The clouds might have been gray and the skies may have cast a sprinkle of rain, but none of that stopped the record breaking 117 men and women who took to the links in the Little Sisters of the Poor’s seventh annual golf tournament on June 8.
Gathering together at the Scranton Municipal Golf Course to honor Msgr. John Louis, the golfers and sponsors donated a record breaking $19,212 to the Little Sisters. We are so grateful to them for their support of our mission of caring for the elderly poor!
Following a refreshment reception of fresh fruit, ice cold water, and crispy potato chips courtesy of DiMare Fresh, Inc., Hazzouri Brothers & Co., Inc., Nature’s Way Purewater, Wegman’s, and UTZ Quality Foods, Inc. respectively, the golfers hopped into their golf carts and took off like a shot to the greens at 1 p.m. as tournament co-chairman Gene Cosgrove officially declared the tournament underway. As the golfers worked their way through the challenging course, many of them used an extra measure of concentration on the second hole as they aimed to hit a hole in one to win a brand new car. Although nobody was lucky enough to win the car, we were lucky to have Burne Honda of Scranton provide our golfers with this wonderful opportunity.
After playing for just over four hours, the golfers worked up quite an appetite and feasted on a buffet dinner of caesar salad, ziti, meatballs, sausage and peppers, chicken, cake, and beverages as tournament co-chairmen Bob Blaker and Pat Sheridan awarded prizes to the tournament winners.
It really was a great day for our golfers and for Holy Family Residence, and it was made possible by the hard work and dedication of our tournament co-chairmen Patrick J. Sheridan, Gene Cosgrove, Chris James, and Bob Blaker as well as our dedicated committee members and volunteers: Aileen Alunni, Debbi Bean, Joan Blaker, Lisa Blaker, Charlie Butler, Kathy Campion, Jim Conaboy, Kevin Conaboy, Mike Crossin, Mary Densevich, Theresa Durkin, Joyce Gaylets, Tracy Genell, Mary Herman, Bill and Kathy Hughes, Pete and MaryCarol Kanton, Ann Kwak, Barb Marta, Barb Politowski, Joe Sheridan, Kim Simchak, Janet Skibinski, Cathy Skrutski, Donna Solon, Tim Speicher, and David Tressler.
We would also like to give a special acknowledgement to WNEP TV-16 and Lamar Advertising for all of the wonderful publicity they provided about the tournament as well as WNEP TV-16 sports director and anchor Jim Coles and meteorologist Kurt Aaron for taking the time out of their busy schedules to share the day with us.
To download and view our program from the event please click here. The program lists the sponsors, prize donors, and benefactors whose generosity helped make this event possible.
To view photos from the event, please click here.