Golf tourney at CVCC nets $48,000 for Cancer Society

More than 100 sponsors and 136 golfers combined forces Wednesday at Conewango Valley Country Club to raise $48,000 towards the American Cancer Society’s mission of research, education, advocacy and patient service, a continuing increase in funds raised since the “reinvigoration” of the event the past four years.

In the process, this 44-year-old event, the second oldest in the nation for the ACS, surpassed the $1.5 million milestone.

Co-chairmen John Papalia and John Zawacki credited the benefit’s success to the incredible support of dedicated individuals and organizations responding to cancer patients and their families challenged by this disease. Former ACS Pennsylvania and Ohio chief executive officer Garry Pincock, claimed that no community in either state has had anywhere near the results demonstrated by the Warren event during his 33-year tenure with the society.

Golf prizes were awarded to four players in each of four divisions: gross, net, senior and Callaway, plus proximity prizes for each of the five par 3 holes. Continental breakfast, a grilled lunch and a served steak dinner were included for all participants plus beverages and snacks on the course.

Next year’s event is being planned for the first Wednesday in August.


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