United Way Golf Tournament a Success

July 31st, 2012

53Fulton, NY – A field of 36 teams took to the links for a day of golf and fun in the 17th Annual United Way Golf Tournament, held July 16th at the Oswego Country Club.

“Everyone had a great time and the money raised will do much to help the many human service programs that the United Way of Greater Oswego County helps support,” said Resource Development Director, Lois Luber. “I extend a sincere thank you to our major sponsors; National Grid, Novelis, Oswego County Federal Credit Union, Entergy, CENG, and Burritt Chevrolet as well as the many other businesses, organizations and individuals who assisted us with the financial underwriting of the tournament. I also appreciate the hard work and dedication of the golf committee and our many volunteers who gave of their time and talents to help make the event enjoyable for everyone involved. Their efforts played a major role in the success of our golf tournament.”

The team from R.E. Davis & Son with an impressive score of 58 captured first place,team members are Tim Hammond, Dan Sova, Tim Davis and Jeff LaBouef. The team of HRW Construction and French Construction finished second with a score of 60. Team members are Mike Sheldon, Dwayne Walts, Audrey Myers and Dick Campbell.

Top individual performers were Dave Girard of Quaker Chemical & Kelly Sawyer of Custom Marketing Solutions, closest to the pin on hole 4; and Jocena Cook of Novelis and Danny Young of Shaw Power Group, closest to the pin on hole 18. Longest drive on hole 1, Vic Licatese of Team Cowboys and Tara Fitzgibbons of Pathfinder Investment Team. The team from Domino’s Pizza won the putting contest.

Cut line for RE Davis photo: The RE Davis team shot a 58 to capture first place at the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Annual Golf Tournament held July 16 at the Oswego Country Club. Pictured from left are team members: Tim Hammond, Dan Sova, Tim Davis and Jeff LaBouef

National Grid Supports United Way Campaign

July 29th, 2012

54Fulton, NY – Resource Development Director for United Way of Greater Oswego County, Lois Luber, accepts a $5,000 check from Walter Dengos of National Grid in support of the agency’s Annual Campaign. “”National Grid is proud to partner with the United Way in Oswego County to assist the great work being done every day in the communities in which we also serve,” said Dengos.

Breakfast to Benefit Stuff-a-Bus

July 19th, 2012

51Oswego, NY – The Clubhouse Tavern, in Oswego and Wiltsie Construction have joined together to cook up an idea to benefit United Way of Greater Oswego County’s annual Stuff-a-Bus campaign.

On Saturday, July 28th from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m., The Clubhouse Tavern, 126 West Second Street in Oswego will host a free breakfast. Sponsored by Wiltsie Construction and The Clubhouse Tavern, and coordinated by a committee co-chaired by Dan and Liz Dorsey of Eagle Beverage, the breakfast is available free of charge and is open to the public. All donations accepted at the event will benefit the United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus Campaign that helps provides area youth in need with the supplies they need to begin the school year.

“This is the seventh year that we have hosted this event,” said Robert McGrath, owner of The Clubhouse Tavern. “The United Way does a lot to benefit the youth in our community and we are happy to be able to support their efforts and help raise money for their programs. With the city filled with visitors for Harborfest we are looking forward to welcoming a big crowd.”

“We are very appreciative of the support we are receiving from Wiltsie Construction, The Clubhouse Tavern, and our planning committee,” said Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler. “It’s encouraging to see that businesses and community members recognize the importance of helping our youth and supporting their United Way. Last year our “Stuff-A-Bus” program served approximately 1400 students and we would like to help even more this year. I am looking forward to the event and I hope our community members join us for a delicious breakfast.”

In addition to the breakfast, the United Way will also be holding a drawing for a chance to win a mountain bike, courtesy of Eagle Beverage. Tickets are available at The Clubhouse Tavern and the United Way office, 1 South First Street in Fulton.

The Stuff-A-Bus Campaign, made possible through a partnership with United Way, school districts throughout Oswego County, and more than 20 business and organizations, collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.

The highlight of the “Stuff-A-Bus” Campaign will be a special collection day on Wednesday, August 15th when school buses will be at the following sites from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. to accept donations of school supplies from pens and pencils to notebooks and backpacks.
– Wal-Mart on Route 49 in Central Square
– Wal-Mart on Route 104 in Oswego
– Wal-Mart on Route 3 in Granby
– Kinney Drugs at 3318 Main Street in Mexico
– Kinney Drugs at 3873 Rome Road in Pulaski
– Kinney Drugs at 17 South 1st Street in Fulton
– The Hannibal Village Market IGA, Route 3 in Hannibal
– Fulton Savings Bank parking lot, Route 57 in Phoenix

For more information on the breakfast, or the Stuff-A-Bus campaign, or the drawing for the mountain bike, contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900.

Cut line for Banner photo: The Clubhouse Tavern, 126 West Second Street in Oswego, will host a special breakfast on Saturday, July 28th to benefit the United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign that provides less fortunate students throughout Oswego County with the necessary school supplies to begin the school year. The United Way Breakfast, which is free and open to the public, will be served from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. All donations collected during the event will support the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign. Pictured above from left are planning committee members: John Kelly, Mary Lou Ferguson, Laurie Kelly, Robert McGrath, Jim Schneider, Melanie Trexler, and Co-Chair, Dan Dorsey. Absent from photo are Co-Chair, Liz Dorsey and Butch Ferguson.

Cut line for children cover photo: United Way’s Annual Harborfest Breakfast to benefit the Stuff-A-Bus. Hosted by The Clubhouse Tavern, 126 West Second Street in Oswego, the breakfast, which is free and open to the public, will be held Saturday, July 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All donations collected during the event will benefit the Stuff-A-Bus campaign that provides less fortunate students throughout Oswego County with the necessary school supplies to begin the school year. Above are planning committee members Dan and Liz Dorsey with their grandchildren Owen Patrick (l) and Olyvia Rae (r)

Area Chiropractors Support the United Way

July 17th, 2012

52Fulton, NY – Chiropractors throughout Oswego County raised approximately $1,500 in support of the United Way of Greater Oswego County during their Patient Appreciation Day fundraiser held May 19th.

Sponsored by Oswego County Doctors of Chiropractic Representing The New York State Chiropractic Association, and coordinated by Dr. Richard Tesoriero of Tesoriero Chiropractic, the annual the event brings together Chiropractors from throughout Oswego County as they offer chiropractic treatments at reduced rates for the event. All proceeds form the day are donated to the United Way of Greater Oswego County.

“I would like to thank the doctors and all of their patients who participated in our annual Patient Appreciation Day, said Lois Luber, Resource Development Director for United Way. “I’m thankful that they chose to donate their time and talents for such a worthy cause as United Way.”

Cut line for photo: Chiropractors support the United Way. Area Chiropractors raised over $1,400 in support of the United Way of Greater Oswego County during their Patient Appreciation Day fundraiser. Above seated from left are: Dr. Casey McCaffery, Dr. Brent Tallents, and Dr. Franklin Perkins II. Standing from left are: Dr. Anthony Licatese, Executive Director of United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler, Dr. Richard Tesoriero, and Dr. Beth DuBois. Absent from the photo is Dr. Richard Falanga.