Oswego City Firefighters helps United Way Stuff-A-Bus

July 23, 2014

146Oswego, NY – Allison McGrath, committee member for the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stuff-A-Bus Campaign has announced that the Oswego Fire Fighters Association Local 126 is now collecting school supplies in support of the Stuff-A-Bus campaign at their main headquarters, 35 East Cayuga St. in Oswego.

Made possible through a collaboration between the United Way and Oswego County school districts, the annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects school supplies for children in need throughout Oswego County.

“We are very appreciative of the support we are receiving from the Oswego Firefighters Association,” said McGrath. “Committee member Jennifer Losurdo did a great job in bringing the fire department on board. Thanks in part to Jennifer’s efforts the involvement of the Oswego Fire Department will help to make our Stuff-A-Bus campaign more successful and allow us to provide as many children as possible with the school supplies they need to start the school year.”

Partnering with more than 20 business and organizations, as well as school districts throughout Oswego County, United Way is looking to stuff 8 school buses with school supplies so that children in need in Oswego County have the supplies they need to begin the school year. The highlight of the “Stuff-A-Bus” campaign will be a special collection day on August 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. School buses will be at the following sites 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

McGrath said that in addition to the collection of school supplies the committee is also holding a drawing for a cruiser bicycle donated by Dan Dorsey of Eagle Beverage. The bicycle will be awarded during a drawing to be held during the Stuff-A-Bus Harborfest Breakfast on Saturday, July 26th from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m., at The Clubhouse Tavern, 126 West Second Street in Oswego. Tickets for the drawing are available at the United Way office, 1 South First Street in Fulton and the Oswego City County Youth Bureau, 70 Bunner Street in Oswego. For more information on the Stuff-A-Bus campaign, contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900.

Cut line for photo: Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen joins members of the City of Oswego Firefighters Association in presenting a donation of school supplies to the United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign. The Oswego City Fire Department is currently accepting school supplies at its main headquarters at 35 East Cayuga St. Above from left are: Stuff-A-Bus Chairperson, Jo Ann Conzone, Jennifer Losurdo, Allison McGrath, Melanie Trexler, executive director of the United Way, John Geraci, president, Local 126 Oswego Firefighters Association; Miller McMillan, Giuliana McMillan, Fire Chief Jeff McCrobie, and Oswego Mayor Tom Gillen. Held annually, through collaboration with the United Way and Oswego County School Districts, the campaign collects school supplies for children in need throughout Oswego County. For more information on the Stuff-A-Bus campaign, contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900.

Golf Tournament Winners Planned Results

July 23rd, 2014

144Fulton, NY – A field of 46 teams took to the links for a day of golf and fun in the 19th Annual United Way Golf Tournament, held recently at the Oswego Country Club.

This year’s event featured two compete tournaments: a morning flight and an afternoon flight. In the morning flight, The National Grid team carded a 63 to capture first place.

Top individual performers in the morning flight were: Chuck Handley and Grace Burritt closest to the pin on hole 4; Jon Spaulding and Darlene Derocha closest to the pin on hole 18. Pete Cullinan and Grace Burritt, longest drive on hole 1. The team from NRG won the putting contest.

In the afternoon flight the Planned Results, Inc. team shot a 61 to finish in first place. Top individual performers in the afternoon flight were: Jeff LaBoueff and Aimee Johnson closest to the pin on hole 4; Adam Occhino and Diane Hudson closest to the pin on hole 18. Brian Kenney and Marion Ciciarelli, longest drive on hole 1. The team from Domino’s Pizza won the putting contest.

“It was a great day for golf,” said United Way Resource Development Director, Lois Luber. “Everyone had a great time and the $29,000 raised will do much to help the many human service programs that United Way helps to fund. “I extend a sincere thank you to our major sponsors; Exelon Generation, Entergy James A. FitzPatrick NPP, Novelis, National Grid, and Planned Results, Inc., 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.”

Cut line for Planned Results, Inc. photo: The Planned Results team carded a 61 to capture first place in the afternoon flight of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Annual Golf Tournament held recently at the Oswego Country Club. Pictured from left are team members John Schmitt, Kevin Riley, Roy Schaberg and Bill Lovine.

Golf Tournament Winners National Grid

July 23rd, 2014

143Fulton, NY – A field of 46 teams took to the links for a day of golf and fun in the 19th Annual United Way Golf Tournament, held recently at the Oswego Country Club.

This year’s event featured two compete tournaments: a morning flight and an afternoon flight. In the morning flight, The National Grid team carded a 63 to capture first place.

Top individual performers in the morning flight were: Chuck Handley and Grace Burritt closest to the pin on hole 4; Jon Spaulding and Darlene Derocha closest to the pin on hole 18. Pete Cullinan and Grace Burritt, longest drive on hole 1. The team from NRG won the putting contest.

In the afternoon flight the Planned Results, Inc. team shot a 61 to finish in first place. Top individual performers in the afternoon flight were: Jeff LaBoueff and Aimee Johnson closest to the pin on hole 4; Adam Occhino and Diane Hudson closest to the pin on hole 18. Brian Kenney and Marion Ciciarelli, longest drive on hole 1. The team from Domino’s Pizza won the putting contest.

“It was a great day for golf,” said United Way Resource Development Director, Lois Luber. “Everyone had a great time and the $29,000 raised will do much to help the many human service programs that United Way helps to fund. “I extend a sincere thank you to our major sponsors; Exelon Generation, Entergy James A. FitzPatrick NPP, Novelis, National Grid, and Planned Results, Inc., 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.”

Cut line for National Grid photo: The National Grid team shot a 63 to capture first place in the morning flight of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Annual Golf Tournament held recently at the Oswego Country Club. Pictured from left are team members Tim McNamara, Wally Dengos (Captain), Denny McCarthy, and John Byrnes.

Stuff-a-Bus Breakfast set for July 26

July 17th, 2014

145Oswego, NY – On Saturday, July 26 from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m., The Club House Tavern, 126 West Second Street in Oswego will host a breakfast in support of United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign. Sponsored by Eagle Beverage and The Club House Tavern, and coordinated by a committee co-chaired by Dan and Liz Dorsey of Eagle Beverage, the breakfast is open to the public. The suggested donation for the breakfast is $5.00 with all donations benefiting the Stuff-A-Bus campaign that helps provides area youth in need with the supplies they need to begin the school year.

In addition to the breakfast, the United Way will also be holding a drawing for a chance to win a Beach Cruiser Bicycle, courtesy of Eagle Beverage. Tickets, which are available through United Way, are $5.00 each with all proceeds benefiting 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, the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign, 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 August 20 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 Beach Cruiser Bicycle, contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900.

Cut line for photo: Committee members for the 9th Annual Stuff-A-Bus Harborfest Breakfast display the cruiser bicycle donated by Dan Dorsey of Eagle Beverage. The bicycle will be awarded during a drawing to be during the Stuff-A-Bus Harborfest Breakfast. Tickets for the drawing to win the bicycle are available at the United Way office, 1 South First Street in Fulton. The breakfast will be held Saturday, July 26th from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m., at The Clubhouse Tavern, 126 West Second Street in Oswego. The suggested donation for the breakfast is $5.00 with all donations benefiting the Stuff-A-Bus campaign that helps provides area youth in need with the supplies they need to begin the school year. In front from left are: Laurie Kelly, United Way Executive Director Melanie Trexler, Alison McGrath, Morgan Mears, and Liz McGrath. In back from left are: John Kelly, John Michael Kelly, and Patrick Barry. Absent from photo are committee members, Dan Dorsey of Eagle Beverage, Liz Dorsey, Bernie Coe, Robert McGrath of The Club House Tavern, and Jim Schneider.

Local businesses provide Silent and Live Auction Items

July 8th, 2014

139Fulton, NY – Golfers participating in the 19th Annual United Way Golf Classic will have the chance to bid on prizes offered by Oswego County businesses. United Way appreciates the opportunity to showcase products and services donated to benefit the “Conmmunity Fund”. The United Way Gold Classic that will be July 14th at the Oswego County Club. For more information on the United Way Golf Classic including sponsorship contact Lois Luber at your United Way office, 315-593-1900, ext. 202.

Breakfast to Benefit Stuff-a-Bus

July 3rd, 2014

142Oswego, NY – The Club House Tavern, in Oswego and Eagle Beverage 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 26 from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m., The Club House Tavern, 126 West Second Street in Oswego will host a breakfast in support of United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign. Sponsored by Eagle Beverage and The Club House Tavern, and coordinated by a committee co-chaired by Dan and Liz Dorsey of Eagle Beverage, the breakfast is open to the public. The suggested donation for the breakfast is $5.00 with all donations benefiting the Stuff-A-Bus campaign that helps provides area youth in need with the supplies they need to begin the school year.

“This is the ninth year that we have hosted this event,” said Robert McGrath, owner of The Club House 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, The Club House Tavern, Eagle Beverage, 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 Beach Cruiser Bicycle, courtesy of Eagle Beverage. Tickets, which are available through United Way, are $5.00 each with all proceeds benefiting 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, the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign, 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 August 20 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 Club House Tavern, 126 West Second Street in Oswego, will host a special breakfast on Saturday, July 26 to benefit United Way of Greater Oswego County’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 open to the public, will be served from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. There is a $5.00 suggested donation and all proceeds will support the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign. Pictured above from left are planning committee members: Jim Schneider, Ali McGrath, Executive Director, United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler, Bernie Coe, and Co-Chairperson, Dan Dorsey of Eagle Beverage. Absent from photo are breakfast host, Liz and Robert McGrath; Co-Chairperson, Liz Dorsey; Laurie Kelly, John Kelly, Chief Cook, Patrick Barry.

Oswego Country Club to host United Way Golf Classic

July 3rd, 2014

140Oswego, NY – Golfers in this year’s United Way Golf Classic will have the opportunity to enjoy one of Central New York’s finest golf courses, the Oswego County Club. On Monday, July 14, Oswego County Club will once again host the United Way Golf Classic.

In addition to hosting the event, Oswego County Club has donated a golf package of four rounds of golf with carts and Club Golf Professional, Jon Fowler has donated a 1-hour golf lesson as prizes for the United Way’s Silent Auction and Assistant Golf Professional, Will Weimer will host a “Beat the Pro” challenge.

“We’re pleased to be working with the Oswego County Club, said Lois Luber, resource development director for the United Way. “This is the third year that the Oswego Country Club has hosted our golf tournament. Our participants enjoy the opportunity to golf at the country club and appreciate the professionalism and courtesy they receive from both Jon Fowler and the pro shop staff and Chris Carpenter and the food service staff.”

“The environment and the staff at the Oswego Country Club have helped to make the United Way Golf Classic one of Central New York’s premier golf tournaments. As a result the Golf Classic, which is our biggest fundraising event, has risen to new levels of success. With every dollar of our Golf Classic being used to support human services programs in Oswego County the event has a tremendous impact on the lives of the many families and individuals that rely on these services.”

Luber added that there are no morning flights available, however there are a very limited number of openings for foursomes in the afternoon flight that tees off at 2:00 p.m.

For more information on the 2014 United Way Golf Classic, or becoming a sponsor for the event, contact Lois Luber at your United Way office, 315-593-1900 x202, or visit www.oswegounitedway.org.

Cut line for photo: Lois Luber, resource development director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County meets with golf professionals at the Oswego County Club in preparation for the United Way Golf Classic. Scheduled for Monday, July 14, the tournament will be hosted by the Oswego Country Club. From left are: Country Club Golf PGA Professional, Jon Fowler; Lois Luber, Planning Committee Member and Volunteer Coordinator, Kim McPherson of Galloway Century 21; and Chris Carpenter with Oswego Country Club Food Services. For more information on the United Way Golf Classic, contact Lois Luber at your United Way office, 315-593-1900 x 202, or visit www.oswegounitedway.org.