Breakfast to Benefit Stuff-A-Bus

6/29/2016

UW Breakfast CommitteeOswego, 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 30 from 8:00 am – 11:30 am The Club House Tavern 126 West Second Street in Oswego, will host a breakfast in support of United Way’s annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign.  Sponsored by Eagle Beverage and The Club House Tavern the breakfast is open to the public.  The suggested minimum donation for the breakfast is $5.00 for adults with children 10 and under free.   All donations will benefit 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 eleventh 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.  We’ve enjoyed plenty of community support over the years and are looking forward to welcoming a big crowd.

We are very appreciative of the continued support we receive from, The Club House Tavern / Spencer’s Ali, Eagle Beverage, and our planning committee,” added Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Patrick Dewine.  “Last year we were able to provide approximately 1800 students with the school supplies they needed to begin the school year.  Businesses and community members coming together to help our youth and show support for their United Way and the way that we strive to help youth succeed is inspiring.  What better way to strengthen our community than investing in today’s youth, which will become tomorrow’s leaders.  I am looking forward to the event and I invite everyone to join us for a delicious breakfast.

In addition to the breakfast there will be drawings for a chance to win a Labatt’s Mountain Bike, courtesy of Eagle Beverage and a 12-foot Pelican Kayak courtesy of The Club House Tavern, both of which are on display at The Clubhouse Tavern / Spencer’s Ali.  Tickets for the Labatt’s Mountain Bike drawing are $1.00 each.  Tickets for the 12-foot Pelican Kayak drawing are $5.00 each.  There will also be a 50 / 50 drawing with all proceeds benefiting the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign.  The winners of the bike and kayak will be announced at the end of the breakfast, you need not be present to win.

Made possible through a partnership with United Way, school districts throughout Oswego County, and a number of local businesses 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 24 when school buses will be at the following sites from 8:30 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 Fulton
  • 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 Plaza, Route 57 in Phoenix

For more information on the breakfast, the Stuff-A-Bus campaign or the drawings for the Labatt’s Mountain Bike and 12-foot Pelican Kayak, 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 the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s annual Stuff-A-Bus Breakfast on Saturday, July 30 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am.  Proceeds will benefit the 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 is open to the public with a minimum $5.00 suggested donation per adult, children 10 and under are free. Pictured above kneeling in front are United Way Breakfast Committee members Robert McGrath (co-chairman) and Jim Schneider.  Standing from left are Bernie Coe, United Way of Greater Oswego County Patrick Dewine, Pat Barry, John Kelly, Laurie Kelly, Dan Dorsey (co-chairman), and Bill Tucker.  Absent from the photo are Liz Dorsey and Liz McGrath.

Local Companies Support to United Way Golf Tournament

6/8/2016

Local Companies Support to United Way Golf TournamentFulton, NY – United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Annual Golf Tournament is only weeks away and is welcoming a number of new companies who have stepped up to lend support to United Way.

New sponsors for this year’s United Way Golf Tournament include Barnhart Crane and Rigging; AmeriGas Propane; Penske Logistics, and Pathfinder Bank. “I’m overwhelmed by the outpouring of support we have received for our golf tournament,” said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath.  “I am pleased to say that we are welcoming a number of new sponsors along with several returning sponsors to the tournament and we are very appreciative of their commitment to United Way.”

These new sponsors are joining a list of dedicated supporters that include Burke’s Home Center, Fulton Savings Bank, Wayne Drug’s, Planned Results, and Quaker Chemical.  “Along with our returning major sponsors; Entergy, Exelon Generation, Burritt Motors, Novelis, and National Grid  there are promises to make this year’s tournament one that golfers will be anxious to be a part of,” add McGrath.

To be held July 11th the United Way Golf Tournament offer two flights of golf, an 8:00 a.m. tee off and a 2:00 p.m. tee off.  Registration for the four man captain and crew teams includes: golf cart, goodie bag, breakfast, snacks, and a chicken and steak lunch for the morning flight; Sandwiches, snacks and a chicken and steak dinner for the afternoon flight.

McGrath added that there are additional opportunities available for those interested in being a part of the tournament including foursomes, food and beverage and/or hole sponsorships.  United Way is also accepting items for the silent auction that takes place immediately following the tournament, for businesses that would like to lend their support at that level.  The deadline for registration is June 24th.

For more information on the 2016 United Way Golf Tournament, register a team, or become a sponsor for the event, visit www.oswegounitedway.org or contact Ali McGrath at your United Way office, 315-593-1900 x202, or via e-mail at aliunitedway@windstream.net 

Cut line for photo: United Way Resource Development Director, Ali McGrath and Campaign Assistant Kalyn Duguay meet with sponsors of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s 21st Annual Golf Tournament. To be held, Monday, July 11th at the Oswego Country Club, the United Way Golf Classic provides businesses and individuals with the opportunity to enjoy a fun day of golf and while helping to support the Community Care Fund for the United Way.  From left are: Connie Chrisman of AmeriGas Propane; Matt Davis of Penske Logistics; Michelle Murphy of the Oswego Country Club; Kim Stevens of AmeriGas Propane; Melissa Miller of Pathfinder Bank; Nick Melfi of Barnhart Crane and Rigging; Kalyn Duguay and Ali McGrath.  For more information on the 2016 United Way Golf Tournament, register a team, or become a sponsor for the event, visit www.oswegounitedway.org or contact Ali McGrath at your United Way office, 315-593-1900 x202, or via e-mail at aliunitedway@windstream.net.