Participating Golfers Chance to Drive Away a New Car Courtesy of Burritt Motors’ Hole-in-One contest

5/19/2017

Fulton, NY – The 22nd Annual United Way of Greater Oswego County Golf Tournament is welcoming major sponsorship from strong community supporters again this year, including Exelon Generation, Novelis, National Grid, and Burritt Motors. Participating golfers will have the chance to drive away a new car courtesy of Burritt Motors’ Hole-in-One contest. It’s one of the many on-course games that are a part of the tournament that will be held July 10h at the Oswego County Club. The tournament will offer tee times of 8:00 a.m., which includes breakfast and lunch, and 2:00 p.m., which offers lunch and dinner courtesy of food sponsors Eagle Beverage, MassMutual Investment Services, and Avery Rental Properties. Registration is now open for the 4 person team, captain and crew, tournament.

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities for businesses and organizations wishing to be involved with the event or team registration, visit the agency’s website at www.oswegounitedway.org or contact Ali McGrath at your United Way office, 315-593-1900, ext. 202. Clockwise from left are United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath; Kevin Dorsey of Eagle Beverage; Vice President of Operations at Burritt Motors Rich Burritt; National Grid Community and Customer Jurisdictional Manager Wally Dengos; David Mirabito, CFP with MassMutual Investment Services; and United Way Campaign Assistant Kalyn Dugay.

DSS Event Benefits United Way

5/15/2017

DSS Event Benefits United WayFulton, NY – Staff, family, and friends of the Oswego County Department of Social Services (DSS) gathered to show their support for one of Oswego County’s most vital agencies, United Way, as they participated in the 7th Annual DSS Spring Fling Bowl-a-Thon at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton.

The DSS employee bowl-a-thon raised more than $934 in support of United Way.  “This year’s Spring Fling featured a Fiesta theme and hosted 7 teams and 34 bowlers as well many more that joined us to watch the fun,” said John Ferry, coordinator of Child Support Enforcement at DSS.  “Thank you to all the bowlers and community members that came out to support the event, especially the DSS Hospitality group and our United Way fundraising staff that helped to organize the event.

Ferry added that DSS staff recognizes the positive impact that United Way has in Oswego County. “Several of our partner agencies rely on the United Way to help fund the many programs that are so important to our family, friends, & neighbors.  We at DSS support the United Way because we see the tremendous need here in our community and know that the United Way and its partner agencies are critical to the success of our community.

Cut line for photo: Staff and friends of the Oswego County Department of Social Services (DSS) raised more than $900 in support of one of Oswego County’s most vital agencies, United Way, as they participated in the 7th Annual DSS Spring Fling Bowl-a-Thon at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton.  Pictured above are members of the winning team, eBOWLA! From left are Tiffany Bivens, Staci Silliman, Lela Fuller, Cathy Livoti-Rice, and Malissa Phelps.

Kathy Fenlon Welcomes Ali McGrath to the Leadership Oswego County Class of 2017 / 2018

5/3/2017

Richard Shineman Welcomes Ali McGrath to the Leadership Oswego County Class of 2017 / 2018Oswego, NY – Richard S. Shineman Foundation Board Member Kathy Fenlon (l) welcomes United Way of Greater Oswego County Resource Development Director Ali McGrath (r) to the Leadership Oswego County class of 2017 / 2018. Offered through SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations, the program explores community trusteeship, leadership skills, current issues and networking to a diverse group of community residents. Leadership Oswego County prepares these residents to become the community stewards of the future. The group embarks on a nine-month course on Oswego County, its resources, countywide vital issues, and the skills needed to become community trustees. Graduates of the program are better prepared to serve the community in the roles of board member, citizen, employee or volunteer with organizations that serve Central New York. “I’m excited about being a part of Leadership Oswego County,” said McGrath. “It’s a great opportunity for me to meet tomorrow’s leaders and learn more about the community that I love.” McGrath is being sponsored through a discretionary grant from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation.

United Way to Tee off July 10

5/1/2017

United Way to Tee off July 10Fulton, NY – The weather is warmer and the grass is green; it’s time to add the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Annual Golf Tournament to your golf calendar!

One of Central New York’s most anticipated and largest golf tournaments, the United Way’s Annual Golf Tournament will be held Monday, July 10th. The tournament will once again be hosted by the county’s most prestigious private golf course, the Oswego County Club.

Now in its 22nd year the United Way’s Annual Golf Tournament has offered the opportunity for participating companies and community members to enjoy a fun day of golf while supporting one of the county’s most impactful agencies, the United Way.

United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath said the planning committee is busy putting together another strong golf tournament with some new additions.  “This year’s tournament will feature all the fun and on course challenges you’ve come to expect; longest and straightest drives, chipping and putting contests, and closest to the pin. To add to the on course fun there will be some new and exciting twists to the drawings, prizes, silent auction, the ‘goodie bags’ that each golfer receives, and other surprises,” said McGrath.

The United Way Golf Tournament offers two flights of golf, an 8:00 a.m. tee off and a 2:00 p.m. tee off.  Registration for all different team sponsorship levels for the four person 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. Additional amenities may be included depending on sponsorship level.

The United Way is pleased to see the returning support of its major sponsors.  To date major sponsors of this year’s United Way Golf Tournament include Burritt Motors, Exelon Generation, National Grid and Novelis.

McGrath added that there are opportunities available for those interested in being a part of the tournament including major sponsorships, corporate foursomes, food and beverage, and hole sponsorships.

The annual tournament is an ideal opportunity for golf enthusiasts of all skill levels to gather with friends to enjoy a round of golf on one of Central New York’s finest courses while helping to support their local United Way.  It’s a great day of golf for a good cause,” said McGrath.

For more information on the 2017 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. The deadline for registration is Friday, June 23.

Cut line for photo: The 22nd Annual United Way of Greater Oswego County Golf Tournament will be held July 10 at the Oswego Country Club.  The tournament will offer tee times of 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Registration is now open for the 4 person team, captain and crew, tournament.  Major sponsors to date include Burritt Motors, Exelon Generation, National Grid, and Novelis.  For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities and team registration, visit www.oswegounitedway.org or contact Ali McGrath at your United Way office, 315-593-1900, ext. 202.  From left are planning committee chairperson John Nelson of Nelson Funeral Home, United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath, and planning committee member Dave Lloyd of Novelis.  Absent from the photo is committee member Lynn Eggert of Novelis.