DSS Spring Fling Benefits United Way

5/30/2018

DSS Spring Fling 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 8th Annual DSS Spring Fling Bowl-a-Thon at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton.

This year’s event was a tremendous success,” said John Ferry, coordinator of Child Support Enforcement at DSS.  “Eleven teams consisting of 52 bowlers as well as several others joined to watch the fun as we raised $1,786 for our United Way!

We really appreciate the work John and his committee did to organize the fun event,” said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath. “It is the second highest total DSS has raised with its Spring Fling.

McGrath added that the DSS Bowl-a-Thon is in addition to its workplace campaign, which raised more than $12,000 through payroll deduction and one-time donations. “DSS employees go above and beyond. It’s gratifying to know that they recognize the work of United Way and so willing to support our efforts. We are proud to count DSS employees among our valued supporters,” said McGrath.

United Way and their partner agencies are critical to the future success of our community,” added Ferry. “We at DSS support United Way because we see the tremendous impact it has. Thank you to all of the teams and staff members that supported our Spring Fling Bowl-a-Thon; the DSS Hospitality Group for co-hosting and our United Way fundraising staff who helped to organize the event.  I’m very proud of the support we receive from our staff, family, & friends for this annual event!”

Awards at the event were presented to team Alley Cats and team Nutter Gutters, which shared the Team Spirit Award and Gutterly Ridiculous for most money raised by a team, $325. Kathy Verdoliva was the winner of the 50/50 drawing.

Cut line for photo: Staff and friends of the Oswego County Department of Social Services (DSS) raised more than $1786 in support of one of Oswego County’s most vital agencies, United Way, as they participated in the 8th Annual DSS Spring Fling Bowl-a-Thon at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton. Shown here seated are Committee Members Meghan Rose-Trenca, and Candice Hutchinson. Standing from left are DSS Coordinator of Child Support Enforcement John Ferry, Committee Member Maggie Burtch, and United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath. Absent from photo are Committee Members Maria Burnswick and Jennifer Patrick.

United Way of Greater Oswego County Welcomes GJP Italian Eatery Oswego

5/9/2018

United Way of Greater Oswego County Welcomes GJP Italian Eatery OswegoFulton, NY – United Way of Greater Oswego County welcomes GJP Italian Eatery Oswego as a corporate gift sponsor for its 23rd Annual Golf Tournament. “GJP is a strong supporter of United Way,” said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath. “We’re pleased that once again GJP has chosen to support our golf tournament. Their generous donation will help us fill the ‘goody bags’ for the more than 40 plus teams that participate in the tournament as well as major and corporate gifts. We greatly appreciate the support we receive from caring businesses such as GJP Italian Eatery. Without their generosity our golf tournament would not be possible.

The 23rd Annual United Way of Greater Oswego County Golf Tournament features a 4-person team captain and crew format and will be held July 9 at the Oswego Country Club. Major sponsors for the event include Burritt Motors, Exelon Generation, National Grid, and Novelis. 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. Registration forms are now available at www.oswegounitedway.org. Corporate sponsorship and registration is available beginning at $750. Information regarding sponsorship opportunities for businesses and organizations wishing to be involved with the United Way Golf Tournament is also available on the website.  For more details regarding team registration, please contact Ali McGrath at your United Way office, 315-593-1900, ext. 202. Above are Larry Miller (l) of GJP Pizza and United Way Executive Director Patrick Dewine.