United Way Golf Tournament a Success

7/14/2017

Burritt Motors TeamFulton, NY – Sunny skies and warm weather greeted golfers for the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Annual Golf Tournament.  Held at the Oswego Country Club the tournament featured two complete tournaments; a morning flight and an afternoon flight.

The Eagle Beverage team carded an impressive 14 under score of 57 to capture first place in the morning flight. The Aapex Services team finished second with a score of 60.

 

 

Top individual performers in the morning flight were:

  • Closest to the Pin hole #4 John Vashaw / Deana Masuicca
  • Closest to the Pin hole #12 Bill Beckwith / Jane Hurley
  • Longest Drive hole #1 Kevin Dorsey / Elaine Spaulding
  • The Par-K Chrysler Jeep team won the putting contest with a score of 109

Eagle Beverage TeamSkins winners in the morning flight included the Oswego Valley Insurance Agency, Aapex Services, Eagle Beverage, and Exelon – James A. Fitzpatrick teams. The Blind Draw winner was the Quaker Chemical team.

The afternoon tournament was won by the Burritt Motors team as they carded a score of 62 to finished one stroke better than second place finisher Planned Results.

 

 

 

 

Top individual performers in the afternoon flight were:

  • Closest to the Pin hole #4 Bill Lovine
  • Closest to the Pin hole #12 John Schmitt
  • Longest Drive hole #1 Chris Dain and Linda Branch
  • The Doty Contracting team won the putting contest with a score of 110
  • The Blind Draw winner was Pat Jones and Lynne Eggert

 

It was a perfect day for golf,” said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath.  “Our Chairperson John Nelson and our planning committee did an excellent job to ensure that everyone involved from our golfers to our volunteers enjoyed the day.  The success of our golf tournament plays an important role in helping United Way fund human services programs that have a positive effect on our efforts to end hunger, help children and youth succeed and improve the overall health and well-being of our communities.

I extend a sincere thank you to our returning major sponsors Burritt Motors, Exelon Generation Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station and James A. Fitzpatrick Plant, National Grid, and Novelis well as our corporate sponsors; NRG, Pathfinder Bank, Planned Results, Penske Logistics, Quaker Chemical, Burke’s Home Center, and Fulton Savings Bank.

We are very appreciative of their support and their commitment to United Way.

 

     Cut line for Burritt Team Photo:  The Burritt Motors team carded a 62 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 above are team members Krishna Hill, Ryan DeSantis, Rich Burritt, and Alan Occhino. Major sponsors for the United Way Golf Tournament included Burritt Motors, Exelon Generation Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, National Grid, and Novelis. 

 

     Cut line for Eagle Beverage Team photo: The Eagle Beverage team shot a 14-under 57 to win the morning flight of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Annual Golf Tournament held recently at the Oswego Country Club.  Above from left are team members Zach Farden, Dan Dorsey Jr., Jeff Dewey, and Kevin Dorsey. Major sponsors for the United Way Golf Tournament included Burritt Motors, Exelon Generation Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station and James A. Fitzpatrick Plant, National Grid, and Novelis.

Breakfast to Benefit Stuff-A-Bus

7/7/2017

Breakfast to Benefit Stuff-A-Bus Oswego, NY – Pathfinder Bank is welcomed with open arms as they join The Clubhouse Tavern and Eagle Beverage as sponsors of the 12th Annual United Way Breakfast. Oswego, NY – Pathfinder Bank is welcomed with open arms as they join The Clubhouse Tavern and Eagle Beverage as sponsors of the 12th Annual United Way Breakfast.

On Saturday, July 29 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Club House Tavern / Spencer’s Ali, 126 West Second Street in Oswego, will host a breakfast in support of United Way’s annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign.  Sponsored by: Pathfinder Bank, Eagle Beverage, and Robert and Liz McGrath, owners of The Club House Tavern / Spencer’s Ali, 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 twelve year that we have hosted this event,” said Robert McGrath. “The United Way does a lot to benefit the youth in our community. The Stuff-A-Bus campaign is just one of the ways in which they do so and I’m pleased that we, along with valuable volunteers, can continue to do so. We’ve enjoyed plenty of community support over the years and are looking forward to welcoming a big crowd.”

McGrath noted that several local businesses are also supporting the breakfast by suppling meu items; including sausage from Maria’s Restaurant, home fries from Dahl’s Diner, bacon from The Office Tavern, and ham from Gibby’s Irish Pub. Breakfast will be prepared by Patrick Berry, head cook at Jocko’s Diner.

Thanks in part to the success of last year’s breakfast United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign provided approximately 1500 students with the school supplies they needed to begin the school year.

“We are very appreciative of the continued support we receive from, The Club House Tavern / Spencer’s Ali, Eagle Beverage, local businesses, our planning committee, and the many volunteers that make our breakfast possible. I would also like to acknowledge Pathfinder Bank as our newest sponsor,” said Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Patrick Dewine. “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, who will become tomorrow’s leaders.  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 Bicycle, courtesy of Eagle Beverage. Tickets for the Bicycle drawing are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. There will also be a 50 / 50 drawing with all proceeds benefiting the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign.  The winner of the bicycle will be announced at 11:00 a.m. during the breakfast, you need not be present to win. Tickets for the drawings are currently available at The Clubhouse Tavern / Spencer’s Ali and the United Way office, 1 South First Street in Fulton. 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 18 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
  • Tops Friendly Market, 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 drawing for the Labatt Bicycle donated by Eagle Beverage, contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900.

Cut line for 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 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  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 are planning committee members Patrick Berry, John Kelly, Laurie Kelly, Liz McGrath, John Michael Kelly, Kay Duguay, Robert McGrath, and Jim Schneider

United Way Day of Caring Benefits OCO Home

6/23/2017

United Way Day of Caring Benefits OCO HomeFulton, NY – More than a dozen volunteers and several local businesses donated their time and talents and displayed the true spirit of the United Way’s “Day of Caring,” to the benefit of a local home for disabled adults.

United Way’s ‘Day of Caring’ is a nationwide event,” explained Ali McGrath, resource development director for United Way of Greater Oswego County. “We haven’t had a ‘Day of Caring’ of this size in several years. I’ve wanted to do one ever since I joined United Way as an intern. Now, thanks to Rich Burritt, it was able to happen. It was amazing to see it finally come together!

McGrath collaborated with Rich Burritt of Burritt Motors, and a host of other businesses, to help beautify Oswego County Opportunities’ group home in Minetto. The home is one of several that are operated by OCO. These homes serve as a permanent home for individuals with a developmental or other intellectual disability.

Employees of Burritt Motors joined Dan Dorsey Jr., Kevin Dorsey, Christian Morgia of Eagle Beverage, Executive Director Patrick Dewine and staff of United Way, and OCO employees in beautifying the home’s yard and storage barn.

It was amazing!” said Andrea Griffis of OCO. “The group spent the entire day here. They raked and cleaned the yard, landscaped and planted a flower garden, painted our ramp to the house and cleaned out, painted, and did some repair work to our storage barn. They even cut down some trees near our parking area and spruced up the sitting area in our front yard. Those that live here are now enjoying the flower garden, relaxing in the shade and are thrilled about our new patio furniture, picnic table and gas grill that Burritt Motors supplied us with. I can’t thank them enough for all that they did.

While volunteers made up the workforce, it was the generosity of several local businesses that supplied materials. “We received outstanding support from businesses that went above and beyond in making this Day of Caring project possible,” said Burritt. “Nathali’s Nursery and Farm Market in Red Creek and Ontario Orchards supplied the flowers and plants; Castiglia Lawn Care and Lindsey Aggregates provided mulch and landscaping stone; Enwright Roofing assisted with the cleanup and removal; and Eagle Beverage not only had employees that volunteered but also supplied water to keep us all hydrated!”

The ‘Day of Caring’ was a huge success,” added McGrath. “It was the epitome of our mission in many ways. We hope to mobilize the community to volunteer, raise awareness and support solutions that address needs of the community. The ‘Day of Caring’ was just that. It encouraged people to come together and give their time and effort to a cause that maybe they weren’t privy to before. It brought attention to a huge part of our community, the group homes that serve adults with special needs. Leaving at the end of the day and seeing the residents of the house enjoying their yard and new lawn furniture was priceless.

Cutline for photo: Rich Burritt (kneeling, second from left) and employees of Burritt Motors recently collaborated with staff members from United Way of Greater Oswego County, Oswego County Opportunities (OCO), employees of Eagle Beverage, and several area businesses to supply the workforce and materials for United Way’s “Day of Caring.” More than a dozen volunteers came together for a day of labor for a great cause as they spent the day beautifying the grounds and storage barn at OCO’s group home in Minetto. Above are some of the many volunteers that worked on the project.

Local Companies Support United Way Golf Tournament

6/13/2107

Fulton, NY – Resource Development Director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County Ali McGrath has announced that Exelon Generation Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station and Novelis have joined Burritt Motors and National Grid as major sponsors for the United Way’s 22nd Annual Golf Tournament.

I am happy to once again have the support of these wonderful companies,” said McGrath. “Their presence as major sponsors helps to ensure that our tournament will be a full day of fun for our golfers and a great benefit for the many human services programs United Way supports.

To be held July 10 this year’s United Way Golf Tournament will be held at the prestigious Oswego Country Club. One of the premier golf tournaments in Oswego County, the event offers businesses and community members the opportunity to enjoy a fun day of golf while helping to support their local United Way.

The United Way Golf Tournament features a four-person team, captain and crew format and offers a choice of an 8:00 a.m. or a 2:00 p.m. tee off. Registration includes golf cart, goodie bag, breakfast, snacks, and steak lunch for the morning flight and sandwiches, snacks and a steak dinner for the afternoon flight courtesy of food sponsors Eagle Beverage, MassMutual Investment Services, and Avery Rental Properties.

It’s going to be an enjoyable day for everyone,” said McGrath. “There will be plenty of on-course games such as longest drive, closest to the pin, putting contests, and a chance to win an automobile with the Burritt Motors Hole-in-One contest. In addition to the on-course games there will be plenty of drawings, awards, and auction items.”

Team registrations for both the 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. tee times are currently being accepted and will be filled on a first come first served basis. Deadline for registration is June 23.

The United Way golf 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, now with a newly remodeled bar and dining room. It’s a great day of golf for a good cause,” added McGrath.

For more information on the 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: United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath meets with sponsors of the 22nd Annual United Way Golf Tournament. To 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. Registrations for the four person team, captain and crew tournament are being accepted through June 23. 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 Peter Orphanos of Exelon Generation Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station; Atom Avery of Avery Rental Properties and The Beacon Hotel; Ali McGrath, Jill Lyon of Exelon Generation Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station, and Lynne Eggert and Dave Lloyd of Novelis.

GJP Italian Eatery Oswego Sponsors Annual Golf Tournament

6/12/2019

Fulton, NY – United Way of Greater Oswego County welcomes GJP Italian Eatery Oswego as a corporate gift sponsor for its annual golf tournament. “We’re pleased to have GJP Italian Eatery as one of our sponsors,” said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath. “GJP has increased its level of sponsorship this year to $500, which will help us provide gifts to those golfing in our tournament. GJP Italian Eatery is a strong supporter of United Way, in addition to its sponsorship of previous golf tournaments GJP Italian Eatery also collaborated with Exelon on a family and friends plan to benefit our annual campaign. 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 22nd Annual United Way of Greater Oswego County Golf Tournament features a 4-person captain and crew format and will be held July 10 at the Oswego Country 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. For 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. From left are United Way Campaign Assistant Kalyn Dugay, Larry Miller of GJP Italian Eatery Oswego and Ali McGrath.

Nathali’s Nursery and Farm Market and Ontario Orchards Support United Way Day of Caring

6/6/2017

Day of CaringFulton, NY – United Way Campaign Assistant Kalyn Dugay (c) meets with Nathali Neal (l) of Nathali’s Nursery and Farm Market in Red Creek and Dennis Ouellette (r) of Ontario Orchards in preparation for United Way’s Day of Caring. Nathali’s Nursery and Farm Market and Ontario Orchards will be supplying the flowers and mulch that will be used to beautify the grounds at Oswego County Opportunities’ (OCO) Minetto Group Home. United Way’s Day of Caring, which brings community members together to volunteer their time and talents for a worthy cause, is taking place June 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For information on volunteering for the Day of Caring contact the United Way office at 315-593-1900 or visit www.oswegounitedway.org.

Burritt Motors and Eagle Beverage Support United Way Day of Caring

6/2/2017

Fulton, NY – Burritt Motors and Eagle Beverage have come together to help promote United Way of Greater Oswego County’s annual Day of Caring, Wednesday, June 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A structured event, the Day of Caring provides participants with an opportunity to experience the rewarding feeling of accomplishment that volunteering offers.

Rich Burritt of Burritt Motors and Kevin Dorsey of Eagle Beverage are encouraging employees to volunteer to get Oswego County Opportunities’ (OCO) Minetto Group Home ready for summer. Their employees will join United Way staff and community volunteers in beautifying the yard and the home’s storage barn. “We will be raking the lawn, weeding, planting flowers, and cleaning outside the house. Additionally we will be doing some repair to, and painting, the storage barn,” said United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath.

Materials for the clean-up and repair are being provided by Burritt Motors and Eagle Beverage. Additionally, Burritt Motors will be serving up BBQ for the volunteers and Eagle Beverage will be providing water. “We are pleased to have Rich, Kevin and their employees collaborate with us for our annual Day of Caring. It’s an opportunity for them to step away from their desks to provide hands-on volunteer labor and be part of a great day for a great cause,” added McGrath.

Community members interested in being a part of the United Way’s Day of Caring may contact Ali McGrath at 315-593-1900, or via email at aliunitedway@windstream.net.

Cutline for photo: United Way Resource Development Director Ali McGrath (second from left) and United Way Campaign Assistant Kalyn Dugay (second from right) meet with Rich Burritt of Burritt Motors (l) and Kevin Dorsey of Eagle Beverage (r) to discuss the details for the United Way’s Day of Caring. The event brings community volunteers together for a day of labor for a great cause. United Way’s Day of Caring will be held June 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900 or visit www.oswegounitedway.org.

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.