When members of the planning committee for the City of Fulton Employees Annual Golf Tournament met to work on the details for this year’s tournament, they wanted to ensure that the proceeds would be used to help youth and families in the Fulton.
To achieve that goal, they have chosen Catholic Charities of Oswego County as the beneficiary of their fourth annual golf tournament.
A native of Fulton, committee member and Department of Sanitation employee Mark Cole said he is well aware of the services Catholic Charities offers.
Cole and his family have been longtime supporters of Catholic Charities Emergency Services program having sponsored families during the holidays and, as a boy, he spent much of his time at the CYO program.
“Many of us have ties to CYO,” said Cole. “I started attending CYO when I was 10 years old and went there everyday after school throughout my teens. I had a lot of fun and met a lot of new friends.
“We want to make sure the money from this year’s tournament helped kids in our community and supporting CYO is the perfect way to do that,” he added.
Scheduled for Saturday, July 27, the golf tournament will be held at Emerald Crest Golf Course, Route 3 in Palermo.
Open to the public, the tournament will get underway with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.
Committee member Tom Schimpff said that this year’s tournament promises to be the best ever.
“There will be plenty of on course games, including longest drive, closest to the pin, and putting contests; plus a 50 50 drawing, door prizes, shirts for each golfer, and a complete dinner following the tournament featuring appetizers, prime rib, chicken, seafood and all the fixings from Tavern on the Lock,” said Schrimpff.
All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to Catholic Charities in support of the CYO program.
Additionally, the committee has announced that it will be doing something special for Catholic Charities Emergency Services.
“This year’s teams with the lowest score overall, lowest score mixed team, and highest score will be recognized in a special way,” said Cole. “Their entry fees will be donated in their name and used to sponsor a family during the holiday season through Catholic Charities Emergency Services program.”
A limited number of openings for teams are still available and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
Those seeking more information or to register a team may call Tom Schimpff at 430-4899 or Mark Cole at 402-6151.