Golf tourney benefits St. Luke sites

Getting Ready To Go! Pictured (left to right) is St. Francis Commons resident Jane Sidman and Activities Director Peggy LiVoti, as they prepare to tour the golf course in preparation for the annual St. Luke -Francis Boyce Memorial Charity Golf Tournament taking place at Battle Island Golf Course on Saturday, Aug. 9.
Getting Ready To Go! Pictured (left to right) is St. Francis Commons resident Jane Sidman and Activities Director Peggy LiVoti, as they prepare to tour the golf course in preparation for the annual St. Luke -Francis Boyce Memorial Charity Golf Tournament taking place at Battle Island Golf Course on Saturday, Aug. 9.

The 17th edition of the St. Luke-Francis Boyce Memorial Charity Golf Tournament hits the links Saturday Aug. 9 at Battle Island Golf Course.

There is an 8 a.m. “shot gun” start. The four-person “Captain & Crew” tournament attracts both serious and novice golf teams alike– with prizes awarded in both categories.

The tournament entry fee is $80 per person, which includes greens fees, cart and on-course games, with lunch and awards following the tourney at the Battle Island Club House Café. 

The field will be limited to the first 25 teams to register. 

Proceeds from the event benefit those served by the St. Luke Family of Caring; affiliated not-for-profit organizations St. Luke Health Services, Bishop’s Commons and St. Francis Commons in Oswego, and Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton.

“Since its inception, our charity golf event has raised well over a hundred thousand dollars, enabling our not-for-profit affiliates to provide unique opportunities for those in our care at all four of our locations here in Oswego County,” said Greg Osetek, director of community relations at St. Luke and one of the tournament’s organizers.

Proceeds from the annual charity golf tournament provide financial resources in support of the “Don’t Stop Wishing” program. The organization-wide initiative at all four affiliates helps enhance the quality of life enjoyed by residents and maintains connections with the community by sponsoring trips, activities and events throughout the year.

A $20,000 Hole-In One Contest sponsored by The House Works, and putting contest courtesy of Harbor Pharmacy are some of the popular “on-course” games taking place at the event. An optional “skins” game is also a part of the competition.

The charity golf tournament honors the late Francis Boyce, first administrator of St. Luke Health Services and past president of the board of directors. 

An avid golfer, Boyce helped shape the St. Luke organization during his 35-year  tenure with the nonprofit healthcare provider.

 For more information about the event, to register to golf or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact St. Luke Health Services at 342-3166, or visit the St. Luke website page at stlukehs.com, look under the “Giving” tab.

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