Margery Pawluk Golf Tournament

Pawluk Tournament Raises $9,000 for Cancer Patients

NAPLES –The 12th annual Margery Coughlin Pawluk Golf Tournament recently raised approximately $9,000 for the Margery Coughlin Pawluk Cancer Patient Needs Fund.

This fund helps patients of the Sands Center Center – on the Thompson Health campus in Canandaigua – with the unexpected costs of a long illness. It provides for necessities including groceries, gas cards, utility bills, specialized medical needs and even some home renovations.

Since its inception, the Pawluk tournament has raised a total of more than $100,000 for the fund, created in memory of a Naples resident who was a nurse at the VA Medical Center in Canandaigua as well as a mother of three. 

This year’s tournament was held June 9 at Reservoir Creek Golf Course in Naples. Tournament winners were as follows:

  • Senior Division  –  Bruce Didsbury, Richard Leschorn, William Levinson and Tom Pawluk
  • Mixed Division – Dave Ciprich, Joan LeRoy, Marty Sample and Susie Yarnall
  • Regular Division:
    • 1st Place Team – Chris Annesi, Chris Donnellan, Mike Sheedy and Chris Sherman
    • 2nd Place Team – Rich Baird, Pat Edgerton, Pauly Gregorius and Larry Vrable
    • 3rd Place Team – Gene Beaumont, Wayne Chanler, Frank Gendreau and Gary Pickering

UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute, of which the Sands Cancer Center is a part, served as a dinner sponsor at the tournament along
with the following:

  • Constellation Brands
  • Lakeside ENT & Allergy
  • Mitchell-Joseph Insurance Agency
  • Naples Rotary Club

Tournament organizer Tom Pawluk is grateful for the work of Marianne Albrecht, Jo-Anne Healy and Kathleen Higgins, plus the many
volunteers, community donors, local merchants and participants who made the event possible.

The 13th annual Margery Coughlin Pawluk Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 8, 2018.

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PHOTO CAPTION:  Patients of the Wilmot Cancer Institute’s Sands Cancer Center, on the Thompson Health campus in Canandaigua, will benefit from the $9,000 in proceeds from the Margery Coughlin Pawluk Golf Tournament. The tournament was held in Naples on June 9. Golfers included the Wilmot Cancer Institute team, consisting of, left to right, Jay Sittniewski, Sherry Sittniewski, Tom Peck and Rosemary Donatello.


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F.F. Thompson Foundation
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