Margery Pawluk Golf Tournament

Over $13K Raised for Local Cancer Patients

The 13th annual Margery Coughlin Pawluk Golf Tournament recently raised more than $13,000 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 – who are undergoing active treatment and have identified financial constraints in dealing with the unexpected costs of a long illness.

Since its inception, the Pawluk tournament has raised a total of more than $128,000 for the patient needs 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. The assistance provided to patients through the fund helps with necessities such as groceries, gas for transportation to/from medical appointments, and specialized medical needs.

This year’s tournament, which raised more than any previous Pawluk tournament, was held June 8 at Reservoir Creek Golf Course in Naples. Winners were as follows:

  • Senior Division – Wayne Chanler, Frank Gendreau, Gary Pickering, David Carbonara
  • Mixed Division – Sherry Sittniewski, Jay Sittniewski, Dave Powers, Jarod Powers
  • Regular Division –
    • 1st Place Team – Roger Cole, Eddie Obrochta, Troy West, Paul Paterniti
    • 2nd Place Team – Steve Powers, Dan Heusler, Brandon Baer, Brian Scanlan
    • 3rd Place Team – Susie Yarnall, Joan LeRoy, Dave Ciprich, Marty Sample


UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute, of which the Sands Cancer Center is a part, served as a main sponsor at the tournament along with Constellation Brands, Dick & Roxanne Leschhorn, Mitchell-Joseph Insurance Agency and Naples Rotary Club. Tournament organizer Tom Pawluk is grateful for the sponsorships and for the work of the many volunteers, community donors, local merchants and participants who made the event a success.

The 14th annual Margery Coughlin Pawluk Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 14, 2019.

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 A Wilmont Cancer Institute Golfing TeamPHOTO CAPTION:  A team from the Wilmot Cancer Institute Participated in the Margery Coughlin Pawluk Golf Tournament on June 8 in Naples. From left to right are Amy Herman, Matthew Pacella, Tom Peck and Rosemary Donatello.

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