Margery Pawluk Golf Tournament

Tournament Raises $13K for Cancer Patient Needs Fund

The 14th 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 $140,000 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 was held June 14 at the Reservoir Creek Golf Club in Naples, with 22 teams of four golfers, and more than 100 people – both golfers and guests – attending the dinner.

Tournament winners were as follows:

·       Senior Division –Gary Ambrose, Tony Bianco, Bob Reitmeier, George Scherer

·       Mixed Division – Dave Ciprich, Joan LeRoy, Marty Sample, Susie Yarnall

·       Regular Division –

o   1st Place Team – Roger Cole, Ed Obrochta, Paul Paterniti, Troy West

o   2nd Place Team - Chris Annesi, Chris Donnellan, Michael Sheedy, Chris Sherman

o   3rd Place Team – Nathan Glasgow, Maggie Kril, Rich Wall, Jay Yates

·       Closest to the Pin – Wayne Chanler (Men); Maggie Kril (Women)

·       Longest Drive – Paul Paterniti (Men); Maggie Kril (Women)


UR Medicine’s Wilmot Cancer Institute, of which the Sands Cancer Center is a part, served as a dinner sponsor for the event, along with Interlakes Oncology & Hematology, P.C.; the Mitchell-Joseph Insurance Agency and the Naples Rotary Club. Dick and Roxanne Leschhorn were the brunch sponsors. In addition, the Reservoir Creek Golf Club and Interlakes Oncology & Hematology each sponsored a cancer patient team, providing patients of the Sands Cancer Center with the opportunity to enjoy a day of golf with friends and family.

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. He says the 15th annual Margery Coughlin Pawluk Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, June 12, 2020.

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2019 Margery Coughlin Pawluk Golf Tournament
View photos of this year's Margery Pawluk Golf Tournament, along with our other events.

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F.F. Thompson Foundation
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