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To The Editor:

On behalf of the HEART Committee (Claxton-Hepburn Employees Always Reaching for Tomorrow), the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation and the Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center we would like to thank all those involved in making the 12th annual No-Tap Bowling for Bucks Tournament a special and memorable event.

One hundred ten bowlers raised nearly $13,000 from employees, friends and businesses. All proceeds will go back to the medical center for equipment and supplies via the HEART Committee Fund.

Four of the 22 teams bowling were made up mostly or entirely of non-CHMC employees – Pinterest, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union – Commerce Park, SLFCU – State Street, and Mackers.

We would especially like to thank these teams and their bowlers for their incredible support to the CHMC HEART Committee.

We would like to especially thank the following businesses and individuals who donated prizes for the event: 31 Party, Big Cheese Pizza, Bradley’s Service, Buster’s Sports Bar & Restaurant, CHMC Auxiliary Gift Shop, CHMC Auxiliary, CHMC Community Relations Department, Cindy’s Cake Shop, Clark Dishaw, Cobblestone Gifts, Debbie Barr, , Donna Garvey Jewelry, Eye Candy, Fox & Murray Funeral Home, Freight House Restaurant, Gary & Aileen’s Hairstyling, Glow Skincare & Spa, Gouverneur Business Women, Greg Garvey, Jacobs Land Survey, Jessica Garvey, John Morrow, Jreck Sub Shop, Karen Cole, Kathy Kakes, Little Caesars of Ogdensburg, Little Italy’s, Maple City Auto, Mary Polniak, Party-Lite-Vicky Sharpe, Peebles, Pepsi Cola Ogdensburg Bottlers, Inc., Pizza Hut, Ronda Jacobs, Richard E. Winter Cancer Treatment Center, Sergie’s Canton Italian Restaurant, Sholette’s Liquor, Simple Pleasures, St. Lawrence University Bookstore, The Busy Corner Café, The Club, The Corporate, Center, The Cutting Edge Salon, The Dirty Gringo, and Uniform Professionals.

Winners at the event were:

The Unbowlievables (Vicki Bruyere, Vicky Sharpe, Jeselyn Kennedy, Jim Flood, Jill Sweeney) walked away with the two top honors – the trophy for the Top Fundraising Team ($2,293) and the trophy for the Tournament Champions – a combined score for bowling and funds raised of 3,678.

The runner-up team for fundraising was Mackers (Jeremy McDonald, Andy DeDekker, Fred McDonald, Flyer McDonald, Jarod McDonald).Special kudos to this all non-CHMC employee team who did such an outstanding job helping the HEART Committee raise $1,360.

Fundraising Honorable Mention goes to the The Adjusting Entries (Andy Impaglia, Kelly Tiernan, Liz Testani, Shannon Sullivan, Dave Ferris); Mansion Maniacs (Cindy Clusen, Steve Krauz, Mike Wheeler, Mary Michaels, Jim Michaels); and the Premadonnas (Stefany Carville, Amanda Barr, Shannon Bobb, Kathy Ritchie, Rachelle Cole).

Awards for the Top Individual Fund Raisers: 1st Place: Vicky Sharpe ($1,660.00),

2nd Place: Jeremy McDonald ($1260.00), and 3rd Place: Stefany Carville ($502.50). Again, thank you Jeremy for your outstanding effort in helping the HEART Committee.

Top Scratch Bowling Team prize went to Mackers (Jeremy McDonald, Andy DeDekker, Fred McDonald, Flyer McDonald, Jarod McDonald). Not only can they raisemoney; they really can bowl!

Best Dressed Team –went to the Premadonnas (Stefany Carville, Amanda Barr, Shannon Bobb, Kathy Richey, Rachelle Cole)

And the winner of the 50/50 Raffle for $302.50 was Kelley Tiernan.

A special thank you to the Smith family (Ty Sr., Ty, Jr and Aaron) for their hospitality and generosity during the last 12 years that they have helped make this a very special afternoon of fun for the bowlers. Thanks also to the CHMC HEART Committee members who helped manage the event on Saturday.

A huge thank-you to all the volunteers who helped raise funds, worked at the event and to all those who sponsored bowlers contributing to a very successful tournament. Without your support we would not have raised nearly $13,000 for the CHMC HEART Committee.

Jim Michaels

Assistant Director

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center Foundation

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