To the Editor:
Golfers gathered for fun and friendly competition at Partridge Run Golf Course n July 13 for the 19th annual CPH Guilds Golf Tournament. This important charity event co-sponsored by the Potsdam Guild and Cantons E.J. Noble Guild proved once again to be a successful fundraiser for the Canton-Potsdam Hospital. The $20,000 raised by the event will be used to help to provide quality health care for the residents of the north country.
The Tournament Committee would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the many golfers who negotiated the course on a beautiful, hot summer day. Special thanks and recognition go to Kevin Maginn and his assistants for their help and cooperation, to Skip Wason and his grounds crew who provided a wonderful venue, and to Cantons local soup Nazi, Denis Walsh, and his helpers for once again providing a fantastic meal.
The success of the tournament is due in no small measure to the many sponsors who make it possible. The committee thanked the Partners for 2013: Kinney Drugs, PrimeTime Services, Inc., Dr. S.A. Mazzotta, NuMed, Inc., Alesco Advisors LLC, and National Grid. They have all been long-time backers for the Guilds fundraising efforts. Thanks also go to the Corporate sponsors who included Harbridge Consulting Group, L.L.C., Key Bank, Mohawk, S & L Electric, KPMG, St. Lawrence Radiology, and R.B. Lawrence Ambulance.
Hole-in-One sponsorship was provided by Healey Medical Practice PLLC, Mid-State Golf Cart, North Country Savings Bank, Pinto, Mucenski, Hooper, Van House & Co., Kuenzlers Dairy Equipment, and T.J. Toyota who sponsored the hole-in-one insurance. Hole sponsors were again generous in support of the tournament. The guilds wish to express great appreciation for their help and support.
Almost 100 golfers went home happy with prizes donated by individuals and businesses in both Canton and Potsdam. In such small communities, local businesses are asked time and time again to support charitable events such as this one. Still, they respond with generosity. Each of the prize donors deserves thanks and praise for helping to make the tournament a success for everyone involved.
Our last kudos go to the volunteers who helped the tournament to run smoothly and made it more enjoyable for the players. Their assistance and willingness speaks volumes about the commitment of residents to support the local hospital. In addition to committee members, thanks to Kay Russell, Cindy Quackenbush, Doris Smith, Judy Chase, Randy Bobbitt, Joan Young, Barbara Beekman, Pat Furgal, and many others.
Players, partners, corporate sponsors, hole sponsors, prize donors, and volunteersmany individuals working together to help provide the best health care for area residents. We thank them each and every one and hope to have them on our team again on July 12, 2014.
The CPH Guilds Tournament Committee
Mary Ellen Carvel