The Wright Center for Patient & Community Engagement to Hold Charity Golf Tournament

The Wright Center for Patient & Community Engagement (PCE) will hold its second annual charity golf tournament on Monday, May 13 at the Glenmaura National Golf Club in Moosic to support patients throughout Northeast Pennsylvania.

The captain-and-crew Dr. William Waters Golf Tournament will feature a shotgun start at 10 a.m., following registration from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. The driving range opens at 8:30 a.m. For more information visit TheWrightCenter.org/golf-tournament-2024.

The tournament is in honor of the late John P. Moses, Esq. a Wilkes-Barre native, influential attorney, and longtime philanthropist whose leadership was key in helping facilitate the establishment of The Wright Center for Community Health Wilkes-Barre Practice, the largest primary health center in the nonprofit’s network of 10 locations in Northeast Pennsylvania. The new Luzerne County location opened on Jan. 9, 2023, after the urgent relocation of its clinic from First Hospital in Kingston, amidst the hospital’s closure.

The Wright Center plans to name the Wilkes-Barre Practice building, at 169 N. Pennsylvania Ave., after Moses, who passed away on Oct. 31, 2022.

Moses’s son, Wilkes-Barre attorney Peter J. Moses, is honorary chair of the golf fundraiser. Co-chairs are: Linda Thomas-Hemak, M.D., FACP, FAAP, president and CEO of The Wright Centers for Community Health and Graduate Medical Education; and Mary Marrara, co-chair of PCE and secretary of The Wright Center for Community Health Boards of Directors.

“Renowned for his dedicated and generous service to multiple nonprofits in Northeast Pennsylvania, and also on the national stage as CEO of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, Attorney John Moses exemplified a remarkable life of integrity, generosity, and boundless dedication to making a difference,” said Dr. Thomas-Hemak.  “We are excited that our charity golf tournament will spotlight his tremendous legacy in business, educational, legal, and community enrichment efforts. His many meaningful contributions to the nonprofit sector can never be overstated. It is a privilege to raise resources in his honor to ensure everyone has equitable access to high-quality, whole-person primary health services, regardless of their insurance status, ZIP code, or ability to pay.”

PCE aims to improve the health of our communities through education, advocacy, and patient-centered services that help individuals overcome food insecurity, homelessness, and other factors known as the social and economic determinants of health (SDOH). Factors also include limited access to educational opportunities and a lack of financial resources. To address SDOH in regional communities, PCE’s team and volunteers hold community outreach activities, including nutritious food distributions of nonperishable items and fresh produce, coat and winterwear giveaways, back-to-school distributions of backpacks and classroom supplies, health fairs, blood drives, and other special mission-driven projects.

Last year’s inaugural charity golf tournament raised more than $40,000. The tournament is named after the late William M. Waters, Ph.D., who served as vice chair of The Wright Center for Community Health’s Board of Directors and co-chair of PCE. He passed away on July 21, 2022.

The entry fee for golfers is $275 or $1,100 for a foursome, which includes a golf cart, green fee, lunch, and beverage service on the course, followed by a 3 p.m. cocktail hour and 4 p.m. dinner.  Tickets for the dinner only are $100.

Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin, longest drive, and hole-in-one, including a special prize for a hole-in-one on a designated hole: a 2024 Honda Accord LX, courtesy of Matt Burne Honda, an event sponsor. Other event sponsors are: Audacy; Community Bank, N.A.; and PNC.

Various sponsorship levels, starting at just $300, are available for the tournament. For sponsorship details and inquiries, please contact Holly Przasnyski, PCE board coordinator, at przasnyskih@TheWrightCenter.org or 570-209-3275.

Women’s Resource Center to Hold Golf Tournament

The Women’s Resource Center is pleased to announce its Annual Golf Outing this September. Industry partners Erie Materials and Simplex Homes are teaming up to plan the WRC golf tournament at Pine Hills Country Club on September 15, 2023. WRC provides comprehensive services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties. The tournament is sponsored by Seven D Wholesale & Windows. The returning honorary chair this year will be Kurt Aaron of WNEP-TV 16 and his dog Ranger! 

FORMAT

Captain & Crew

Registration 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Shotgun Start 10:00 AM

Furthermore, WRC has received the National Purple Ribbon Award for Outstanding Youth Initiative from DomesticShelters.org, Alliance for HOPE. The Safe Dates & Healthy Relationships program supported primarily through EITC funding and grants was recognized as the top program across the USA. Using an evidence-based dating abuse prevention curriculum, specially trained teen/youth educators teach students about healthy relationships, communication, calming techniques, identifying feelings, red flags, boundaries, and how to help friends.

The Women’s Resource Center started in 2018 with one educator in the Scranton Area School District, and today have grown to serve thousands of students across all grade levels. They are now in 7 Lackawanna School Districts, 4 Susquehanna County School Districts, and 6 private schools! They also now have a program manager and three educators, with a need for another one.

Lackawanna College Hosts Annual Golf Tournament for 2023

The Lackawanna College Athletics Department will have a golf tournament fundraiser to support student athletes through various athletic department programming. It will take place Monday, June 5, 2023 at 1:00 p.m at the Elmhurst Country Club in 319 Gardner Rd, Moscow, PA 18444.

The tournament starts with registration and lunch at 11:30 a.m. in the club house, followed by a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. Hole sponsors, closest-to-the-pin contests, longest drive competitions, and more door prizes and raffles will be available for all attendees. At 6:00 p.m., dinner will be in the club house, with prizes awarded and raffle items drawn.

The tournament is open to teams of four and individual golfers.

Youth For Christ To Host Golf Classic Tournament

The Youth For Christ will be hosting their annual Golf Classic on Monday, August 28th, 2023 at the StoneHedge Golf Course. The registration will begin at 10:00 am and will start at 11:00 am. The dinner and awards portion of this event is anticipated to begin 4:00 pm. The registration includes breakfast, dinner, green fee and carts, door prizes, novelty holes, and tournament swag.

Contact Caleb Hicks at 570-351-4819 for Sponsorship Information

Ritz Theater & Performing Arts Center Golf Tournament

1st Annual Ritz Theater and Performing Arts Center Golf Tournament Fundraiser to benefit the Creative and Performing Arts Academy’s children in theater. Join us for a great day for the game of golf…and all for a great cause: the arts and education! Proceeds benefit artistic and educational endeavors of the Ritz Theater & Performing Arts Center, home of the Creative & Performing Arts Center. DATE AND TIME: Shotgun Start May 20, 2023 @9AM-3PM LOCATION: Rock Creek Golf Course, 2783 PA-374, Nicholson, PA 18446 Questions? Contact us smelcher@ritzpac.com / 570.252.4156 TICKETS: 4-man Captain and Crew format. Sign up your team of 4 for $260 ($65 per person). Person registering will be considered team captain and will be contacted with any changes or questions. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. INFORMATION: Gather around donuts and coffee in the clubhouse to go over rules. Snacks and beverages will be available throughout the game. There will be a dinner to follow. Event will include prizes, raffles, games, and more.

Johnson College to Host 30th Annual Golf Tournament

Johnson College will host its 30th Annual golf tournament on Friday, May 19, 2023, at the Pine Hills Country Club in Taylor, PA. In observance of the 30th anniversary, this year’s tournament will feature added anniversary course competitions, raffle prize drawing, and a BBQ dinner for all to enjoy. 

All proceeds from the annual golf tournament support the Johnson College Presidential Scholarship Fund. Last year’s tournament raised more than $47,000 to support the Presidential Scholarship Fund. The scholarships are presented each fall to full-time students demonstrating financial need to finish their educational journey.

To learn more about this event or to register to golf, visit johnson.edu/golf.

Sponsors of this event to date include:

Presenting Sponsor: Gerrity’s Supermarkets

Gold Sponsors: Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, Fastenal Company, L.R. Costanzo Company, Inc., Peoples Security Bank & Trust, Pepsi, PNC Bank, Simplex Homes, Vacendak Construction.

Silver Sponsor: Cable Associates, Toyota of Scranton

Cart Sponsor: ShopRite

Golfer Gift Sponsor: Troy Mechanical, Inc.

Breakfast Sponsor: Action Lift

Lunch Sponsor: Sordoni Construction Services, Inc.

Cocktail Hour Sponsor: Topp Business Solutions

Dinner Sponsor: Stevens & Lee

Hole-In-One Sponsor: Tasca Ford

Mulligan Sponsor: American Eagle Outfitters

Exclusive Tee Sponsors: Ability Recovery Service, LLC, CP3 Energy Systems, I.B.E.W Local #81, Knowles Associates, LLC, Milnes Engineering, NRG Controls North, Inc., Waste Management.

Presidential Scholarship Sponsors: Candy Frye, Citizens Savings Bank, Fiorelli Catering, Highland Associates

Pot O’Gold Sponsor: Nunzi’s Advertising

Platinum Marketing Sponsor: Condron Sweda Advertising

Advertising Sponsor: Lamar Advertising

Gold Print Sponsor: Sprint Print, Inc.

SACF NEPA Invitational Hosted by Pro Golfer

Scranton Area Community Foundation

The second annual NEPA Invitational charity event, hosted by professional golfer Brandon Matthews, will be held at the Country Club of Scranton on October 14 – 16, 2022.

The NEPA Invitational is a pro-am golf tournament that hosts professionals, high-level amateurs, and golf aficionados. Spectators are welcomed and encouraged.

Brandon Matthews, professional golfer on the PGA Tour, was born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania. A Pittston Area graduate, Matthews established the NEPA Invitational Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation to raise money for charitable endeavors.

“The Scranton Area Community Foundation is proud to work with Brandon Matthews through the NEPA Invitational Fund,” stated Laura Ducceschi, President and CEO of the Scranton Area Community Foundation. “We are grateful Brandon chose to partner with the Scranton Area Community Foundation to help to carry out his charitable goals. His desire to give back will truly make a difference right here in our communities,” she added.

The inaugural NEPA Invitational event, which took place last year, raised over $50,000 to support local charities.

“We are incredibly proud to be hosting the NEPA Invitational for the second year that brings incredible talent to the area to compete in this event as we continue the longstanding tradition for many years to come,” stated Matthews.

The 2nd Annual NEPA Invitational will kick off with a ‘Dinner with the Pros’ event on Friday, October 14, at the Country Club of Scranton. Tickets for the dinner are $300 per person and can be purchased online at www.nepainvitational.com. Dinner, live entertainment, and a live auction are included.

This year, proceeds from the NEPA Invitational will support Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital through the Scranton Area Community Foundation. “Geisinger Pediatrics is deeply committed to providing exemplary health care for children and delivering that care with authentic kindness. We promise to keep the child at the center of everything we do, and that applies to the tens of thousands of patients we care for each year across Northeast Pennsylvania. We rely on community partners to help us respond to the evolving needs of families across the region, and we’re grateful to Brandon Matthews and all the leadership and supporters of the NEPA Invitational,” stated Frank Maffei, MD, Geisinger Chair of Pediatrics. “This support helps Geisinger Pediatrics and the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital to deliver family-centered pediatric care that is driven by best practice, innovation and compassion.”

Tickets to the NEPA Invitational are available at www.nepainvitational.com. Sponsorships and donations are welcome. Spectators are welcome and can attend for free to watch on October 15 and 16.