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! 


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.

YMCA’s Golf Tournament & Dinner Celebration on September 16th

The Greater Scranton YMCA’s 3rd Annual Harry P. McGrath Memorial Golf Tournament & Dinner Celebration will take place Friday, September 16th at Glen Oak Country Club. While the golf portion of the day is sold out (interested golfers can be added to a waiting list), the evening portion of the event is open to everyone, not just golfers, and dinner tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Following the completion of the golf tournament, the evening celebration will begin with cocktails at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner/program at 7:30 p.m.

Harry McGrath was a proud member of the Greater Scranton YMCA. He specialized in education law, advocating for the rights of all students, particularly those with special needs. It became his passion to improve the quality of education for children living in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Proceeds from the tournament will support the Y’s Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program, a six-week program serving rising first and second grade students who are struggling with reading and are attending the Dunmore and Mid Valley School Districts.

“Our dad worked tirelessly so that children in this area had the necessary tools to succeed in school,” said Betsy McGrath Ardizoni, Event Coordinator and Greater Scranton YMCA Board Member. “The Summer Learning Loss Prevention program is consistent with his goal of using his legal career to positively impact the lives of the children he was privileged to represent, and our family is humbled and grateful to honor his legacy through a program he would undoubtedly support.”

Committed sponsors thus far include:

  • Gold Sponsors: Universal Printing Company LLC
  • Silver Sponsors: Jen Ricci State Farm; Haggerty, McGrath, Collins, O’Rourke and James Families
  • 19th Hole Sponsors: J. Conrad Bosley Appraisal Services; NET Credit Union; Fellerman & Ciarimboli; Northeastern Envelope Company
  • Backpack Sponsors: The Perry Law Firm LLC; Vanston & James Funeral Home; Malone & Rosetti Wealth Management; Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates, PC; Topp Business Solutions; Titan Tree Service, Inc.; Atlas Landscape Contractors; Matrix Fitness; Fidelity Bank
  • Additional Sponsors: Thomas Lyons; P&W/Washo, Inc.; Energy Smart; Barrett Law, LLC; Alliance Wealth Management; Mesko Glass; O’Donnell Law Offices; Joanne Cantafio & Family in Memory of Anthony “Taps” Cantafio; Community Bank; A Gift in Memory of Cody Jude Barrasse; Shrive Law, LLC; Judge Robert Mazzoni; PNC Bank; Pat & Christine Philbin; Wasco Insurance; University of Scranton Athletics; Bender Private

Waverly Community House Fall Programs

Floral Workshop
What: Fall centerpiece make & take! Join farmer-florists Jenny and Ashlee on Saturday October 1st @ 10AM to create a fun fall inspired floral pumpkin centerpiece!
What to expect: 
Meet and greet with your local flower farmers
 Light refreshments
 Design Demo
Hands on experience arranging your own centerpiece

You’ll get exclusive access to fresh Autumn flowers from our gardens to create your pumpkin centerpiece that will WOW all of your guests this Fall!

Where: Waverly Community House Scout Room, 1115 N. Abington Road, Waverly 
When: Saturday, October 1 at 10:00 am 
Fee: $75 
Reserve your spot today at www.eastviewgardenspa.com/events

Destination Freedom Walking Tour
Tours begin at The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, Waverly. To register for a tour, guests can call the Comm at 570-586-8191 or email our Destination Freedom Tour Guide at ejmurphy@waverlycomm.org

Stop by The Comm Library
Enjoy our lending library.
We have an updated assortment of adult and children’s books.

Visit “The Upstairs Thrift”!
Our upscale thrift shop featuring women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing and housewares.
Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 10am-4pm; Saturdays 10am-1pm