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PGA REACH WESTERN NY CHARITY HOCKEY GAME
LOCAL PGA PROFESSIONALS PARTNER WITH RICH PRODUCTS TO RAISE $7,300 for SPECIAL OLYMPICS NY CHAPTER
Pictured L-R: Team Rich Products in Red and Team WNYPGA in White
On Friday, November 17th the PGA REACH WNY Foundation teamed up with StayRich to conduct the Inaugural Charity Hockey Classic. The game featured a team of Rich Products Corporation associates who played against a group of our WNY PGA professionals. The game was sponsored by two different organizations; PGA REACH WNY and StayRich. Both of these groups are internal organizations of each of the companies represented on the ice. The event raised $7,300 for the Special Olympics NY Golf Program.
For information about each of the organizations please see the short blurbs below.
PGA REACH WNY FOUNDATION
The PGA REACH WNY Foundation was created in 2010 by WNYPGA Professionals with a goal of providing support to various organizations in the Buffalo, Rochester, Erie and the Southern Tier through the game of golf. With a focus on benevolence, the foundation looks to fund various programs such as the Western New York Section PGA Junior Golf and various underprivileged youth golf programs. Another focus of the foundation is to partner with a variety of initiatives that serve the physically challenged, the Military, and female golf.
Created in 2015, StayRich is an internal group of Rich Products associates who came together and strives to support young professionals in their development and engagement by bringing them together to not only enhance their own Rich Experience but enhance the community they live and work in. One of the focuses of the group is to enhance the region in which our young professionals live and work to ensure a bright future for the community and organization.
The PGA Professionals Who Played Were:
Rosa, Marc (Wanakah CC)
Smith, Matt (Springville CC)
Decker, Jonathan (CC of Buffalo)
Viscardi, Andy (GOLFTEC – Rochester)
Gertner, Steve (Club Car)
Schneider, Don (Tan Tara GC)
O’Connor, Michael (The Kahkwa Club)
LaForce, Frank (Crag Burn GC)
Falkner, Tim (Crag Burn GC)
Bock, Joe (Hickory Stick GC)
Blair, Rodney (Transit Valley CC)
Wojtaszczyk, Josh (Diamond Hawk GC)
Antonucci, Dan (Niagara Frontier CC) (Coach)
PHOTOS FROM THE GAME