Mariano Makes Four Year Commitment to Youth, Military, and Diverse Populations through PGA REACH WNY
EAST AMHERST, NY (March 15, 2021) – President of JAMCO Development Corporation and an avid golfer has been named a Trustee for PGA REACH WNY, the 501(c)(3) foundation of the Western New York Section, PGA of America.
Mariano, who built the new WNYPGA Offices at Glen Oak GC, has pledged over the next four years to PGA REACH WNY. Joe will join a new group of individuals who will assist strategy, fundraising and overall program support of the three core pillars for PGA REACH WNY.
“Building the current homesite of the WNYPGA and it’s hall of fame at Glen Oak GC, put me in a unique position to see first-hand the importance that Steve Bartkowski and the organization put on the community. I noticed this the most with the PGA Reach WNY program. I was lucky enough to be there the day that the solo rider cart for handicapped veterans arrived! It provided veterans that were unable to walk the opportunity to play golf despite any physical handicaps. That day is when I saw the full commitment that WNYPGA Professionals put into connecting our heroes with the great game of Golf,” said Mariano.
The mission of PGA REACH WNY is to positively impact the lives of youth, military, and diverse populations through the game of golf. PGA REACH WNY was created with a goal of providing support to various organizations within the boundaries of the Western New York PGA Section. Through the game of golf, the Foundation will work to fund and conduct programs supporting its mission, including the Western New York Section PGA Junior Golf initiatives and various other underprivileged youth golf programs. The Foundation will also conduct and/or support a variety of initiatives that serve the founding pillars: youth, military, and diversity in golf.
PGA Jr. League, the flagship youth program of PGA REACH WNY, is a game-changing opportunity to bring family and friends together around fun team golf experiences. PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. The PGA WORKS Fellowship aspires to be the most valuable entry-level employment opportunity for individuals from diverse backgrounds to gain experience in all facets of the golf industry.
“We’re honored that Joe has accepted a role as a Trustee & Advisory member,” said WNYPGA Executive Director, Steven Bartkowski. “Joe has been around the game of golf for most of his life dating way back to his bag room days working at Westwood Country Club. His passion to share his expertise and give back to the game of golf and the community it serves is inspiring. PGA REACH WNY is very grateful for Joe’s commitment to the long term strategic plan through our three founding pillars.”
About Joe Mariano
Joseph Mariano, grew up in East Amherst and his love for the WNY area and family has kept him here. Joe has an upbringing in a small family business and keeps those values when it comes to hard work, quality, and care for the name he represents.
Joe and his company were instrumental in making the WNYPGA home offices at Glen Oak Golf Club a reality. He and his team built a professional space that now houses the WNYPGA Golf Hall of Fame, WNYPGA Section Staff and PGA REACH WNY Staff.
Joe has been involved in all types of construction, learning from the experience of others he has worked with. He has been in the industry since graduating with a business degree at Mercyhurst University, where the baseball team has named the locker room in his honor for his playing days and generosity towards the program since leaving. Since graduating Joe has become a member of Transit Valley Country Club.
About PGA REACH WNY
PGA REACH WNY was created by local PGA Professionals in 2010 with a goal of providing support to various organizations within the boundaries of the Western New York PGA Section. Through the game of golf, the Foundation will work to fund programs supporting its mission, including the Western New York Section PGA Junior Golf initiatives and various other underprivileged youth golf programs. The Foundation will conduct and/or support a variety of initiatives that serve the founding pillars: youth, military, and diversity in golf.
Jacob Coles, PGA REACHY WNY, 716-247-6283, firstname.lastname@example.org