East Amherst, NY, April May 4th, 2021 – The Western New York PGA and its charitable arm PGA REACH WNY are excited to announce a new partnership with Five Star Bank. The local bank has agreed to come on board as the Title Partner of the WNYPGA Junior Tour in 2021, showing their commitment to the community and the advancement of our local youth.
The WNYPGA Junior Golf Tour was created in 1999 by WNYPGA Professionals and provides an opportunity and atmosphere for juniors to enjoy the camaraderie, friendship, and sportsmanship of competitive golf at a series of premier venues throughout the Western New York Section of the PGA of America. Players in all divisions and all skill levels compete in a season-long points race to qualify for the season-ending Junior Golf Tour Championship that will be held at Stafford Country Club this year on Monday and Tuesday, August 2nd and 3rd. The goal of the tour is to not only provide tournament competition experience but also provide the kids all the life lessons that golf instills such as etiquette, honesty and integrity.
Five Star Bank Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Banking Officer Kevin Quinn said, “We are proud to serve as Title Partner for the WNYPGA Junior Tour in 2021. Five Star Bank is committed to investing in and supporting the communities we serve and our partnership with PGA REACH WNY is consistent with this mission, enabling youth in our communities to experience the game of golf and learn valuable life lessons including sportsmanship, focus, patience, persistence and problem solving.”
“We are grateful that Five Star Bank has made a commitment to the youth that are provided the opportunity to compete on the WNYPGA Junior Tour. As a not-for-profit junior tour we rely on community driven companies to help keep the costs of the events as affordable as possible to our players, while at the same time being able to provide a top class experience. We look forward to a long relationship with Five Star Bank as we continue to find new access points for all juniors in the game of golf,” said WNYPGA Executive Director Steven Bartkowski.
About The Western New York Section, PGA
The Western New York Section, PGA of America (WNYPGA) is a group of approximately 300 PGA Members and Associates serving the needs of golfers across Buffalo, Rochester and Northwest Pennsylvania. It’s charitable arm, PGA REACH WNY, through the game of golf, works 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.
About Five Star Bank
Five Star Bank is a $5 billion community bank offering a wide range of consumer and commercial banking and lending services to individuals, municipalities, and businesses through a network of more than 45 locations. We have a rich 200-year history and a bright future. We have a dedicated team of approximately 560 employees who work together in an environment of trust, integrity and mutual respect. Our customers are at the heart of our organization, where every interaction is an opportunity for us to deliver a friendly, professional, relationship-building experience. We take great pride in being a part of each and every community we serve and are committed to giving back through a variety of non-profit organizations and neighborhood charities.