Golf tourney raises more than $14,500 to benefit Hospice and Palliative Care of Chautauqua County

The Family Health Medical Service’s 16th Annual “Home is Where the Heart Is” Golf Tournament drew 120 golfers. The event, held each year at the Chautauqua Golf Club, raises funds for Hospice and Palliative Care of Chautauqua County’s Robert Maytum Memorial Endowment. The fund benefits individuals who need extra assistance with the expenses of end-of-life care not covered by insurance.

FHMS employees planned and staffed the tournament, which raised a record $14,517.50 this year. Many local businesses and individuals helped to support the event as tournament sponsors as well as donating prizes for auctions and raffles. Big raffle winners of the day were Tracy Ecker, who won a 42-inch flat-screened television and Jill Trusso, who received the “Barrel of Cheer.”

The scramble-format tournament began with lunch, which was donated by local businesses. The foursome of Randy Henderson, Jack Voelker, Dick Redington and Dave Schuster placed first overall for the day. Dan Rumfelt, Simon Knepshield, Mary Burns and Jeff Ribbing finished first in the Mixed Division and Becky Fardink, Pat Otander, Carolyn Murray and Brenda Martinson were first in the Ladies Division. The event was capped off by a catered dinner and awards ceremony.