The Cortland Country Club was the site for the Cortland Memorial Foundation
(CMF) 11th Annual Golf Classic. The event attracted 84 golfers, as well
as other invited guests, for a day of fun, golf, and fine food. This year’s
tournament raised money for
Cortland Memorial Foundation, which supports programs and services at Cortland Regional Medical Center.
Thanks to the generosity of its many sponsors, this year’s CMF Golf
Classic profited over $80,000. Since the first CMF Golf Classic began
in 2004, the event has raised over $822,000.
“We are extremely pleased with the success of this event,”
said Debbie Nadolski, CMF Executive Director. “The medical center
partners with many businesses, corporations and organizations on a daily
basis who enable us to provide the best care possible for our patients,”
she added. Some of the corporate supporters are from the Cortland community
while others are based throughout the region and beyond New York State.
A total of 63 businesses made contributions to the CMF Golf Classic. Eleven
of those contributed at the highest or “corporate sponsor”
level: Emergency Medicine Physicians of Cortland County; ENV Insurance
Agency, LLC; Excellus BlueCross BlueShield; First Niagara Bank, N.A.;
IPD:Engineering; Health Direct Pharmacy, Kinney Drugs Foundation; Prism
Healthcare Partners LLP; Strategic Financial Services; The Hayner Hoyt
Corporation; and Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP.
Dr. Patrick Hayes, a retired member of the hospital’s medical staff,
Thomas Gallagher, chairman of C.M.H. Services and Stephen Franco, former
Foundation Chairman, served as tri-chairs of the event. Plans will begin
later this year for the 12th Annual Cortland Memorial Golf Classic slated
for August 10, 2015.
“It’s great to be able to meet the business members who are
supporting the foundation and thank them for helping the medical center,”
commented Dr. Hayes. He and Tom Gallagher welcomed the guests on Monday
afternoon. “As one of the founding members of this tournament it’s
good to be a part of an event that’s not about whether you win or
lose,” shared Gallagher. “It’s all about raising funds
for the foundation, building comradery and bringing people together for
a good cause.”