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Contact: Karl Sisson
WCA Director of Development
(716) 664-8423

Jammers Hot Stove to Benefit Italian-American:
I-A Continues Commitment to Local Cancer Care at WCA

WCA Hospital            WCA Hospital

Jamestown, New York (Thursday, January 5, 2012)—On Monday, January 16th, the Jamestown Jammers will host their 8th annual Hot Stove Dinner & Charity Auction at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. with a cocktail hour and dinner is served at 6:00 p.m., followed by guest speakers and outstanding live and silent auctions.

The highlight of the evening will be guest speaker Steve Cishek, former Jamestown Jammer and current Miami Marlin pitcher. Cishek pitched for the Jammers in 2007 posting a 1.95 ERA. In 2011, his first full season with the Marlins, he appeared in 45 games, pitching 54.2 innings and posting a 2.63 ERA.

“We recognize how important it is for the people living in our area to have the best local health care possible,” explains Tracy Buck, Co-Owner of Z&M Ag and Turf. “In many cases, this care starts in the Emergency Department. So, we are very excited to make this very worthwhile investment in WCA Hospital.”

The proceeds from this year’s Hot Stove will benefit the Italian-American (I-A) Charity Golf Association which is committed to enhancing local cancer care at WCA Hospital. In 2011, the I-A surpassed the $1 M mark in total fundraising. This volunteer group of Italian-Americans is in the midst of a three-year, $150,000 pledge to continue their support of local cancer care through the purchase of a minimally-invasive lung navigation system which will result in earlier diagnosis and treatment options for lung cancer patients.

“The I-A remains committed to enhancing local cancer care here in Jamestown,” said Jack Munella, Jr., Chair of the Italian-American Charity Golf Association. “We are very thankful to the Jamestown Jammers for selecting us to be the beneficiaries and trust that once again our community will support us in our endeavors by donating auction items and attending this great event.” Hot Stove tickets, which include dinner provided by the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, are $30.00 for adults and $15.00 for children. Tables of six or eight are available for groups. To reserve your seat, please contact the Jamestown Jammers at (716) 664-0915 or WCA Hospital at (716) 664-8423.

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