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

Marie Barone Memorial Women’s Golf Committee Announces Tournament Details & Major Sponsor:
Proceeds to Benefit Local Women’s Cancer Care through the WCA Foundation

WCA Hospital
(L to R) Karen Williams – ALSTAR EMS Business Development Manager, Patty (Barone) Hurtack – Tournament Chair, and Karl Sisson - WCA Director of Development, announce the details for the 19th annual Marie Barone Memorial Women’s Golf Tournament at South Hills Country Club on Monday, June 24th and welcome ALSTAR EMS as the tournament’s first major sponsor. Proceeds from this event will once again support the Marie Barone Memorial Fund, an endowment fund with the WCA Foundation to benefit local women’s cancer care at WCA Hospital.

Jamestown, New York (Wednesday, May 1, 2013)—The Marie Barone Memorial Women’s Golf Tournament Committee has announced that sponsorships and registrations are now being accepted for the 19th annual tournament which will be held on Monday, June 24, at South Hills Country Club in Jamestown.

“As the Barone family carries on the legacy of my mother, Marie, we remain committed to supporting local women’s cancer care,” says Patty Hurtack, Tournament Chair. “The money we raise stays here.”

Since 1995, more than $117,000 has been raised by this annual tournament, including over $9,300 in 2012. For the third year in a row, all of the proceeds from this charity golf tournament will grow the Marie Barone Memorial Fund, an endowment fund at the WCA Foundation which will be utilized to assist in the diagnosis, care, and treatment of local female cancer patients at WCA Hospital.

The Committee also announced the addition of the tournament’s first major sponsor, ALSTAR EMS. As a division of W.C.A. Services Corporation, ALSTAR EMS was established in 1985. It was initially created to provide medical transportation to and from WCA Hospital, but has significantly broadened its service area in recent years. Highly-qualified emergency response professional now respond to more than 17,000 calls per year from ambulance bases in both Jamestown and Dunkirk. To learn more, visit

“We are honored to serve as a Major Sponsor of this local event and great cause,” says Karen Williams, Business Development Manager for ALSTAR EMS. “This support emphasizes that we are here for our community.”

For more information regarding the Marie Barone Memorial Women’s Golf Tournament, including available sponsorships and participation, please contact Patty Hurtack at (716) 488-0580 or

To make a gift to support the growth of the Marie Barone Memorial Fund, please make checks payable to: WCA Foundation, and mail your tax-deductible gift to: P.O. Box 840, Jamestown, New York 14702-0840. If you have an interest in creating an endowment fund of your own, please contact Karl Sisson, WCA Director of Development, at (716) 664-8423 or

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