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LINKS Charity Prepares for 23rd annual LPGA Pro-Am, Scramble & Banquet at Moon Brook


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Members of the LINKS Charity Planning Committee gather at Moon Brook Country Club in preparation for the 23rd annual LINKS Charity events on July 28th and 29th to benefit local breast cancer care at WCA Hospital. Front Row (L to R): Elyse Hazelton (Truck Lite), Becky Van Riper, Angie Peck (Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant), Betsy Wright (WCA Hospital) and Elaine Short. Back Row (L to R): Linda Johnson (WCA Hospital), Brad Van Riper (Truck Lite), Jacquie Stewart (ALSTAR EMS), Jana Anderson-O’Camb (WCA Hospital), and David Thomas (ALSTAR EMS).

LINKS Charity LogoJamestown, New York (Thursday, June 26, 2014)—LINKS Charity is making preparations for its annual fundraising events at Moon Brook Country Club (Jamestown) on Monday, July 28th and Tuesday, July 29th.

Beginning Monday morning (July 28th) with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, the 23rd annual LINKS Charity LPGA Pro-Am will feature twenty-five LPGA touring professionals teamed with four amateur golfers. A limited number of spaces ($375 per golfer) are currently available for individuals and foursomes interested in golfing. As in years past, LINKS Charity anticipates a full field for this popular golf tournament.

Later that evening, the “LINKing Together” Banquet & Auction will begin at 6:00 p.m. Seats are available for this special event ($50 per person) featuring the ever-popular LINKS Auction, dinner provided by Moon Brook Country Club, and musical entertainment from Serendipity, an eight woman a capella singing ensemble. LINKS Charity is now accepting donated items for its live, silent, and basket auctions.

The following morning (Tuesday, July 29th) the LINKS Golf Scramble begins with an 8:00 a.m. golf clinic with LPGA professionals followed by a 9:00 a.m. shotgun start. Spaces ($275 per golfer) are available for individuals and foursomes interested in golfing.

Spearheaded by lead sponsor Truck-Lite and major sponsors Cummins, United Refining Company, ALSTAR EMS and The Bilicki Law Firm, along with associate sponsors Northwest Insurance Services and Jamestown Savings Bank, LINKS Charity is in the final year of a three-year, $300,000 pledge toward the purchase of 3-D Breast Tomosynthesis to aid in the diagnosis of breast cancer at WCA Hospital. In total, LINKS Charity has now donated $1,078,000 toward enhancing local cancer care efforts.

“To see our three-year goal in sight and attainable is very gratifying because 3D Breast Tomosynthesis holds so much promise for enhancing the detection of breast cancer,” says Brian Kupchella, President of Truck-Lite, the Lead Sponsor of LINKS Charity. “However, we need our community to come alongside us one more year in order to see this lofty goal become a reality!”

LINKS Charity, established in 1991, was co-founded by Mary Blair and Sondra Anderson. Their commitment and passion along with many benevolent volunteers, including Allen Short, Executive Director for the first nineteen years, has been remarkable. LINKS Charity continues in its mission to link the community, business, and industry together to enhance local cancer care at WCA Hospital.

To register for either of the LINKS golf tournaments or the “LINKing Together” Banquet & Auction, or if you are interested in supporting LINKS Charity with a tax-deductible gift/sponsorship, please contact Elyse Hazelton at 800-851-2812 or visit www.LINKSCharity.com to download the registration forms.

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