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Contact: Karl Sisson
WCA Director of Development
(716) 664-8423
Karl.Sisson@wcahospital.org

Inaugural Vince Messina Memorial Golf Tournament a Great Success


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From left, members of the Vince Messina Memorial Golf Tournament Committee; Jim Pullan, Jr. (Chair), Christina Slojkowski, and Kathy Messina, present Cristie Herbst, Chair of the WCA Foundation, with a ceremonial $20,462.04 check representing proceeds from this inaugural tournament which took place on May 31 at Conewango Valley Country Club. The tournament benefited the Vincent A. Messina Memorial Scholarship Fund at the WCA Foundation to provide scholarships for students of the WCA Hospital School of Radiology.

Jamestown, New York (Monday, July 14, 2014)—The inaugural Vince Messina Memorial Golf Tournament, which took place at Conewango Valley Country Club on May 31, was deemed a great success. Thanks to generous sponsors and donors, and nearly a full field of golfers, the tournament committee announced that event proceeds topped $20,000, far surpassing the committee’s original goal. The tournament benefits the Vincent A. Messina Memorial Scholarship Fund at the WCA Foundation which will provide scholarships for future students of the WCA Hospital School of Radiology.

The committee also announced that the 2nd annual tournament is already scheduled back at Conewango Valley Country Club on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

After more than 35 years of dedicated service within the Radiology Department and shortly after retiring from WCA Hospital in 2013, Vince Messina tragically died. After his passing, Vince’s wife Kathy created a memorial fund to provide scholarships to students enrolled in the WCA Hospital School of Radiology. Vince was a very proud member of the radiology school’s first graduating class in 1969. Shortly thereafter, to reinforce Vince’s love for the game of golf and to pay special tribute to him, friends and co-workers joined together to create the Vince Messina Memorial Golf Tournament.

To make a donation to Vince’s fund, to begin a new endowment fund, or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities for next year’s tournament, contact Karl Sisson, WCA Director of Development, at (716) 664-8423. To learn more about the WCA Foundation, visit www.wcahospital.org/foundation.

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