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Contact: Linda J. Johnson
WCA Hospital Public Relations & Marketing Department
(716) 664-8614

2nd Annual Vince Messina Memorial Golf Slated for May 30 at Conewango Valley C.C.

WCA Hospital
Committee members of the 2nd Annual Vince Messina Memorial Golf Tournament prepare for the upcoming event, slated for Saturday, May 30th, at Conewango Valley Country Club. Pictured left to right front row, Megan D’Angelo, Christina Slojkowski, Kathy Messina, wife of the late Vince Messina, Martin Messina, son of late Vince Messina; Joe Gerstel, Ed Morgante. Second row left to right, Brigetta Overcash, Linda Johnson, Pam Pullan, Jim Phillips, Russell Cusimano. Third row left to right, Cindy Tyler, Richard Tyler, Robert Storms, Tom Anderson, Patrick Damore, and Jim Pullan, Vince Messina Golf Tournament Committee Chair. Absent from photograph, Joe Bellitto.

Jamestown, New York (Monday, April 27, 2015)—Shortly after retiring from WCA Hospital after more than 35 years of dedicated service within the Radiology Department, Vince Messina tragically died. After his passing, Vince’s wife Kathy created the Vincent A. Messina Memorial Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to students enrolled in the WCA Hospital School of Radiologic Technology. Vince was a very proud member of the radiology school’s first graduating class in 1969 and loved his job, family, friends and the game of golf.

To watch the inaugural Vince Messina Golf Tournament, go to WCA Hospital’s You Tube Channel at

The 2nd Annual Vince Messina Tournament, to be held on Saturday, May 30th, at Conewango Valley Country Club, Warren, Pennsylvania, will help grow the Scholarship Fund.  There are still spots available for golfers. Fee for the 4-person scramble (net handicap format) is $100 per person ($40 is tax-deductible gift) and includes driving range, golf, cart, lunch, dinner and prizes.  To register, contact Joe Bellitto at (716) 483-7775 or email  Limited spots available; call today!

The registration and driving range will open at 11:30 a.m.; lunch will be served at Noon; and a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

To reinforce Vince’s love for the game of golf and to pay special tribute to him, friends, co-workers and numerous businesses and individuals have joined together to sponsor, play or contribute to the cause.  Ames Insurance is the proud sponsor of the event’s $5,000 hole-in-one contest.

If you would like to sponsor a hole ($100 donation), place a tribute sign on the golf course displaying your name ($50 donation), or donate a gift basket, gift certificate or gift, please contact Megan D’Angelo, WCA Director of Development at (716) 664-8423 or email Megan.D’ or Jim Pullan, committee chair, at (716) 665-2247 or email

A dinner buffet will be held following the tournament at 6:00 p.m. that evening. To reserve a dinner ticket ($30.00 each), call Megan at (716) 664-8423 or stop by the WCA Office of Development, located at 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown.

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