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Contact: Megan D’Angelo
WCA Director of Development
Telephone: (716) 8423. Fax: (716) 664-8336

ACME the Appliance Store Donates Television to 2nd Annual Vince Messina Memorial Golf Slated for May 30 at Conewango Valley C.C.

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Dan Hocking, owner of ACME the Appliance store and Kathy Messina, wife of the late Vince Messina are photographed with the television set that will be auctioned off at the Vince Messina Memorial Golf Tournament being held at Conewango Valley C.C. May 30th.

Jamestown, New York (Thursday, May 14, 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 the game of golf.

To watch the inaugural Vince Messina Golf Tournament, go to WCA Hospital’s You Tube Channel at https://youtube/vQCE6Itrskk.

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.  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.

ACME the Appliance store has generously donated a television set to the cause. "We at ACME the Appliance store are happy to support The Vince Messina Memorial Golf Tournament. We will always be thankful for the many memories that we shared with Vince and the positive difference that he made in so many lives", stated Dan and Beth Hocking, owners of ACME the Appliance store.

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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