Little Sisters of the Poor Host Annual Golf Tournament

golfThe Little Sisters of the Poor will host their eleventh annual golf tournament Saturday, June 10, at the Scranton Municipal Golf Course, Mount Cobb.

Golf tournament registration begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The format is captain and crew. Singles will be placed on a team. The cost is $100 per golfer which includes green fees, use of a cart, an official tournament shirt, a gift bag, a pre-tournament refreshment reception, a light meal during the tournament and a post-tournament dinner at the course clubhouse. Golfers will also have a chance to win prizes based on their performance in the tournament including a new car courtesy of Matt Burne Honda in Scranton.

Several types of golf and sponsorship packages, which are great advertising vehicles, are also available including hole signs for $100 and sponsorships of $250, $500, $750 and $1,000. There also will be a grand raffle of the Sisters’ famous gift baskets with numerous prizes valued at over $100.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Jackie Galvin, M.S., director of development and communications, at (570) 343-4065 ext. 3144 or scdevelopment@littlesistersofthepoor.org.

Golf registration is also available at www.littlesistersofthepoorscranton.org.

All proceeds will be used to defer the costs of patient lifts and standing and raising aids for the residents of Holy Family Residence.

Little Sisters golf tournament pic

Committee members planning a golf tournament to benefit Little Sisters of the Poor include, seated from left: Leo Higgins; Mother Theresa Louisa, l.s.p.; and Tournament cochairman Gene Cosgrove. Standing, same order: Jackie Galvin, director of development and communications; Karen Caruso, development assistant; Tournament cochairman Bob Blaker, maintenance director; Janet Skibinski; Charlie Butler; Ann Kwak; and Atty. Jerry Musheno.

Also serving on the committee are Debbi Bean, R.N., director of nursing; Joan Blaker; Lisa Blaker, director of activities and volunteer coordinator; Atty. Jim Conaboy; Atty. Kevin Conaboy; Theresa Durkin; Tracy Genell; Tournament cochairman Chris James; MaryCarol and Pete Kanton; Bill McDonough; Carole Paswinski; Tournament cochairman Patrick J. Sheridan; Kim Simchak, business office manager; Tim Speicher; Sister Marie Therese, l.s.p.; and Dave Tressler.

Blind Association to Host “Swing for Sight” Golf Tournament

Blind Asso golf pic

Lackawanna Blind Association will host its 31st annual William J. Jordan, M.D., Memorial Swing for Sight Golf Tournament on Monday, June 19, at Glen Oak Country Club, Clarks Summit. Proceeds benefit Associations program.

For more information and reservations please call, 570-342-7613.

Planning committee members include, seated from left: Mary Lou Wascavich, Executive Director, and Noreen Burke, board member. Standing, same order, are board members, Fred Hickman, Jerry Musheno, Ron Leas, and Karl Pfeiffenberger.

Annual Jog For Jude Race Scheduled for Sunday, April 23rd

Jog for Jude 2017 (2)Runners will lace up their sneakers and compete in the third annual “Jog for Jude” 5K run/walk on April 23 at the Dunmore Community Center. Unlike traditional races, runners will not be competing against each other but collectively competing against a rare and horrible disease known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS.

SIDS is the number one cause of death in children under one year of age in the U.S. Over 4,000 lives are suddenly cut short each year due to SIDS; that equates to about one in every 2,000 children.

On July 23, 2014, the terrible disease took the  life of a 3-month old Jude Zayac. In wake of his unexpected death, his parents, Greg and Theo Zayac of Dunmore, founded the Jude Zayac Foundation. The mission of Jude’s Foundation is to raise funds to support SIDS research and to enrich the lives of living children in the community.

Jog for Jude 2017 (1)The first “Jog for Jude” event was held on April 19, 2015, at the Dunmore Community Center. Since then, the foundation has raised over $167,000 and hosted over 3,000 runners/walkers with the help of hundreds of community volunteers.

The foundation has donated $110,000 to the Boston Children’s Hospital, which stands at the forefront of SIDS research. Also, it has donated $30,000 to St. Joseph’s Baby Pantry, which serves infants from families in need. This year’s event will again benefit the St. Joseph’s Baby Pantry.

The foundation hopes that members of the community will join it in the upcoming 5K run/walk and help it spread awareness and fight SIDS.

Boy Scouts Plan Pasta Fagioli Fundraiser

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Boy Scouts in Troop 66, Dunmore, have made plans for the troop’s annual Pasta Fagioli dinner to take place on Friday, April 7, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Dunmore Presbyterian Church, 137 Chestnut Street. Tickets are $8 and will be available at the door. Takeout dinners will be available.

Kneeling, from left: Evan Rade and Zachary Eynon. Standing, same order: A.J. Smith, Jeff Pizzuto, James Lamberti, Robert Troy, Ryan Wozniak, Bobby McMynne, Nathaniel Rade, Paris Alunni and Andrew Durkin.