The Arc of Schuyler will hold its 15th Annual Golf Tournament at the Watkins Glen Golf Course on Friday, August 21, 2015. The tournament raises funds to help provide services and supports to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism and their families.
Dominick Franzese of Watkins Glen returns for his second year as Chair of the tournament. Franzese is an avid golfer and has served on The Arc’s golf tournament committee for many years.
“I’m thrilled to be involved with The Arc as they celebrate fifteen years hosting this excellent tournament,” Franzese said. “It’s one of the best golf events in Watkins Glen and it supports a great cause.”
Franzese will greet golfers and sponsors and volunteer at the event alongside this year’s Honorary Tournament Chair, Susan Buchtel of Horseheads. Buchtel receives supports through The Arc and is an energetic volunteer in the Schuyler County area. She delivers for the Office for the Aging Meals on Wheels program and assists with planting, weeding, and harvesting at Cornell Cooperative Extension Teaching Garden. Buchtel also visits with and performs music for residents at Seneca View Skilled Nursing.
“Susan is a hard worker and serves her community always with a smile on her face,” Franzese said. “An Honorary Chair helps our participants and sponsors focus on what this tournament is all about – supporting people to achieve their goals. The committee is proud to honor Susan for her contributions to her community.”
“I love volunteering. It makes me feel proud to help," Buchtel said. "I’m excited to ride the golf cart and thank everyone for helping." Buchtel also enjoys gardening and baking with her mother.
The Arc’s Golf Tournament is supported by dozens of local and regional sponsors including its Presenting Sponsors: The Bonadio Group and Relph Benefit Advisors and Birdie Sponsors: Empire Access, Garage Floor Coating of New York, and Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel.