The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

June 8, 2011

VALLEY: Make me an offer — please


The Journal-Register

MEDINA —  

Occasionally, a more serious situation — more serious, at least, than you’ll usually find here — commands my attention and I feel inclined to mention it. I wasn’t asked to do this, but I do so because of the opportunity I’m afforded to let the public know that their help is needed and would be greatly appreciated.

On Saturday, June 25, there will be the inaugural Annual Challenger Sports League Tournament. This is a golf tournament being chaired by PGA apprentice David Rose of Lockport. Dave is the assistant pro at Shelridge Country Club in Medina. And this tournament means a lot to him … simply because it means a lot too so many.

Basically, the benefit is for a non-profit group that is trying to raise funds to provide sporting and entertainment events for the physically and mentally handicapped citizens in the community. What a terrific way to build smiles on the faces of those who haven’t been given the same privileges that so many of us take for granted.

Here’s the deal: You can play golf and have a great time all the while making a difference in someone’s life. It’s a win-win situation! Everyone is welcome.

It’s a “scramble” format so the pressure is off. Golf skills and the need to play well are replaced with laughter and fun. (In other words, even hackers like myself can enjoy it. Don’t be intimidated.) After golfing, there’s food, games, music and more.

The tourney is at Shelridge Country Club in Medina. Players, tee sponsors and gift donations (for raffles) are needed. Cash donations would also be welcome. Please help!

Dave can be reached at the golf course at 798-0391, or call him at 716-434-4563. Tell him you read about the tournament here and want to sign up, be a tee sponsor or donate. Or you can simply contact me at the e-mail address below and I’ll try to hook you up. I hope to see you there!

On another topic, I’ve got just enough room to mention that I really appreciate the feedback that I get on the various From the Valley columns. An article that I wrote a couple of weeks ago about an incident that happened in the local Tim Horton’s seemed to generate a little more response than normal.

Even the kind folks at Tim Horton’s seemed pleased with the column. In fact, they were so pleased, that they treated me to free coffee. What a deal! But it should be known that I’ve never said or written anything with the intent of getting something in return.

By the way, those guys and gals at Hartway Motors are great — they are courteous friendly and helpful. They are tops! But they’re not alone — tied with them in first place is George and his fine staff at Orleans Ford. What a pair of terrific car and truck dealerships. Two exceptional outfits.

And although I don’t know Paul Mullane personally, I have friends who do. And they say he’s one heck of a guy. I’ll bet he’s got some nice looking, mint condition, 4WD, red, extended-cab, 8-cylinder pick-up trucks on his lot. New or used.

If for any reason someone wants to get a hold of me, my e-mail address is below.

And that’s the way it looks from the Valley.