In the wind and rain, nearly 100 golfers teed off for a cause on Thursday June, 14th at Highland Green Golf Course. Participants came from near and far to golf in the AMCR First Annual Charity Golf Tournament and with their generous support helped raise over $50,000!
The Ronald McDonald House is a “home away from home” for families with sick children. The house provides a comfortable space to sleep, warm meals and amenities for laundry, internet and fully stocked kitchen. Of the Ronald McDonald House’s 300 guests last year, 65% were from upstate New York primarily from St. Lawrence and Franklin counties. Their $10 nightly rate is more than some families can afford during their loved one’s illness.
The St. Regis Mohawk Community Partnership Fund provides financial support to the residents of Akwesasne, whether it be for transportation to and from hospitals or funeral assistance. The partnership also provides financial support to non-profit organizations, athletic associations, individual sports teams, the fire department and cultural groups.
*Picture left to right; Kaycea Wallin, Emily Lauzon AMCR Assistant General Manager, Todd Papineau AMCR General Manager, and Frank Pracukowski*
AMCR would like to thank the sponsors who helped make the charity golf tournament a huge success: J&J Insurance, Keybank, AGS, Saratoga Eagle Sales & Service, iGaming Capital LLC, Shye West Inc., IGT, VizExplorer, S&L Electric, Opici Family Distributing, Video King, Akwesasne Convenience Store Association, RSM, Sysco, AEDA, Matco Electric Corp., Tony Cee & Associates, Suburban Propane, North East Auto Group LLC, Law Offices of Christopher Karns, VGT, Bolton St. John’s LLC, Marsha Schmidt, Konami, Everi, Compu-Mail LLC, Speedway Convenience, Barr Law Group, Scientific Games Corp., Reliable Security Sound Data, Akwesasne Housing Authority, Tarbell Management Group LLC, Pepsi Beverages Company, Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., High Peaks Distributor LLC, Tri-Town Packing Corp., Red Circle LLC, Hyde-Stone Mechanical, S&S Sanitation & Excavation Inc., Camfil Clean Air Solutions, Mohawk International Raceway, #9 Fuels, Joseph’s Fine Jewelry, Violi’s Pilates, Akwesasne Boys & Girls Club, and Smokey’s Tobacco.
AMCR would also like to thank Traci Cook, Owen Benedict, Kerry Jacobs and Ryan Kingsley for their heartfelt stories about what they have gone through with their children and how their stay at the Ronald McDonald House impacted their lives.
“With the success of this First Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament, AMCR is looking forward to next year’s event and to continue being a “Good Corporate Citizen to the community of Akwesasne and surrounding area”, stated Emily Lauzon, Assistant General Manager.