Golfers Support Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care

Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities employees Joey Triscuit, Andy Lata, Steve Sweeney, Corey Card and Kendrya Sheldon with a check for $2,109 which was raised to benefit Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care. Submitted photo

Employees of the Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities organized a golf outing to raise $2,109 for Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care. The event is the reincarnation of golf tournaments that were held in years past, according to Andy Lata, who coordinated the outing.

Lata was assisted by co-worker Kendrya Sheldon as well as Jeven Kelderhouse, Laurence Edwards and his wife, Tanya.

“We had heard so many stories about the golf outings that Chautauqua County Highway employees had held in the past. We hadn’t had one in 10 years, so we decided that it was time to bring it back,” said Lata. “Since the tournament is a fundraiser, we really wanted to do something to give back to the community that could benefit everyone. Many of our sponsors are small, local businesses and we wanted our donation to stay in this area. After some discussion about what local organization should receive the funds, we unanimously decided on CHPC as the recipient.”

The “scramble” format tournament was held on July 8 at Maplehurst Country Club. Twenty-one teams participated in the event, which was followed by a steak-fry at the Llama Club in Ashville. Local businesses donated approximately 80 door-prizes, which was nearly enough for each player to win a prize.

Sponsors for the event included Castle Construction & Home Builders, John Wiggers & Sons, Dave and Bev’s Diner, JoJo Asian Cafe, The Bucket Cafe, The Vegas Pad, Neil’s Propane, Davidson’s Restaurant, Fifties Grill & Dairy, Blair’s Pizza, Johnny’s Lunch, Domino’s, Belleview East, Little Caesars, Allen Street Diner, Yo Burrito, The Backyard Grill, The Falconer General Store, Men’s Warehouse, McDonald’s, Arby’s, Wendy’s, Farm Fresh Foods, Tim Hortons, The Trophy House, Burger King, Pal Joey’s, Applebee’s, Bear Lake Inn, JoAnn Brown Tupperware,, Schuyler’s Tire Sales and Service, Celoron Moose, Tarmac Cafe, Maplehurst Golf Course, Alfie’s Restaurant, Evan’s Discount Liquor & Wines, Llama Club, Tri-James, JMI, Kingsview Paving, Roger’s Auto Repair, Matco Tool, War Vets, Bardo’s Liquor Store, Maple Run Country Farms, Timber Creek Golf Course, Legend Excavating, Lakeshore Paving, Harmony Chiropractic, Jamestown Sam’s Club, Crouch’s Garage, Don’s Car Wash and Falconer Tops.

“We’re grateful to Andy Lata and the DPF employees for taking this initiative on our behalf,” said Andy Dickson, vice president of community engagement and planning at CHPC. “I also enjoyed playing in the event and seeing all the hard work that went into organizing the event. We’d also like to thank all the sponsors who supported this event, many of whom have been supporters of CHPC in the past.”

The mission of Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care is to provide end of life education and care in Chautauqua County. CHPC provides hospice care for patients and families facing life-limiting terminal illness, palliative care for those with serious chronic illness, and bereavement support to individuals, families and organizations who have suffered the loss of a loved one. For more information, visit or call 338-0033.