The Fabulous Golf Outing

NAMI’s Fabulous Golf Outing Another Fabulous Success!

Left to Right: Jerry Fagley, NAMI Board and Fabulous Golf Committee Member, TJ Richter, and Dennis Schimdt representing Loesel-Schaaf Insurance Agency.

On June 21, NAMI of Erie County held its 7th Annual Fabulous Golf Outing at Venango Valley Inn & Golf Course. The golfers were able to play eighteen holes in beautiful sunshine, and they helped us exceed our fundraising goal by raising over $26,000 for our free programs and services, ensuring that no family is ever turned away from the education they deserve. Thank you, Erie community, for stepping up and making a difference!

Golfers enjoyed a FABULOUS day beginning with live music by Mike Trott, microbrews courtesy of the Brewerie at Union Station, and samples from Luminary Distilling, Tipsy Bean, and Allie Cakes. Lunch this year was provided by Give a Crepe and was paired with a mimosa fountain for golfers to enjoy. DJ Tony B played favorite classic rock hits while golfers were on the course.

Left to Right: Gail Cook, Cynthia Kucenski, Sheri Simmons, and Nina Ferraro, Fabulous Golf Committee Member representing Highmark.

Participants also competed for the Golden Boa Award and $3,000 in fabulous team prizes. Congratulations to Circolo Nazionale Lodge #122  picture below for taking home the first place Golden Boa trophy this year. Second place was Northwest Bank, and third place went to the Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC).

Left to right: Justin Spierling, Fabulous Golf Committee Member, Gary Winner, Denise L. Kolivoski, MBA, Executive Director of NAMI of Erie County, Dean Rainville, and Jacques Lemoyne.

NAMI’s Fabulous Golf Outing would not be possible without our sponsors.  Some of our FABULOUS sponsors this year included: Accudyn, Erie County Care Management, Erie News Now, Forest Park Honda, Harley-Davidson, Highmark, The HUB, Knox Law Firm, Lamar Advertising, Maloney, Reed, & Scarpitti, Massage Erie, Northwest Bank, PSB Industries, and UPMC Health Plan.

Proceeds benefit NAMI of Erie County’s free educational programs and services that support individuals and families living with mental health challenges. NAMI’s evidence-based programs provide individuals and families with the skills they need on the road to recovery, providing them with hope for a better tomorrow.

NAMI’s Fabulous Golf Outing is not only a great time, but it creates an environment that starts the conversation about mental health. Mark your calendars for next year’s event on June 19, 2020! Be There. Be Fabulous!