The Fabulous Golf Outing

Get Fabulous for Mental Health


Join NAMI of Erie County on June 24, 2016 for the 4th Annual Fabulous Golf Outing at Venango Valley Inn and Golf Course. Each year, the Fabulous Golf Outing has gained more and more support from the community.  Last year’s event raised over $25,000 for NAMI’s free educational programs and services with help from 130 golfers, our community sponsors and the TEAM Fabulous Golf Committee.

Golfers always enjoy a FABULOUS day at Venango Valley Inn and Golf Course, beginning with live music by Mike Trott and microbrews courtesy of the Brewerie at Union Station. In addition to sunshine and a cool breeze on the green, golfers compete for Golden Boa Award and $3,000 in fabulous team prizes while DJ Tony B plays all the hits right on the course. Complete the day with a delicious steak dinner, awards and $7,000 in raffle baskets, and golfers enjoy a FABULOUS time for a FABULOUS cause.

Proceeds benefit NAMI of Erie County’s free educational programs and services that supports 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 hope for a better tomorrow.

The Fabulous Golf Outing is not only a great time, but it creates an environment that starts the conversation about mental health in a lighthearted manner.  The fabulous part about that is the more we talk about mental health, the more barriers we break down in the battle to reduce stigma for people facing daily mental health challenges.

So far, the Fabulous Golf Outing has raised over $67,000 for NAMI of Erie County’s free programs and services! These funds have helped NAMI assist over 16,000 Erie County individuals and families in need of mental health education and support. With your help, NAMI looks forward to helping even more Erie County families in need!

Golden Boa Hall of Fame

The Golden Boa Award is given to the first place team each year at the Fabulous Golf Outing.

 2013 Golden Boa Winners

Jum Ohrn, VP & Chief Fianancial Officer at Custom Engineering, Greg and Sue Fitzgerald, from the Custom Engineering team ( Not pictured: Andy Tompkins).

2014 Golden Boa Winners

Justin Spierling, Mike Kitts, Tim Pohorence and Tom Raun.

2015 Golden Boa Winners

Fabulous Golf Committee Member Danny Jones, James Bowen, NAMI of Erie County Executive Director Denise Kolivoski, and Tyrone Moore (Not Pictured: Ron Steele)

2016 Fabulous Golf Committee Members

Denise L. Kolivoski, Chair – NAMI of Erie County

Chris Arkwright – Infinity Resources

Greg Coleman – Erie Seawolves

Britt Daehnke – Gannon University

*Jerry Fagley – Loesel-Schaaf Insurance Inc.

Matt Filippi – Lilly Broadcasting

Pam Forsyth – Lilly Broadcasting

Catherine Fox – Waddell & Reed

*Curt Frigon – Central Payment

Lisa Graff – Laser Eye Surgery of Erie

*John Groh – Millcreek Township

Danny Jones – Erie’s Public Schools

Jen Marz – Northwest Savings Bank

Brad Mealy – Gonstead Family Chiropractic

*Michael Messina – Gannon University

Molly Reichard – Crux, Inc.

Bill Ruhland – Northwest Savings Bank

Erin Sekerak – Gannon University

*Guy Sheldon – Wingate by Wyndham

Ben Speggen – Erie Reader

Pat Wachter – Loesel-Schaaf Insurance Inc.

*Emily Watcher – Decision Associates

Erin Watterson – Panera Bread

Jenny Weigold Geertson – UPMC Health Plan

*NAMI Board Member

2015 Sponsors Included

Accudyn Products

Crux Inc.

Custom Engineering

Erie Federal Credit Union

Great Lakes Metal Finishing

Kiwanis Club of Erie

LECOM Health & Wellness Center

Lilly Broadcasting – the Stations of WICU12, WSEE, & the CW

Maloney, Reed, Scarpitti, & Company LLP

Marquette Savings Bank

Northwest Insurance Services

PNC Financial Services

PSB Industries

Roberts Trucking

Tim Hortons

Stairways Behavioral Health

Passport Realty

UPMC Health Plan

Sponsorship 

This event would not be possible without our sponsors. These funds have helped NAMI assist over 16,000 Erie County individuals and families in need of mental health education and support. With your help, NAMI looks forward to helping even more Erie County families in need. Please consider sponsoring the 4th Annual Fabulous Golf Tournament.

Golf Flyer