The Fabulous Golf Outing – Thank You Page

Thank you golfers, sponsors and
Team Fabulous members,
for a fabulous day at Venango Valley!


This fabulous foursome was sponsored by Merrill Lynch.


On June 23, 2017, dozens of supporters from the community attended NAMI of Erie County’s Fifth and Fabulous Golf Outing at Venango Valley Golf Course. The purpose of the event was to increase awareness for mental health, while raising money to support the year-round programs and services hosted by NAMI.

Despite the harsh weather making it impossible to golf, the guests, volunteers, and staff made sure that the event was smoothly transitioned from a golf outing to top-notch social gathering for guests and NAMI supporters.  One guest even mentioned that this was “The best golf outing without golf I’ve ever been to!”

Thanks to our various vendors who were able to perfectly adapt to the situation, guests were provided with selections from Allie Cakes, Alto Cucina, The Brewerie, Northern Scoop, Syd’s place, and
Three B Saloon.

Thanks to the generosity of many members of the Erie community, we were able to surpass our goal of $25,000! With such overwhelming support, we can continue to provide our free Family-to-Family and Peer-to-Peer programs, which have assisted more than 600 families!

The event also included the opportunity to honor sponsors who have given significant support to our Fabulous Golf Outing for the past five years. The complete list of those supporters is listed below.

A huge thank you to all of the support from our Board of Directors, the Fabulous Golf Committee, the community, and our dedicated volunteers and staff! NAMI of Erie County hopes to see you on June 22, 2018 for the 6th Annual Fabulous Golf Outing. Until then, Stay Fabulous!

 Five Year Major Sponsor Award

With this being our Fifth and Fabulous Golf Outing we awarded twelve organizations
that have provided significant support over the last five year. Below is a list of those sponsors,
and you can find photos with the recipients on our Facebook Page.

Accudyn Products
Custom Engineering
Erie County Care Management
Penelec/First Energy
Gonstead Family Chiropractic
Lilly Broadcasting – The Stations of WICU12, WSEE, and the CW
Moore Research
Northwest Savings Bank

Fabulous Sponsors

$3,000 Champion

Lamar Advertising

 $1,500 Eagle

UPMC Health Plan

 $1,000 Birdie

Accuydn Products Inc.
Great Lakes Metal Finishing
Hubbard-Bert, Inc
Lilly Broadcasting – The Stations of
WICU12, WSEE, and The CW
Maloney, Reed, Scarpitti & Company, LLP

Northwest Savings Bank
PSB Industries, Inc.
Stairways Behavioral Health

 $500 Par

Erie Bank
Erie Community Foundation
LECOM Health & Wellness Center
PNC Financial Services

Fabulous Advertising Package

MacDonald Illig. Jones & Britton LLP

(L-R): Nina Ferraro from Highmark; Pam Forsyth, Carolyn Fry, and Paula Brown all from the foursome sponsored by Lilly Broadcasting – The Stations of WICU12, WSEE, and the CW.


 Golden Boa Hall of Fame

The Golden Boa Award is given to the first place team each year at the Fabulous Golf Outing.
The Golden Boa was not awarded this year since we were unable to golf due to the weather.

Pictured in the slideshow above are the previous Golden Boa Winners. Who will hold the title next?

2016 Golden Boa Winners

Robert Nicotra, Fred Tonty and David Antolik from Hubbard-Bert, Inc.

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)

2014 Golden Boa Winners

Justin Spierling, Mike Kitts, Tim Pohorence and Tom Raun from Northwest Savings Bank.

2013 Golden Boa Winners

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

2017 Fabulous Golf Committee Members:

Denise L. Kolivoski, Chair – NAMI of Erie County
Britt Daehnke – Gannon University
Mike Estrich – Techworx LLC
*Jerry Fagley – Loesel-Schaaf Insurance, Inc.

Nina Ferrraro – Highmark
Matt Filippi – Lilly Broadcasting

Pam Forsyth – Lilly Broadcasting
*Curt Frigon – Central Payment
Lisa Goddard-McGuirk – Gannon University
Lisa Graff – Laser Eye Surgery of Erie
*John Groh – Millcreek Township
Heather Hart – Compassionate Hart Massage
Jennifer Marz Stewart – Northwest Savings Bank
Megan Mastro – Supporter
Brad Mealy – Gonstead Family Chiropractic
Dustyn Risner – Loesel-Schaaf Insurance, Inc.
Nathan Ross – Northwest Savings Bank
Bill Ruhland – Erie Insurance Group
Nathan Saraceno – Strongman Services LLC
Erin Schumacher – Accudyn
*Guy Sheldon – Wingate by Wyndham

*Emily Wachter – Rodan & Fields

*NAMI Board Member

2017 Sponsors Included:

Accuydn Products Inc.
Auto Express Superstore
Country Fair
Decision Associates
Erie Bank
Erie Community Foundation
Family Services of NWPA
Forest Park Honda
Great Lakes Metal Finishing
Harley-Davidson of Erie
Hubbard-Bert, Inc.
Lamar Advertising
LECOM Heath & Wellness Center
Lilly Broadcasting
MacDonald Illig. Jones & Britton, LLP
Maloney, Reed, Scarpitti & Company, LLP
Marquette Savings Bank
Millcreek Community Hospital
Miller Travel
Northwest Savings Bank
PNC Financial Services
PSB Industries, Inc.
Sean Sullivan, CPA
Stairways Behavioral Health
The Brewerie at Union Station
Three B Saloon
UPMC Health Plan

Golf commitee member, Brad Mealy (second to the left), brought a fabulous foursome from Gonstead Family Chiropractic.