NAMI’s Fabulous Golf Outing

Get Fabulous for Mental Health

Join NAMI of Erie County on June 22, 2018, for our Fabulous Golf Outing at Venango Valley Inn and Golf Course.  NAMI’s Fabulous Golf Outing has gained more and more support from the community. Despite the weather at last year’s event, NAMI still managed to 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 to the Erie community for stepping up!

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. Golfers also compete for the Golden Boa Award and $3,000 in fabulous team prizes, while DJ Tony B plays all the hits right on the course. After completing the day with a delicious steak dinner, awards and $7,000 in raffle baskets, and golfers cap off a FABULOUS time for a FABULOUS cause.

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 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. The fabulous part is that 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.

Thus far, the Fabulous Golf Outing has raised more than $125,000 for NAMI of Erie County’s free programs and services!


NAMI’s Fabulous Golf Outing would not be possible without our sponsors. These funds have helped NAMI assist more than 24,000 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 Fabulous Golf Outing.

Sponsorship Levels

$3,000 NAMI Champion ($5,000 value)
Two foursomes, full-page program announcement, two hole signs, 18 pin flags with logo, featured in “Thank You” commercial, featured in 2018 golf brochure, dinner and lunch sponsor. 

$2,000 NAMI Hole-in-One ($3,000 value)
Foursome, full-page program announcement, two hole-signs, nine pin flags with logo, featured in “Thank You” commercial, featured in 2018 golf brochure, dinner sponsor.

$1,500 NAMI Eagle ($2,000 value)
Foursome, full-page program announcement, two hole-signs, featured in 2017 “Thank You” commercial, featured in 2018 golf brochure, lunch sponsor.

$1,000 NAMI Birdie ($1,500 value)
Foursome, half-page program announcement, one hole sign, featured in “Thank You” commercial, featured in 2018 golf brochure.

$500 NAMI Par
Two golfers, full-page program announcement

$600 Foursome

$300 Twosome

$1,000 Embroidered Golf Hats
150 hats for golfers with sponsor’s logo, limit one sponsor

$500 Koozie Sponsor
200 Koozies for golfers with sponsor’s logo, limit two sponsors

$500 Program Announcement Package
Refreshment cart banner, hole sign, half-page program announcement

$250 Refreshment Cart Sign

$200 Full-page Program Announcement

$150 Half-page Program Announcement

$150 Hole Sign

Production Deadlines:
Champion and Hole-in-One level – June 1
Program Announcement and Hole Sign – June 16
Please send all artwork to

To register, mail form to:
NAMI of Erie County
1611 Peach Street, Suite 218
Attn: Denise L. Kolivoski, MBA
Executive Director

Golf Details:
Scramble format
Registration opens at 11 a.m.
Lunch at noon
Shotgun start at 1 p.m.

Click the link to download the registration form.

Golden Boa Hall of Fame

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

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

2017 Golden Boa Winners

Rained out.

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)

2018 Fabulous Golf Committee Members:

Denise L. Kolivoski, Chair – NAMI of Erie County
Britt Daehnke – Penn State Behrend
*Andrew Dylewski – PNC Financial Services
*Jerry Fagley – Loesel-Schaaf Insurance, Inc.
Matt Filippi – Lilly Broadcasting
Pam Forsyth – Lilly Broadcasting
*Curt Frigon – Central Payment
Lisa Goddard-McGuirk – Gannon University
*John Groh – Millcreek Township
Heather Hart – Compassionate Hart Massage
Jennifer Marz-Stewart – Northwest Savings Bank
Brad Mealy – Gonstead Family Chiropractic
Nathan Ross – Northwest Savings Bank
Erin Schumacher – Accudyn Inc.
*Guy Sheldon – Wingate by Wyndham

*NAMI Board Member

2017 Sponsors Included:

Accuydn Products, Inc.
Auto Express Superstore
The Brewerie at Union Station
Custom Engineering
The Erie Community Foundation
Erie Reader
Gannon University
Great Lakes Metal Finishing
Harley-Davidson of Erie
The Hub
Lamar Advertising
LECOM Health & Wellness Center
Lilly Broadcasting
MacDonald Illig. Jones & Britton, LLP
Maloney, Reed, Scarpitti & Company, LLP
Northwest Savings Bank
PNC Financial Services
PSB Industries, Inc.
Stairways Behavioral Health
Three B Saloon
UPMC Health Plan

‘Fabulous’ Fat Tuesday Kicks Off Golf Outing








On Tuesday, February 13, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Erie County was the proud beneficiary of a Guest Bartending event at the Brewerie at Union Station.  At the event, which coincided with Fat Tuesday, there was live Dixieland Jazz by the Dixie Doodlers, and the proceeds raised from the night went to support NAMI’s programs and services.

In addition, this event served as the kickoff for our Fifth and Fabulous Annual Golf Outing, which will be held Friday, June 22 at Venango Valley Inn.

Over, $126,000 has been raised from the previous five golf outings, and we’re excited to make this upcoming golf outing bigger and better than ever. Make sure to mark your calendars for next year’s Fat Tuesday event on March 5th, same time, same place.