NAMI’s Fabulous Golf Outing

Get Fabulous for Mental Health


Join NAMI of Erie County on Friday, June 26, 2020, 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. Last year, golfers were able to play all eighteen holes 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 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. As DJ Tony B plays all the hits right on the course, golfers head out to compete for the Golden Boa Award and $3,000 in fabulous team prizes. The day is completed with a delicious steak dinner, awards, and $7,000 in raffle baskets.

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 and wellness. 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.

So far, the Fabulous Golf Outing has raised more than $150,000 for NAMI of Erie County’s free programs and services!

Golf Details:
Scramble format
Registration opens at 11:00 a.m.
Lunch at noon
Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.

Updated Safety Policies

While we gather for the fun of golfing and spreading awareness for mental health problems, the most important thing to us is your safety. We are taking the following safety measures to ensure we can all enjoy a fun day of golf:

On Course

  • No Touch Policy– Pin flags, ball washers, and sand rakes are not to be touched and/or used. Pin flags are non-removable so as to limit contact. If the ball goes in and is bounced out due to the pin flag, count the shot as made. 
  • Carts and Social Distancing– Carts will be spaced further out at the shotgun. Proper social distancing on the course is the responsibility of the golfer.
  • Cart Dividers– Cart dividers are no longer mandatory in Crawford County.
  • Beverage Coolers– Volunteers wearing gloves will hand beer to golfers from on-course beverage coolers. Venango Valley ice may not be used to refill personal coolers.

Hole Assignments

  • Golfers will have the cart/hole assignments posted for teams in different areas, so not everyone has to gather at the registration table.
  • We will also send out these hole assignments in the day-of newsletter and/or post on the golf web page.

Food and Beverages

  • Lunch– Volunteers wearing gloves will distribute lunch to golfers.
  • Dinner– Dinner can be eaten at Venango Valley using the outdoor dining area. Dinner will be served buffet-style with volunteers wearing gloves placing food on plates. Dinner can be provided to-go upon request.
  • Bar Purchases– Drinks may be purchased from the bar, but the patron must either be seated at the bar or exit the building upon purchase. No loitering.

Raffle Baskets

  • Volunteers wearing gloves will write the purchaser’s name and phone number on each purchased ticket. All tickets will be drawn from one basket, ensuring everyone has a chance to win all baskets.

Disclaimer: Safety precautions are subject to change. NAMI of Erie County will modify as needed based on the current best practices. 


NAMI’s Fabulous Golf Outing would not be possible without our sponsors. These funds have helped NAMI assist more than 30,000 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 announcement, two hole signs, 18 pin flags with logo, featured in “Thank You” commercial, featured in 2020 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 2020 golf brochure, dinner sponsor.

$1,500 NAMI Eagle ($2,000 value)
Foursome, full-page program announcement, two hole-signs, featured in “Thank You” commercial, featured in 2020 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 2020 golf brochure.

$600 Foursome

$300 Twosome

$150 Single

To register, mail completed form to:
NAMI of Erie County
1611 Peach Street, Suite 218
Erie, PA 16501

Click the link to download the 2020 Registration Form.

$600 Program Announcement Package
Refreshment cart banner, hole sign, full-page program announcement

$250 Refreshment Cart Sign

$200 Full-page Program Announcement

$150 Half-page Program Announcement

$150 Hole Sign


Production Deadlines:
Program Announcement and Hole Sign – June 12
Please send all artwork to info@NAMIerie.org

Golf program art specifications:
Half page: 4.5” x 7.5” B&W, jpeg or .pdf format
Full page: 4.5” x 3.5” B&W, jpeg or .pdf format

Media Sponsors

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?

2019 Golden Boa Winners

Justin Spierling, Gary Winner, Dean Rainville, and Jacques Lemoyne from Circolo Nazionale Lodge No. 122.

2018 Golden Boa Winners

Scott Moore, Colleen Moore-Mezler, Lindsay Moore, and David Schumacher from Moore Research.

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, and Tyrone Moore from GECAC (Not Pictured: Ron Steele)

2014 Golden Boa Winners

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

2013 Golden Boa Winners

Jim Ohrn, Greg and Sue Fitzgerald from Custom Engineering. (Not pictured: Andy Tompkins)

2019 Fabulous Golf Committee Members:

Denise L. Kolivoski, Chair – NAMI of Erie County
Paula Brown – Lilly Broadcasting
*Andrew Dylewski – PNC Financial Services
*Jerry Fagley – Loesel-Schaaf Insurance, Inc.
Matt Filippi – Lilly Broadcasting
*Curt Frigon – Central Payment
Lisa Goddard-McGuirk – Gannon University
*John Groh – Millcreek Township
*Chris Hollern – Erie County Care Management
Matthew Lasher – Quinn Law Firm
Jennifer Marz-Stewart – Northwest Savings Bank
*Nathan Ross – Northwest Savings Bank
*Guy Sheldon – McCarl’s Services Inc.
Justin Spierling – Merrill Lynch

*NAMI Board Member

2018 Sponsors Included:

Accuydn Products, Inc.
Allie Cakes
Auto Express Superstore
The Brewerie at Union Station
The Cab
Coffee in the Park
Covelli Enterprises
Custom Engineering
The Erie Community Foundation
Erie County Care Management
Erie Reader
Forest Park Honda
Gannon University
Gonstead Family Chiropractic
Great Lakes Metal Finishing
Harley-Davidson of Erie
Lamar Advertising
Lilly Broadcasting
Loesel-Schaaf Insurance Inc.
Luminary Distilling
MacDonald Illig, Jones, & Britton, LLP
Maloney, Reed, Scarpitti & Company, LLP
Merrill Lynch
Miller Travel
Moore Research
Northwest Savings Bank
Pfeffer Insurance Agency
PNC Financial Services
PSB Industries, Inc.
Rita’s Italian Ice
Stairways Behavioral Health
Three B Saloon
UPMC Health Plan

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