E. J. Del Monte Corp. to Host First Charity Golf Tournament Proceeds will benefit Children's Hospital at Strong
August 19, 1999
E. J. Del Monte Corp. will host its first charity golf tournament beginning at noon, Monday, Aug. 23, at Shadow Lake Golf & Racquet Club, 1850 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield. All proceeds from the event will benefit Children's Hospital at Strong, the local Children's Miracle Network affiliate.
A golfing clinic, led by former PGA tour member Terry Diehl, will be held at noon, followed by the tournament's shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.
John Clary, of Pavilion, Livingston County, will be a special guest at the tournament. John, 15, recently completed treatment for a brain tumor at Children's Hospital at Strong. He and his father, Kevin, will play in the tournament and his mother, Rhonda, and sister, Emily, will join them afterwards for a reception. John will speak to golfers about his experiences at Children's Hospital at Strong, reinforcing how important the support of the community is in keeping kids healthy and strong.
E. J. Del Monte Corp., which owns and operates nine Marriott hotels in Rochester, has been a longtime supporter of Children's Hospital at Strong. Marriott International is entering its 17th year as a national sponsor for Children's Miracle Network (CMN). Children's Hospital at Strong has been a member of CMN since 1984. Local Marriott hotels have contributed an average of $9,000 to Children's Hospital at Strong each year. E. J. Del Monte Corp. believes the tournament will raise nearly $20,000 for Children's Hospital at Strong.
The pre-tournament golfing clinic will be presented by Terry Diehl, Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, who was on the PGA tour from 1973 to 1983. Diehl won the 1974 Texas Open and was runner-up in several other national tournaments. He is active in the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, and serves as the co-chairman of society's annual Walter Hagen Golf Tournament.