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Mary Ellen Golf Tournament

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The 50th Annual Mary Ellen Golf Tournament was held on Monday, July 26th at The Valley Country Club in Sugarloaf, PA. We had a record 136 golfers participate this year and raised $180,926, which will be used to provide high-quality, innovative services for local individuals living with disabilities, and their families.

It all began in 1970 when 16-year-old Mary Ellen Gasdaska provided the inspiration for a golf tournament to raise funds for Easterseals Eastern PA. Mary Ellen was born with spina bifida and her parents, Bill and Eleanor, turned to Easterseals for help. In appreciation for everything Easterseals did for Mary Ellen, Bill and three of his friends, Lou Mutarelli, Tony Esposito and John Puchalla, decided to hold a golf tournament with all proceeds benefitting Easterseals. The tournament raised $459 its first year. Over the past fifty years, the tournament has raised almost $2.6 million and has made a difference in the lives of thousands. You can read about our 2019 tournament ambassador, Peyton, who receives Early Intervention therapy from Easterseals here.

For the past 25 years, the golf tournament has been chaired by Tony Salvaggio, President and CEO of Computer Aid, Inc. Tony and a dedicated executive committee work tirelessly to support Easterseals. The impact their success has had and continues to have on the lives of people with disabilities in our community is something we celebrate with enthusiasm and gratitude.

On behalf of the 3,000 individuals we serve every year, Easterseals thanks the sponsors, donors, golfers and volunteers who made the 2019 Mary Ellen Golf Tournament such a huge success.

TOURNAMENT WINNERS

First Place Foursome (score: 100)
Dan Dreas, Jeff Dreas, Darren Dreas and Brian Courtwright

Second Place Foursome (score: 106)
Andy McIntyre, Tom McIntyre, Derek Sager and Johan Sundlof

Third Place Foursome (score: 108)
Gregg Feinberg, Tim Yenawine, Andy Fine and Brian Lee

Individual Low Gross Winner (Score: 63)
Joe Britto

Individual Low Net Winner (Score: 55)
Brian Courtwright

SPONSORS

Independence $20,000
Computer Aid, Inc.
Tony Salvaggio

Occupational Therapy $5,000
Concannon Miller & Company, P.C.
Indicon, Inc.
Quadrant Private Wealth
The John & Margaret Post Foundation
The Stanley-Laman Group, Ltd.

Speech Therapy $2,500
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Capital BlueCross
City Center Allentown
Perkiomen School
Sunburst Property Management
The Topper Foundation

Pediatric Medical Clinic $2,000
James & Louise Sweeney
Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC
Victaulic/Frederick & Margaret Bedford Foundation

Feeding Clinic $1,500
Boyle Construction
Brown & Brown of Lehigh Valley, Inc.
CapTrust
Marsh & McLennan Agency
Michael Brodsky & Associates
North Penn Charitable Foundation
Ridgeview Partners
St. Luke’s University Health Network

Respite Care $1,000
American Bank
APCI
B Braun
BSI Corporate Benefits, LLC
Elek Plumbing
Engel, Wiener & Bergstein
Jaindl Farms
Jane Gasdaska
John & Ingrid Russo
John & Shirley Biggar
John Yurconic Agency
JP&B Associates
Klover Contracting
Lafayette Ambassador Bank
Leisawitz Heller
Magellan Financial, Inc.
Maureen O’Meara
One Putt Ventures, LLC
PNC Bank
Sarah & Andy McIntyre
The Merrick Group, Inc.
The Provident Bank
Univest Bank & Trust Co.
William Gasdaska, Jr.

Camp & Recreation $500
ArtsQuest
Corporate Environments
First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union
Five Thousand Forms, Inc.
Frank & Christine Ford
HCSC/Miller Keystone Blood Center
Horwith Trucks, Inc.
Klunk & Millan Advertising
Liberty Property Trust
Quaint Oak Mortgage LLC
RL Landscape & Design, Inc.
Robert & Jackie Beck
Scheuermann Excavating, Inc.
SKC & Co. CPAs, LLC
TecPort Solutions, Inc.
Working Dog Press

Family Supports $200
A.B.E. Doors & Windows
Alvin H. Butz, Inc.
Dan & Jane Persa
Dave & Theresa Bahnick
Dyets, Inc.
Edwards Business Systems
Equinox Agency
First Priority Bank
FNCB Bank
Glen Bressner
GrossMcGinley LLP
Hof & Reid, LLC
Josh Early Candies
Kitchen Magic
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Lehigh Valley Int’l Airport (ABE)
Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital
Lesavoy, Butz & Seitz, Inc.
Lower Lehigh Lions Club
Merrill Lynch
Michael & Michelle Pessina
Micro Tool Company, Inc.
Morton Brown Family Wealth
Paxos Restaurants
Posocco Properties
R.G. Harries
Schlosser Steel, Inc.
Stofanak Custom Cabinetry
Wichryk Eye Associates
Yocco’s, Inc.

Mission Sponsor $100
Brader’s Wood Craft, Inc.
Compass Point Consulting LLC
One Financial Services
The Martin D. Cohen Family Foundation
Trans-Bridge Lines

Executive Committee
Tony Salvaggio, Chair
Anne Baum
Jacqueline Frizano-Beck
Robert Beck
Mike Brodsky
Tom Cicarrelli
Tony Deutsch
Lori Fegley
Gregg Feinberg
Jack Iannantuono
Nancy Knoebel
Jarrett Laubach
Brian Lee
Andy McIntyre
Maureen O’Meara
Dan Persa
Michael Pires
Jonathan St. George
Ann Marie Surovy

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