Picture Caption (L to R): Megan Barone, Director of Development, UPMC Chautauqua; Peter Sullivan, Co-Chair LINKS Charity Golf Tournament; Kristin Melville, Executive Director, WCA Foundation; Derek Dawson, LINKS Golf Tournament Committee Member; Mike Roberts, Co-Chair LINKS Charity Golf Tournament; Cecil Miller, VP of Operations, UPMC Chautauqua; Ben Windoft, PGA Professional, Moon Brook Country Club; Anthony Cusimano, Manager, Moon Brook; Sitting L to R: Barb Lyons, LINKS Charity Golf Tournament Committee Member; Becky VanRiper-Brooks, LINKS Charity Golf Tournament Committee Member; Holly Sullivan, LINKS Charity Golf Tournament Committee Member

Missing: Elaine Short, LINKS Charity Golf Tournament past chair; Karen Roberts, LINKS Charity Golf Tournament committee member

LINKS Charity Golf Tournament is saying it’s last farewell to 30 years of great fun, support, friendships, and fundraising. “It’s been a spectacular ride,” stated Peter Sullivan Co-Chair to the event. “We were able to raise over $158,000 in support of local cancer care at UPMC Chautauqua, which brought the total to over 1.8 million in the past 30 years. This last year proved just how important the tournament has been to everyone in the community. While we were able to produce a great event, it wouldn’t have been possible without our sponsors, friends and family of LINKS. We want to give out one last clink of our glass and toast all of those who participated in LINKS over the years. Your dedication and commitment has proven that we can do anything we set our minds to: TO SUPPORT LOCAL CANCER CARE!”

We are so happy our sponsors came together, our players, our LPGA Pros and Legends, and our families to unite this legendary tournament that started with a vision of Sondra Anderson and Mary Blair and executing it with Allen Shorts commitment along with his wife Elaine the first years and the last with Brad VanRiper’s building it beyond the expectations. We couldn’t be more proud of the accomplishments they achieved for local cancer care supporting over 1.8 million dollars to UPMC Chautauqua. They have saved many lives over the years with the state-of -the-art equipment and early diagnostic testing. LINKS Charity will continue it’s legacy of supporting local cancer care needs through an endowment fund at WCA Foundation,” stated Megan Barone, Director of Development, UPMC Chautauqua.  

If you would like to make a tax-deductible gift to support LINKS Charity please contact Kristin Melville, Executive Director, WCA Foundation 716.664.8665 or mail your tax-deductible gift to: WCA Foundation, P.O. Box 840, Jamestown, New York 14702-0840.