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Annual Golf Tournaments

THE 7TH ANNUAL GBUACO GOLF CHARITY TOURNAMENT

The 7th Annual GBUACO Golf Charity Tournament was held at Glen Oaks Golf Course on Friday, September 17, 2021 and was an overwhelming success! Over “$25,000 was raised for The Greater Buffalo United Community Based Organization (GBUCBO) which will go back into the community to those who need it most. GBUCBO serves to protect and enhance the abilities of nonprofit health care organizations and aid society and their individual communities.

Photos of this fundraiser event can be found here.

Thanks to our Premiere Sponsor Elite Choice and Elite Home Health Care. Check out the Elite HHC website at www.elitehhc.com and the Elite Choice website at www.elitefi.com.

Thanks as well to our Putting Contest Sponsor, United Healthcare, and to all of our other sponsors from making this an awesome event!

PUTTING CONTEST WINNER
Ragu Ram, MD – Roswell Park

LONGEST DRIVE FOR WOMEN
Courtney Gagnon – Fidelis Care

LONGEST DRIVE FOR MEN
Anthony Battaglia

CLOSEST TO THE PIN FOR WOMEN
Migdalia Vasquez – United Healthcare

CLOSEST TO THE PIN FOR MEN
Carlos Pereira – GOYA Foods

1ST PLACE WINNERS
JC Seneca – TallChief Native Pride
Adrian Stevens – TallChief Native Pride
Mike Leaf – TallChief Native Pride
Seth Halftown – TallChief Native Pride

2nd PLACE WINNERS
Nicholas Saikali, MD – Dent Neurology
Samer Riad, DDS
Anthony Battaglia
Mike Criscitiello

3rd PLACE WINNERS
Travis Womer – Centers Healthcare
Kristen Plake – Centers Healthcare
Frank Segura – Centers Healthcare
Chris Pulli – Centers Healthcare

THE 6TH ANNUAL GBUACO GOLF CHARITY TOURNAMENT

GBUACO’s 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament took place at Glen Oaks Golf Course in East Amherst and raised funds for The Greater Buffalo United Community Based Organization (GBUCBO) which serves to protect and enhance the abilities of nonprofit health care organizations and aid society and their individual communities.

Our Tournament Winners this year are:

PUTTING CONTEST WINNER
Ed Ziarnowski

LONGEST DRIVE FOR WOMEN
Miggy Vazquez – United Healthcare

LONGEST DRIVE FOR MEN
Dean Arthur – BeWell USA

CLOSEST TO THE PIN FOR WOMEN
Karen Metz – Insty-Prints

CLOSEST TO THE PIN FOR MEN
Dean Arthur – BeWell USA

1ST PLACE WINNERS
Mike Criscitiello – BeWell USA
Dr. Nick Saikali – BeWell USA
Donny Arthur – BeWell USA
Dean Arthur – BeWell USA

2nd PLACE WINNERS
Jason Isbrandt – GBUACO
Carlos Pereira – GOYA Foods
Mike Campanaella
CJ Panzarella – Millennium Construction

3rd PLACE WINNERS
Wayne Howard – Smith Boys
Paul Gerace
Bill Marshall
Tim White

Thank you to all of our Premier Sponsor, United Healthcare, as well as to all our other sponsors for helping us put on another amazing golf tournament fundraiser!

THE 5TH ANNUAL GBUACO GOLF CHARITY TOURNAMENT

“An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.” – Mrs. Lydia Maria Child

The 5th Annual GBUACO Golf Charity Tournament took place at Glen Oaks Golf Course. With a perfect weather, fun games and an emotional closure, the tournament was a success and foundations as Say Yes BuffaloMona’s House and PUNT Foundation went home with the collected efforts, love and support of all the participants and staff.

We are happy and proud to be able to continue supporting the community another year.

Thank you to our premier sponsor UnitedHealthcare and thank you to all our other sponsors.

Save the date – September 18th, 2020! The 6th Annual GBUACO Golf Charity Tournament is coming.

STANDING TOGETHER FOR THE GREATER GOOD – THE 4TH ANNUAL GBUACO CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

GBUACO’s 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament took place on Friday, September 21, 2018, at Glen Oak Golf Course in East Amherst. After hitting the links, golfers enjoyed an awards ceremony, basket raffle and check presentations to the charities that each received a donation from the tournament. Everyone enjoyed a live DJ, DJ Unknown. United Healthcare was the premier sponsor of this event.

The Alzheimer’s Association received $2,500.00
Save the Michael’s of the World received $2,500.00
Cancer Can’t Kill Hope Inc. received $2,500.00
Police Athletic League received $2,455.00

RAISING SOME GREEN, ON THE GREEN – THE 3RD ANNUAL GBUACO CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

GBUACO’s 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament took place on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Glen Oak Golf Course in East Amherst. After hitting the links, golfers enjoyed an awards ceremony, basket raffle and check presentations to the charities that each received $2,500 from the tournament: Vive, Back to Basics Outreach Ministries and Western New York Center for Survivors of Torture at Jewish Family Services. Everyone enjoyed live music performed by Dance Machine Rollercoaster, a band featuring GBUACO’s own executive director, Ralph Hernandez. United Healthcare was the premier sponsor of this event.

The highlight of the evening was the live auction of a group art painting by kids from Fantastic Friends of Western New York. Fantastic Friends of Western New York sponsors monthly events for people of all ages with special needs. The group painting was purchased by Carmen Greenberg-Perez, Medical Sales Director at United Healthcare for $600. Paintings by kids who created and completed their artwork at the tournament sold for $100 each.

CHARITIES WE HELPED THIS YEAR

“For the GBUACO Golf Tournament, we select charities that serve some of our most vulnerable citizens who do not have many places to go to get the help they need,” said GBUACO Chief Executive Officer Raul Vazquez. “The organizations our tournaments support are usually smaller agencies that really need the help and we want to let them know they are not forgotten.”

Vive

Vive provides services to refugees who cannot return to their homelands due to their race, religion, nationality or political opinion. At Vive, refugees are allowed to stay as long as they need to work out their immigration issues and they are provided safety, shelter, food and legal help.

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The WNY Center for Survivors of Torture

The WNY Center for Survivors of Torture at Jewish Family Services provides programs for survivors of refugee trauma and political and state-sponsored torture. Services provided include: care coordination, legal, medical, forensic and other therapeutic services needed to promote the healing process.

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Back to Basics Outreach Ministries

Back to Basics Outreach Ministries tackles some of the toughest issues facing any community and its citizens: substance abuse, gang violence, unemployment, prisoner re-entry into society, homelessness and youth development. Back to Basics helps ex-convicts who are just out of prison with their transition back into the community.

GBUA, LLC

GBUA, LLC is a 501c3 not-for-profit filed in the state of New York exclusively to receive and administer funds for charitable purposes. The main event for this not-for-profit is the GBUACO Annual Charity Golf Tournament.

The 2016 Golf Tournament

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