On September 11, 2017, GCW Capital Principles,Tom Waring and Shawn Glogowski, partnered with Horizon Performance Solutions CEO, Steve Wischmann, in organizing a Tee It Up For The Troops/Wanakah Golf Tournament. The purpose of the event was to raise funds to benefit military veterans and their families. The tournament, held at Wanakah Country Club, was a sell-out, raising over $60,000.
Recently Tom and Steve presented checks to Western New York (WNY) and National Veteran’s Groups from monies raised at their inaugural Tee It Up/Wanakah Tournament. In making the presentations, Tom acknowledged those across WNY who played a part in the successful fundraiser.
“In our first year, Tee it Up for the Troops/Wanakah was able to raise over $60,000, in great part due to the local organizations, businesses and individuals who stepped up in support. From the generous sponsorships and donations to sold-out participation in the tournament, we were able to present three WNY Veteran’s Groups with individual checks of $10,530 and donate $30,000 to the national veteran’s organizations Fisher House Foundation, Disabled Sports USA and Hope for the Warriors. We’re also pleased to announce that sponsors and teams for our 2018 event are already signed up, with a sellout field again expected. It just proves the deep devotion of the WNY Community to our veterans and their families.”
WNY Organizations receiving checks included Buffalo Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV), an office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, providing emergency, transitional and permanent housing options to homeless veterans and their families throughout the eight counties of WNY, Veterans One-stop Center of WNY, Inc., bringing people, organizations, and resources together to effectively improve the well-being of all Western New York Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their immediate families and WNY Section PGA Foundation, created with a goal of providing support to various organizations, including veterans, in the Buffalo, Rochester, Erie and Southern Tier through the game of golf.
Tee It Up for the Troops/Wanakah received support from WNY businesses, organizations and individuals including Southgate Plaza, GCW Capital Group, Wanakah Country Club, Horizon Performance Solutions, Western New York Urology Associates, Cancer Care of Western New York, PCS Plumbing and Heating, Keller Chevrolet, National Property Management Associates, Key Bank, Evans Bank, Chiampou Travis BE saw and Kershner LLP, Maxwell Murphy Attorneys at Law, Colliers International, Rupp Baase Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC Attorneys, Raysons, Attea and Attea PC Attorneys, West Herr New York , PCI, Pooley, Inc. and Business First.
For more information about Tee It Up for the Troops and the Wanakah Event go to [https://www.teeitupforthetroops.org/wanakah/event-details/]
Photo ID (L to R) GCW Principle,Tom Waring, VA WNY Healthcare Representative, Kristen Weese and Horizon Performance Solutions CEO,Steve Wis Wischmann Wischmann.**