Here are some of the events and people that help CHPC achieve its mission… we call them Hospice Heroes:
10th Annual Don’t Know Your Partner Charity Bowling Tournament
The Chautauqua Lake Memorial VFW Post 8647 organizes a bowling tournament each winter. Each bowler is matched with a partner who isn’t announced until the scores are tallied and winners are crowned. The tournament began in 2006 and had been a valuable source of support (and fun!) for CHPC.
Mel Perks Memorial Motorcycle Run
This event was sponsored by Levant Motors and The Pad in Kennedy, NY, and organized by Al and Patty Sutter in memory of their friend, who died in 2012 in hospice care, after a brief illness. The Sutters were moved by the care given to Mr. Perks by Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care and organize the Run to provide financial support to the agency. Hundreds of motorcyclists participate, some from hundreds of miles away. Live music, a cookout and an auction rounded out the festivities.
Jack Carlson Memorial Lawn Mower Poker Run
A dedicated group of volunteers from the American Legion Post 493 of Mayville, NY organize this community event in memory of Jack Carlson, who rode his lawnmower to the Legion whenever he visited. Participants from all around the community depart the Legion on their tractors and visit watering holes around Mayville. Then they return for raffles, auctions, camaraderie and great food.
Circulus Golf Tournament
Since 2008 the Circulus Golf Tournament has provided valuable support to CHPC. Five dedicated volunteers organize this event every year for the benefit of CHPC. Many players come from great distances to participate in this tournament, which sells out every year. Since its beginning, the tournament has generated over $50,000 in net proceeds to CHPC.
Hoops for Hospice
Falconer Girls Basketball Coach, Emily Scholeno, basketball moms, Helen Keefe and Kelly Seaholm, and the team members make this event a success through contributions and donations. The event is staged during a Falconer Girls basketball game and the community turns out to support their Girls basketball team and CHPC. Raffles, donations, team spirit and a great basketball game make the event a memorable night out
Earth Day Shredding Event
Thank you to Monica and Ron Mazany for staging the Earth Day fundraiser at the Shred Center at 428 Livingston Ave. in Jamestown. They asked new and old customers to donate to CHPC instead of paying them for their Earth Day shredding!
Westfield Haunted Mill
When Ed Slate converts his building to the “Haunted Mill,” some ghoulish fun always results. This year’s event ran during the weekends of September and October. This is the third time the event has benefited Hospice.
The BLB Chicken Barbecue
Employees from the Bahgat & Laurito-Bahgat CPA firm and the BLB insurance agency, Inc. of Fredonia raised funds for Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care by serving up Barbecue chicken dinners. Approximately 350 dinners were served thanks to their hard work and dedication to the cause. Stay tuned for this year’s cookout which will take place in late September.
St. Luke’s Theater Group
A local church’s flair for the dramatic recently benefited CHPC. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s acting troupe, The Winged Ox Players, put on a series of performances of the show “The Life and Death of Everyman” in September; proceeds benefitted CHPC and WCA palliative care programs.
Moniuszko Social Club
The Moniuszko Social Club donated funds from their fundraising efforts to CHPC. The club has donated to Hospice each of the last seven years. The club supports many other charitable causes in the Dunkirk area in addition to CHPC, and we’re lucky to have them as our friends!