Genesis House hopes for more golf tournament participants | New

OLEAN – Genesis House of Olean is still looking for more teams for its first golf tournament fundraiser scheduled for June 7 Bartlett Country Club.

The fundraiser will support the residents of Genesis Houses and its mission to provide secure temporary housing and support services to homeless adults and families transitioning to more stable housing. Team registrations will continue until early June.

On the day of the event, registration will open at 9 a.m., with a shotgun start set for 10 a.m. The format of the tournament is a no handicap scramble. Mulligans, skins and raffle tickets can be purchased during the tournament.

The history of Genesis House has been built on the partnership of the community and the area church congregations working together. In 1990, a group of people formed the Homelessness Task Force, with the vision of having a place where homeless families can find support, comfort and help to get their lives back on track. The leader of this group was Fr. James Snodgrass, minister of St. Stephens Church.

Several community organizations and religious congregations support this golf fundraiser, including Christ United Methodist Church, which sponsors a tee and breakfast items; the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany; Franciscan Sisters of Allegany at the Mother House; St. Elizabeth’s Mission Society; Song Farm; and the Dr. Lyle F. Renodin Foundation, which sponsors five starts and the lunch box at the turn; and St. Stephen’s Episcopal and Bethany Lutheran Churches, which are sponsoring a raffle for a Garmin Approach S10 Golf GPS watch.

All golfers who register are eligible for the draw.

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