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WM announces golf tourney beneficiaries

by jmaloni
Sat, Jul 31st 2010 08:00 am

Waste Management, parent company of CWM Chemical Services LLC in Porter, announced this week the area recipients to benefit from proceeds of its national charitable golf tournament. The event will be held Sept. 15-16 at the Niagara Falls Country Club. WM reports it expects to raise about $300,000 from this event.

Recipients include: Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center, the Town of Porter, the Wilson Central School District, the Niagara River Anglers Association, the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co., the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co., the Upper Mountain Volunteer Fire Co., the Sanborn Volunteer Fire Co., Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co., Lewiston No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co., Niagara Police Athletic League, the Family YMCA of Niagara Falls, the Ransomville Free Library, the American Legion Ransomville Post, the Lions Club of Youngstown and the Sanborn Farm Museum.

"Each of these organizations will apply their allocated funds to projects that will enhance their facilities, programs and operations," said Lori Caso, community and municipal relations manger, Waste Management. "We are pleased to be supporting their efforts toward the benefit of this community."

This year is the first year Waste Management is holding the national fundraiser in Niagara County for the benefit of Niagara County non-profit organizations, Caso added. Every year Waste Management holds a national fundraiser to benefit a local community.

Last year, the company raised nearly $200,000 for the benefit of charitable organizations in Broward County, Fla., including the YMCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Approximately 150 executives representing a variety of corporations throughout the U.S are expected to participate the tourney.

"Waste Management is committed to supporting on many levels the local communities in which it operates," said Caso. "Our charitable golf tournament is nationally recognized and we are pleased to be hosting this significant event in Niagara County."

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