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Pictured, from left, Kevin Sylvester and Joe Cecconi Sr. flank Mary Jo, Cecconi's daughter.
Pictured, from left, Kevin Sylvester and Joe Cecconi Sr. flank Mary Jo, Cecconi's daughter.

OUN: Joe Cecconi Sr. Golf Raffle fundraiser features trip to California


Mon, Apr 4th 2016 11:55 am

The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation's 17th annual Joe Cecconi Sr. Golf Raffle is taking place from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at the Sanborn Fire Co. firehall, 5811 Buffalo St. The event offers golf enthusiasts the chance to win more than $20,000 in men's and women's golf-related equipment and trips.

All proceeds will benefit programs and services provided by Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Niagara County.

Admission includes a chance to win the main door prize, which features air travel for four to Palm Desert, California; four nights suite lodging at Marriott's Shadow Ridge Resort; two half-day lessons at the Marriott Golf Academy and two rounds of golf on the resort's course (Sept. 7-11). The trip is valued at more than $8,000. Ticket purchasers do not have to be present to win.

Tickets are $50 and include admission, dinner and a chance to win the grand prize trip and one of 10 major prizes, some of which include: Titleist AP1 Irons, Taylor Made Rocketballz HL Irons and Ladies Cobra Fly Z Irons. Both men's and women's prizes will be featured, along with left-handed clubs. The event also includes a cash bar, side raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing.

Only 500 tickets are available. Those interested in purchasing tickets are encouraged to purchase in advance by calling OUN at 716-297-6400, ext. 335, or online at www.oppunlimited.org. Any tickets not sold during the presale period will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the door, the day of the event.

The mission of the Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation is to provide a long-term source of financial support that ensures people with developmental disabilities have opportunities toward independence and integration within the community.

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