The 14th annual Ellicottville Library Pro Am Golf Tournament will tee off at 11 a.m. at Holiday Valley Resort’s Double Black Diamond golf course on Tuesday, July 5. Head Professional, Steve Carney, is pleased to announce that Kelar Atlantic, LLC, a software solutions company based in Lewiston, NY, is the presenting sponsor. Kelar’s President, Michael McGuire, has a long history with Holiday Valley as a supporter of the Holiday Valley Freestyle Team and the community of Ellicottville.
The Pro Am has benefitted the Ellicottville Memorial Library since its inception. Holiday Valley committed $100,000 to building the new Library in 2003 and the Pro Am was responsible for a large portion of that donation. The pledge was fulfilled in 2006, and since then, Pro Am has contributed an additional $60,000 to the Library.
Holiday Valley will host 30 Western New York PGA Professionals and 90 amateurs. The Pros are from clubs between Erie, PA and Syracuse, NY. Each pro can bring one amateur from their course and they’re paired with two local amateurs. The 2015 winning pro was Lonny Nielson from the Crag Burn Club of Buffalo.
Additional sponsorship is from the Shults Auto Group and Great Valley Builders, and many local businesses sponsor tees. A raffle, including a car from Shults, golf clubs, a Kindle Fire, restaurant certificates and more, adds to the fundraising efforts.
For more information on sponsorship or to register to play, call Steven Carney at (716) 699-3909.