The Wilkins Family Charitable Foundation (WFCF) held its 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Bath Country Club in Bath, N.Y., on Aug. 6. The event was created in 2011 with proceeds benefiting Alzheimer’s Disease Research.
According to a press release, 140 golfers and over 100 sponsors and donors showed support for the event helping to raise approximately $54,000 and bringing its five-year total to over $180,000. Wilkins RV is a third-generation dealer with locations in Bath and Rochester.
“In 2013, we partnered with the University of Rochester’s Medical Center (URMC) to create the Patricia Wilkins Alzheimer’s Research Fund,” stated Brian Wilkins, who along with his father and two brothers created the Wilkins Family Charitable Foundation to help his mother, Patricia Wilkins, while raising awareness and funds to help fight the disease. “Through this fund, we have pledged $150,000 over three years to support Alzheimer related programs within their neurology department. The URMC has a great program and a dedicated staff that is driven to find a cure for this disease, and we are proud to be working with them. The proceeds for this year’s tournament will go toward helping to fulfill this pledge.”
Major sponsors for the event included Bank of the West, Heartland RV LLC, Forest River Inc., Cargill Nutrition, Halco Plumbing & Heating, Blue-Ox Corp., Brown & Brown Insurance, Lippert Components Inc., Halleron Financial Group, Simmons-Rockwell Auto Group, Horizon Transport and Alleghany Mountain Resort.
“We are truly humbled by the amazing support that this event has generated. We want to thank all of the golfers and all of our sponsors. Without their support, none of this would be possible,” Wilkins said.
Next year’s tournament has been scheduled for Aug. 4. To inquire about how to donate or sponsor, e-mail Wilkins @ [email protected] or call 607-776-3103.