Language
Posted: 
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 2:05pm

The 27th annual George Bataitis Open Golf Tournament will be held at Chautauqua Golf Club on May 7. 

Jamestown Macadam, Inc. is the major sponsor for the tournament, a fundraiser for JCC athletics scholarships.

JBO sponsors with two athletesThe four-player scramble format tournament will award prizes in scratch and handicap in the men’s and women’s divisions as well as closest to the pin, men's longest drive, women's straightest drive, team skins, and hit the green contests. The entry fee, which includes greens fees, golf cart, gift pack, course refreshments, and lunch, is $70 for Chautauqua Golf Club members and $90 for non-members. A continental breakfast precedes the 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

Tournament proceeds will benefit JCC’s George Bataitis Athletic Fund. When Bataitis retired in 1987 after over 30 years of service to JCC's physical education and athletics programs, a scholarship fund was initiated in his name, with the GBO providing the funds. Tournament proceeds provide scholarships for male and female athletes attending JCC and program support for the college's physical education department.

Bataitis, considered “the father of JCC athletics,” joined JCC’s physical education faculty in 1956. During his tenure, he served as chair of the physical education department, director of athletes, and acting dean of students. He died in October 2014.

To obtain information on tournament registration or donations to the George Bataitis Athletic Fund, call the JCC Foundation, 338.1010. Donations can be made at www.sunyjcc.edu/giving or by sending a check payable to the JCC Foundation.

Printer-friendly version