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The 26th Annual Francis “Ben” Bonafiglia Happiness House Golf Tournament presented by the Bonafiglia

The Francis “Ben” Bonafiglia Happiness House Foundation Golf Tournament, proudly presented by the Bonafiglia family, will be held on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 at Seneca Falls Country Club in Seneca Falls, NY. Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 am. The honorary co-chairs for this year’s tournament are Myron and Patricia Lemperle.

Myron and Pat first got involved when their daughter enrolled in Happiness House in 1988. Quickly they became active with programs and fundraisers for Happiness House. Pat in the parent groups, and Myron setting up grills and signs for the golf tournament before play started.

In 1990 Myron entered a team consisting of his co-workers from Southco Inc. Members of his team have enjoyed playing in the golf tournament for 22 years. Pat joined her team the following year in 1991. The Lemperle's will celebrate their 42nd wedding anniversary in August and their daughter is now 26 years old.

The $110 fee per golfer includes: 18 holes of golf, cart(s) included, special gifts for golfers from Happiness House and the Bonafiglia family, continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Golfers will also be eligible to participate in raffle prize drawings including: Golf Lesson Series, courtesy of The Golf Farm Teaching Center, Ray Ziats, P.G.A.; a TomTom XL 335T; and a fire pit, courtesy of Lowe’s Waterloo.

Golfers will be offered a chance to win a car, courtesy of D’Amico Chrysler Dodge Jeep, at the 7th hole. Overall Tournament prizes will be offered for the low net team, low gross team, flight winners, longest and straightest drive (men’s and women’s), putting contest and closest to the pin (men’s and women’s). Space is limited, so register your team now for a 6-person scramble, and plan for a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. The underwriter for this event is BonaDent. Founding & Major Sponsor: Finger Lakes Bottling Co., Inc. Tournament Sponsors include: Bill Cram Chevrolet and Nationwide Financial – Daniel Caveretta and Sessler Wrecking. Many thanks to the Bonafiglia family!

For more information, please call Cheryl Coppola, Foundation Director, at (585) 394-8178 ext. 7264. All proceeds go to Happiness House Foundation to benefit Happiness House’s programs and services.


Happiness House- Finger Lakes Cerebral Palsy Association is a private nonprofit health and human service agency that has been serving communities in the Finger Lakes region in Upstate New York since 1969. Today with sites in Geneva, Canandaigua, Gorham, and Waterloo, Happiness House offers an array of educational program, recreational and family support services for children and adults with and without disabilities who reside in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties. On average Happiness House serves 1,000 individuals and their families each year.


Cheryl L. Coppola

Development Director (585) 394-9510

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