The 13th Annual J. Michael Fitzgibbons Golf Classic – NETS over $23 ,000!


The 13th Annual J. Michael Fitzgibbons

Memorial Golf Classic


23,354 (NET) was raised at our 13th Annual J. Michael Fitzgibbons Memorial Golf Classic presented by Relph Benefit Advisors held on Monday, July 25.  99 Golfers played at the beautifully designed Edison Club, a private golf course in Rexford NY, which included an 18-hole scramble, BBQ lunch, awards ceremony & dinner, complimentary beverages, goodie bags with a Saratoga Bridges polo shirt, raffles, and a silent auction.  On the Spot Photos took each team’s photo on the 10th hole and created a nice keepsake photo magnet for the players.  An online gallery – captured the day’s activities.  A portion of the proceeds benefits the J. Michael Fitzgibbons Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Each year one of their staff members is awarded an educational scholarship in Michael’s memory as this fund was established to honor their long-time Board Member who passed away unexpectedly in 2005.  The agency is most appreciative to their Special Guest, Kelly O’Donnell from WRGB CBS 6, who graciously interacted with the players and was our Emcee for the second year.  Kelly aired some footage of the event on Channel 15 (CW) “Upstate Sports Edge” show Wednesday, July 27th at 10:30p.m.


From left to right – Scott Noel, Roy McDonald Bob Reed and Kelly O’Donnell


From left to right – Jim Pesta, Paul Rowland and Anthony Moniello


From left to right – Betty Bellinger, Mare Chamberlain, Lisa Grimett and Elise Richtol

Prizes were awarded to:

  • 1st Place Gross – Bob Dver, Josh Dver, Dan Dver and Lori Dver from California
  • 2nd Place Gross – Jared Katz, Salvy Migliaccio, David Fitzgibbons, Parker Stafford
  • 1st Place Net – John Aubrey, Meghann Devine, Tyson Gadja and Michael Erbe from Coca-Cola
  • 2nd Place Net – Jennifer Boutin, Leo Dolan, Bill Egan and Ed Morrisson from NBT Bank
  • Men’s Long Drive – Tyson Gajda
  • Women’s Long Drive – Lori Dver
  • Men’s Closest to The Pin – Steve Candlen – 3’ 5”
  • Ladies Closest to The Pin – Betty Bellinger – 13’ 8”

Our wonderful volunteers are (l to r) Cathy Kukan and Tammi Skelli


Our sincere appreciation to our 2016 Season Sponsors:

Presenting Season Sponsor:   Constance & Thomas D’Ambra

Lead Season Sponsors:   The Adirondack Trust Company;    Relph Benefit Advisors;   Ketel One Vodka

Featured Season Sponsors:   Coca-Cola;   Stewart’s Shops;   Tarella Financial Group

Associate Season Sponsors:   Champlain Wealth Management      

Friend Season Sponsors:   The Bonadio Group;    Camoin Associates, Inc.;    The D.A. Collins Companies;    O’Connell & Aronowitz Attorneys at Law;  Richard A. & Ann C. Peters;  Saratoga Casino Hotel   

Special thanks to our 2016 Fitzgibbons Golf Classic Sponsors:

If you would like more information on becoming a Sponsor or to register to golf, CLICK HERE.

Presenting Sponsor:   Relph Benefit Advisors

Lead Sponsor:   The Fitzgibbons Family

Tournament Sponsor:   One Group BHL Insurance

Cart Sponsors:    MMHayesPhiladelphia Insurance Co.

Luncheon Sponsor:  Colonie Mechanical

Contest Sponsors:  John Carriero & Son, Inc.;    John Herrick

Registration Sponsor:  Ballston Spa National Bank

Tee Sponsors:    Andy & Susan Mesches;   Cole’s Collision;   Northeast Show Promoters, Inc.;   Pat & John Poklemba;   Saratoga Eagle  Suburban Services Group

Program Sponsor:   Joseph P. Mangione Inc.

Printing Sponsors:  M&M Digital Printing – A Division of Seeley Office Systems

Photo Sponsors:  On the Spot Photos

Fitzgibbons Golf Classic Planning Committee

Carol Fitzgibbons, John Herrick, Karin Hyman-Gentner, Bob Reed, Rob Sgarlata, Jay Shupe

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Varney at 518.587.0723, ext. 1266 or email