2005-10-13 / Letters to the Editor

Thanks for your support

On behalf of Alex Byrnes, his family, and the organizers of the Alex Byrnes Golf Tournament fund-raiser, I want to thank everyone who supported the event.

Held on Oct. 2 at the Jamestown Golf Course the golf tournament was a great success! The event raised enough money for a beach wheelchair for Alex, as well as extra funds to supply Alex’s future equipment needs.

Due to the generosity of the teachers and staff at the Jamestown schools, and the hard work of Mrs. Sipala, superintendent of Jamestown schools, 18 of Alex’s fellow eighth-graders participated in the tournament. I would also like to thank Paul McDermott for “rescheduling” his CCD class to allow for some of the eighthgraders to participate. I want to thank everyone who played, attended the barbeque, or helped before or during the event, as well as all of the very generous donors who supported this worthwhile cause. It was a beautiful day and everyone had a great time! Special thanks to my fellow committee members: Patti Pereira, Dede Zeek, Ray Sleve, Debbie Byrnes, and the volunteers who helped at the event: Valerie Treeman, Barbara Baker, Amanda Beck, Samantha Zeek, Dureen Bryer, and Chelsea Pereira.

Finally, a big thank-you to our corporate sponsors: the Chemical Co., R&R Construction, Central Garage, J. Bryer Design, Freddie’s House of Pizza, Jamestown Golf Course, Green Valley Country Club, Bay Voyage Inn, Page’s Liquors, Christina’s Originals, K.M. Gladding Excavating, Bayview Accounting, Zeek’s Creek Bait & Tackle, R&R Gallery, Trattoria Simpatico, the John Longo Family, the Walker Family, Kathy Brownell, and Deborah Byrnes-Creative Memories.

And a very special thank-you for the donation made in memory of Thomas O. Banks.

Lynda Gaines


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