The Wilkins Family Charitable Foundation held its Fifth Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Bath Country Club in Bath, N.Y., on Aug. 6, with proceeds benefiting Alzheimer’s Disease Research.
The family owns Wilkins RV in Bath, N.Y.
One-hundred forty golfers and more than 100 sponsors and donors showed support of the event, helping to raise about $54,000 and bringing its five year total to more than $180,000.
“In 2013, we partnered with the University of Rochester’s Medical Center to create the Patricia Wilkins Alzheimer’s Research Fund,” said Brian Wilkins, who along with his father and two brothers created the Wilkins Family Charitable Foundation to help his mother, Patricia Wilkins, raise awareness and funds to help fight the disease she became victim to in 2007, and eventually lost her life to in 2013.
“Through this fund, we have pledged $150,000 over three years to support Alzheimer related programs within their Neurology department,” he said. “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 towards helping to fulfill this pledge.”
Major sponsors for the event included Bank of the West, Heartland RV, Forest River Inc., Cargill Nutrition, Halco Plumbing & Heating, Blue Ox Corp., Brown & Brown Insurance, Lippert Components, 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,” Wilkins said. “We want to thank all of the golfers and all of our sponsors. Without their support, none of this would be possible.”
Next year’s sixth annual tournament has been scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 4. To inquire about how to donate or sponsor, email Brian Wilkins at firstname.lastname@example.org call 607-776-3103.
(Photos courtesy Wilkins RV)