Anthony S. Santaro AGC Scholarship Event Held in N.Y.

Sat July 13, 2013 - Northeast Edition
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The Turning Stone Casino Club saw the biggest turnout in the history of the AGC Scholarship Golf Outing. Nearly 300 golfers participated on two different golf courses.
The Turning Stone Casino Club saw the biggest turnout in the history of the AGC Scholarship Golf Outing. Nearly 300 golfers participated on two different golf courses.
The Turning Stone Casino Club saw the biggest turnout in the history of the AGC Scholarship Golf Outing. Nearly 300 golfers participated on two different golf courses. Contractors, equipment distributors, and material suppliers all joined forces for this scholarship event. (L-R):  Ryan O’Conner of O’Conner Construction in Glens Falls, N.Y.; Frank Danbrosio of Milton CAT; Ron Baisley of D.A. Collins; and Kevi A strong presence from Howard Baker Associates (L-R) included Joe Cavey, Scott Nichols, John Raitt, and Eric Drooff. Windshield smashed by a golf ball? Call these guys. (L-R): Nick Gicale, John Schmitt and Ken Wengert, all of Travelers Insurance; Peter Paragon of Paragon Environmental; and Ray Suetonius of M & T Insurance. The beautiful Turning Stone Resort Hotel and Casino, a regular stop on the PGA Tour, hosted this year’s event. Every golfer was eligible to win a brand new car.All he or she had to do was get a hole in one on a par 3. Obviously easier said then done. Milton CAT sponsored the “turn” at the AGC Scholarship Golf Outing. This was a big hit for all the attendees. There was great food and even better conversations going on in this hospitality tent. George Lonergan (L), owner of J&J Equipment, enjoyed a nice round of golf with his brother, Luke Lonergan, CEO and vice president of Empire Crane based in Syracuse, N.Y. Making their big move to win all the prize money (L-R) are Scott Collins of Tracey Road Equipment; Richard Riccelli of Riccelli Enterprises; P.J. Joynt of Lanco Company; and Tom Kinsella of T.H. Kinsella. (L-R): A team of sales managers from Villano Brothers, Tom O’hara, Jim Paravati, Andrew Cowan, Mike Esposito, enjoyed the day with Rick Rapp of Trinity Construction. (L-R): Matt Keyser account executive of Robert J Hanafin; Dennis Keifer, AGC New York director of member services; Bill Donato, regional manager of JCG Risk Management, and Ryan Raike, an inland marine underwriter for Acadian Insurance. This group may have had more interest in breaking rocks than in crushing golf balls. )L-R): Gib Gagnon of Milton CAT; Joe Stella of Hanson Aggregates; Dan Meehan of Hanson Aggregates; Todd Mankauski of Hanson Aggregates; and Steve Earle of Milton CAT. Milton CAT, who sponsored “Lunch At The Turn,” had several teams in the event. (L-R): Bud Germuga of Milton CAT; John Siel and Blake Henderson, both of The Dolomite Group; and Dan Farnham Mike Courchaine, both of Milton CAT.

The Anthony S. Santaro AGC Golf Scholarship Classic was held June 18 at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino.

With the largest turnout in the tournament’s 25 year history, both the Shenandoah and Kaluhyat golf courses were used. All proceeds from the event benefitted the AGC Scholarship Fund, which was established in 1988 with the goal to provide financial assistance to college students who have an interest in pursuing a career in New York State’s construction industry. Just short of $1 million in scholarships have been given since the conception of the fund.

Various industry suppliers and contractors donated generously beyond just participating in the tournament. Those sponsors included: Milton CAT, which sponsored the barbecue lunch; and Vector Construction Corp., which participated as a Platinum sponsor along with Posillico Civil Inc.