Jefferson County chamber tees up 2019 Trinity Health System Golf Classic

PLANNING ANNUAL EVENT — Making plans for this year’s Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Trinity Health System Golf Classic are from left, Amanda Smathers, manager of the Steubenville County Club; Tricia Maple-Damewood, president of the chamber of commerce; and John Cucarese of New York Life, who is chairing the event. -- Amy Neeley

STEUBENVILLE — Plans are under way for the 2019 Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Trinity Health System Golf Classic.

It’s an event that dates back more than 30 years, and it’s one of the chamber’s biggest fundraisers.

The tournament is a tradition that brings together golfers, volunteers, staff and chamber members and their employees each spring for a day of food, drink and friendly competition.

This year’s outing has been scheduled for May 21 at the Steubenville Country Club, with registration at 8:30 a.m. and a 10 a.m. shotgun start.

The golf outing committee has been meeting since the first of the year to ensure that this event runs smoothly and never gets stale.

John Cucarese of New York Life is event chair for the eighth-consecutive year and is joined on the committee by Jenn Cesta of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County; Jim Morgan, past chamber chair; Brad Degenkolb of the Holiday Inn of Weirton; Chris Orris of Valley Hospice; Nicole Adamski of the Inn and Suites at Franciscan Square; and Tricia Maple-Damewood, chamber president.

A shrimp and bloody Mary bar, compliments of the Laurels of Steubenville, will kick things off at 8:30 a.m., along with a continental breakfast and coffee.

Back this year is the “Elite Door Prize” display with many upscale items that will be included in drawings. The prizes are valued at $100 or more and include a GoPro, HP laptap, Apple iPad Mini, Pirate tickets, a craft beer basket, a gourmet wine and cheese basket and more.

The baskets are made possible through the support of many sponsors, including the chamber’s board of directors and Ambassador Club.

More than 175 people attended last year’s event, including those who played, volunteered, came for dinner and prizes or who came by to watch.

Many longtime supporters of the event are once again on board, including Trinity, which serves as the title sponsor.

Other major sponsors include DeNoon Lumber, Newbrough Photo, Coen Markets, the Franciscan University of Steubenville and Softite Community Federal Credit Union.

Other event sponsors include Apollo Pro Cleaning and Restoration, the Inn and Suites at Franciscan Square, Capital Healthcare Network, Gables Care Center, M&M True Value Hardware, Voto Manufacturers Sale Co., Hollywood Family Eyecare, DiGregory’s Greenhouse and Garden Center, the Upper Ohio Valley Building and Trades Construction Council, Jefferson County Auditor E.J. Conn, IBEW Local 246, Carriage Inn of Steubenville, Advanced Entertainment Limousine, 1-888-Ohio Comp, U.S. Bank, Remodeling Solutions and Comp Management.

Sponsorship opportunities remain available, and team space is filling up quickly, chamber officials said.

The cost is $500 per foursome and includes golf, cart, all-day beverages, a boxed lunch and steak dinner.

For information or to reserve a spot, call the chamber offices at (740) 282-6226 or e-mail Maple-Damewood at tmaple@jeffersoncountychamber.com.