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March of Dimes Foundation

Western New York Division

Chairman University Center
For Immediate Release May 13, 2009 385 N. French Road, Suite 100
Tom Naples Buffalo, NY 14228
Contacts: Stacey Wawrzyniec 716-691-3805 Telephone (716) 691-3805
Andrew Brocato 716-635-5786 Fax (716) 691-0240


Lou Billitier
March of Dimes Tees off against Premature Birth Rates
Joseph Burwick Local celebrities to participate including current and former Buffalo Sabres and others.

Amherst, NY - The 2009 March of Dimes Celebrity Golf Classic will take place
Nick Carriere Monday, June 8, 2009, beginning at 12 Noon at Brookfield Country Club located at
5120 Shimerville Road, Clarence. This annual event raises money and awareness for
premature infancy.
Doug Cusano
Current and former Buffalo Sabres and other sports celebrities and local
DianeDinsmore sportscasters in Western New York will be in attendance to support the March of
Dimes campaign to address the increasing rate of preterm birth. “We are privileged
to have such a renowned roster of sports figures who are rallying behind the March
Eric Fiebelkorn of Dimes’ goal to help save babies,” said Golf Chair Tom Naples of Integrity Office
Supply. “Premature birth is a common, serious, and costly problem for families,
affecting one in every eight babies right here in Western New York.”
Dan Gigante
With premature births at an all-time high and climbing, the March of Dimes is
working to help prevent babies from being born too soon and sometimes too small to
JamieHypnarowski survive. The March of Dime’s major sponsor for this year’s Golf Classic is Best
Buy and Integrity Office. Other corporate sponsors are Ferguson Electric, Uniland
Bill Iannarelli Development, Niagara Metal, New York Institute of Massage, and Dent Neurologic

Richard Lane Local celebrity attendees at the March of Dimes Celebrity Golf Classic include:
Rick Martin, Rick Jeneret, Jay McKee, Harry Neale, James Patrick, Turner Gill,
Warde Manuel, and many more.
Todd Levin
Over the past 16 years, this event has raised over $1.3 million. This year’s
tournament goal is to raise $105,000 for healthier babies. “We look forward to
Jason Lezark
helping families in our own backyard and to give every baby a fighting chance to
survive,” Naples continued.
Craig Muni
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby
health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the
Steve Northman March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth
defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and
information, visit or or by call the Western
Bill Wippert New York Division at (716) 691-3805.