Upstate Open


The Upstate Foundation’s 33rd annual Upstate Open was held July 24 at Timber Banks Golf Club in Baldwinsville. Led by Presenting Sponsor Solvay Bank, the tournament raised more than $125,000. These funds will help support research on lyme and tick-borne diseases, as well as unmet needs for patients and palliative care needs.

The highlight of the day was a hole-in-one scored by Jim Murray of E-Plus.

“This year’s Upstate Open validated once again the importance of the Upstate Foundation’s mission of supporting patient care, education, and biomedical research in our region,” said Toni Gary, tournament director and associate vice president of community relations and development for Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital/Upstate Foundation. “Just as important, it tangibly demonstrated the support for our mission by the Upstate Medical University family, Central New York businesses, and our community as a whole. Everyone enjoyed a day of golf while adhering to COVID-19 protocols for social distancing.” 

According to Gary, the total of funds raised over the past 33 years is now more than $1.2 million, with proceeds supporting a range of Upstate health initiatives, including: a recent renovation of the pediatric emergency room, pediatric mental health services, the Nappi Longevity Institute, the Golisano Center for Special Needs, and renovation and expansion of the maternity unit at Upstate Community Hospital. 

Gary added that the 2020 event’s success was achieved due to 180 participating golfers and corporate sponsors, Timber Banks staff, numerous Upstate volunteers and the tournament committee led by Stuart Wright, chief financial officer for Upstate University Hospital.


Thank you to the Presenting Sponsor


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Name Owner Date  
2020 Sponsorship & Registration Form   Nancy Boyce 2/3/2020 4:23:22 PM    
Upstate Open sponsorship details and registration form
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