Tonawanda News


June 10, 2007

GOLF: Montesano chips in for Carly's Club with 100 holrs

With the “Chip in for Carly’s Club” 100 Holes Golf Tournament coming up a week from today at the Westwood Country Club, one man is really going to be ready to spend some time out on the fairway.

Grand Island resident Ron Montesano will be competing in this year’s event on Sheridan Drive, and trying to raise as much money as possible for Carly’s Club.

Chip In For Carly’s Club is currently in its third year of existence. The tourney was founded by Stuart Scheff of Scheff Insurance. Participants play 100 holes in a day to raise money for cancer research.

Raising money for a good cause, and playing golf was right up Montesano’s ally, being the coach of the girls golf team at Nichols’ High School

“It’s a tremendous cause,” Montesano said. “I lost two colleagues to cancer in the past five years and just lost a neighbor this spring. Cancer is such an insidious disease that we need to keep fighting for a cure.”

And there’s no shortage of kindness in Montesano, as charity is a big part of his life. He currently runs, a website dedicated to both golf and charity, and has ridden in the Ride For Roswell bike ride since its inception, one of only ten or so people that can make that claim. He plans to be riding in the event again this year.

Currently, Montesano has raised about $1,400 for his golfing competition and would like to raise more.

“Support from anyone would be greatly appreciated,” Montesano said.

“Anyone in the public can donate money by going to and clicking on the Chip In Link about halfway down the page. Click on my name, Ronald Montesano, or any name you see that you know.”

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