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Joseph Sellepack and Ron Siwiec Talk All-Star Golf

(August 15, 2017) Joseph Sellepack, Executive Director of the Broome County Council of Churches, and Ron Siwiec, Director of Development of the Catholic Charities of Broome County, discuss how the Jim “Mudcat” Grant All-Star Golf Tournament helps support youth, family and food programs. Sellepack states that with help from supporters like Security Mutual Life Insurance of New York and the many All-Star Tournament sponsors and volunteers, CHOW is able to donate about 2 million pounds of food to our area per year. To watch the full interview, click here.


All-Star Golf Helps Broome County Urban League Summer Program

(August 10, 2017) NewsChannel 34’s Jim Ehmke visits the Broome County Urban League (BCUL) to see its summer camp program in action. Jennifer Lesko, President/CEO of the BCUL, tells how the Jim “Mudcat” Grant All-Star Golf Tournament proceeds help fill the organization’s funding gap, thereby helping the BCUL to continue its summer camp, after-school, and other programs. To watch the full interview, click here.


Jennifer Lesko Talks About All-Star Golf with WNBF Radio

(August 5, 2017) Jennifer Lesko, President/CEO of the Broome County Urban League, goes on the air with “Southern Tier Close Up” to talk about how Jim “Mudcat” Grant’s story still serves as a source of inspiration and empowerment. Proceeds from the Jim “Mudcat” Grant All-Star Golf Tournament help support the Broome County Urban League and three other non-profits that assist children and families. To read more about Lesko’s interview, click here.


How the All-Star Tournament Helps the Broome County Urban League and Boys and Girls Clubs of Binghamton

(August 4, 2017) President/CEO of the Broome County Urban League Jennifer Lesko and Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Binghamton Marybeth Smith join WBNG’s Kara Conrad to discuss how the proceeds from the Jim “Mudcat” Grant All-Star Golf Tournament help support programs like after-school assistance and tutoring program for children ages 6-18. To watch the video, click here.


How the All-Star Tournament Helps the Broome Bounty Program

(July 31, 2017) Jim Ehmke from NewsChannel 34 interviews Jack Seman, the CHOW/Broome Bounty Director. CHOW—one of the beneficiaries of the annual Jim “Mudcat” Grant All-Star Golf Tournament—operates Broome Bounty, a program that collects food from more than 25 locations to distribute to more than 35 community meal sites. Seman states that proceeds from the tournament help feed more people. To watch the video, click here.


How the All-Star Tournament Helps the Boys and Girls Clubs of Binghamton

(July 27, 2017) Jim Ehmke from NewsChannel 34 goes to Camp Sertoma in Kirkwood, NY, to see how the Jim “Mudcat” Grant All-Star Golf Tournament helps one of the programs of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Binghamton. To watch the video, click here.


How the All-Star Tournament Helps Fund Programs Offered by Catholic Charities of Broome County

(July 26, 2017) NewsChannel 34’s Jim Ehmke visits Catholic Charities of Broome County and learns how proceeds from the Jim “Mudcat” Grant All-Star Golf Tournament help fund some of Catholic Charities’ special programs. One such program is Catholic Charities’ Summer Lunch Program, a free lunch program for children up to 18 years old, as well as their parents. To watch the video, click here.