July 13, 2017

Thank you for supporting the Frankel-Kinsler Classic, and congratulations to the winners

Frankel-Kinsler Golf Classic

On Monday, June 19, JGS Lifecare celebrated its 37th Annual Frankel-Kinsler Classic at Twin Hills Country Club. Together, we raised over $100,000, which will go to support the enhancement of our residents’ dining experiences with the purchase of new dining room furniture and serving equipment. Funds will also support employee scholarships.

Much appreciation for our staff and volunteers

Thanks to the detailed planning and oversight by our own Kim Grandfield, the day went off perfectly––even the rainy weather held off until we were done. Thank you to our many volunteers from our staff and from the community who helped us with registration, spotting for holes-in-one, selling raffle tickets, and more. Committee members who helped us plan this event by raising sponsorships, requesting raffle donations, selling raffle tickets, and recruiting a full field of golfers included:

  • Bruce Devlin
  • David Ference
  • Seymour Frankel
  • Jeff Grodsky
  • Scott Grodsky
  • Richard Halpern
  • Mike Horowitz
  • Israel Schepps
  • Jon Shrair
  • Brian Zippin

A special thanks to Richard for securing so many gifts and sponsorships, to Israel for your oversight of the golf tournament, and to The Blood Brothers––Bruce Devlin, Tim Tomko, Kim Coale and Jeff Sullivan––for your wonderful entertainment.

Hats off to all of our competitors and the tournament winners

Joining our 95 golfers were 38 bridge players, 25 canasta players, 18 mah jongg players, and 6 pickleball players. The Bridge Committee included Jan Draymore and Doris Chase; canasta was organized by Linda Radding; mah jongg by Jodie Foster, and pickleball by Wendy Webber.

Golf tournament winners:

Low Gross – 62

  • Bill Cunningham, Jr.
  • Bill Cunningham, Sr.
  • Keith Cunningham
  • Dave Thor

2nd Gross – 63

  • Dave Ference
  • Dave Rosso
  • Joe Premont
  • Ben Coyle

Low Net – 49

  • Arnold Wray
  • Bobby Barkett
  • Peter Greenberg
  • Steven Crane

2nd Net ­– 50 match of cards

  • Israel Schepps
  • Jenn Forbush
  • Ryan Trask
  • Pete Pessolano

3rd Net – 50 match of cards

  • Brian Zippin
  • Brad Foster
  • Steve Korn
  • Jim Byrne

Closest to the pin

  • -3 Beth Mineo 10’
  • -9 Richard Gaberman 6’10”
  • -13 Dave Rosso 17’4”
  • -18 Richard Gaberman 17’3”

Long drive

  • M-11 Andrew Calkins
  • F-11 Jenny “Boom Boom” Forbush

Closest to the line

  • -1 Ben Falk

Finally, a great big thank to our generous sponsors:

Gold Sponsor

  • Harry Grodsky & Co.

Lunch Sponsor

  • TD Bank

Silver Sponsors

  • Astro Chemicals, Inc.
  • Berkshire Bank
  • Bolduc’s Apparel
  • Epstein Financial Services
  • IT Direct
  • Kaste Industrial Machine Sales, Inc.
  • Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C.
  • Westfield Bank

Table Sponsors

  • Albert and Judith Goldberg Foundation
  • Your friends at Bacon Wilson
  • Atty. Michael and Anne Chernick
  • D.A. Sullivan & Sons
  • Fitzgerald Attorneys at Law
  • Locklin Construction Co.
  • Medical Recruitment Specialists
  • Medline Industries, Inc.
  • Northstar Pulp & Paper
  • Pearson Systems, Inc.

Cart Sponsors

  • Aaron Posnik & Co., Inc.
  • Martin Baicker, Kelly Larkin, and Jacob Baicker
  • Blum Shapiro
  • Carr Property Management, Inc.
  • CBS/Xerox
  • Contractors Home Appliances, Inc.
  • Dave’s Soda & Pet Food City
  • Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of New England
  • Gekay Sales and Service Inc.
  • Goodless Electric Co.
  • JD Rivet Co. Inc.
  • Life Supply Corporation
  • NAI Plotkin
  • New England Retina Consultants
  • Northstar Recycling Group
  • Peoples United Bank
  • James and Barbara Sadowsky
  • Sixt Rent-A-Car
  • United Bank
  • U.S.A. Hauling & Recycling Inc.
  • Barbara and Bruce Winer and Family

Hole and Tee Sponsors

  • Aaron Smith, P.C.
  • Advanced Vein Care Center
  • A & M Landscaping
  • Ascher Zimmerman Funeral Home
  • Associated Building Wreckers, Inc.
  • Auto Sales Center
  • Baskin’s Inc.
  • Betsy and Joel Bertuzzi
  • Boston’s Best Coffee Roasters
  • Brad’s Service Center
  • Braman Termite & Pest Elimination
  • Brennan Family Foundation
  • Broadway Office Interiors, Inc.
  • Carol and Charlie Casartello
  • Century Investment
  • Joe and Beth Chague
  • City Tire Co., Inc.
  • Cohn Reznick, LLP
  • Cooley, Shrair P.C.
  • Corporate Systems Associates, Inc.  (2)
  • Crestal Health Periodontics
  • Steven and Amy Dane
  • Bruce E. Devlin, Esq.
  • Eastern States Exposition (2)
  • Bonnie and Dan Engelman
  • Florence Dental Care
  • Forest Park Eye Care
  • Donna, Emma and Joely Frankel
  • Betsey and Malcolm Freedman
  • Freedom Credit Union
  • Goldsmith, Katz and Argenio P.C.
  • Grosnick Financial
  • Linda and Richard Goldrick
  • Lynn D. and Gilbert A. Haberman Family Fund
  • Haberman Insurance Group
  • Susan and Richard Halpern
  • Homewatch Caregivers
  • Horizon Sheet Metal
  • Inglewood Development Corp.
  • James J. Dowd & Sons Insurance Agency, Inc.
  • Ruth and David B. Katz
  • Alissa and Steven Korn
  • Legacy Fire Protection, Inc.
  • Market Mentors (2)
  • Mary Kreitzer
  • Frank Higgins & Co. Inc., Commercial Flooring Specialists
  • M.J. Moran Inc.
  • Mountain View Landscapes (2)
  • New England Orthopedic Surgeons Inc.
  • Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc.
  • Restore Skin Care Center
  • Robinson Donovan, P.C.
  • Jim Rosenthal and Halina Wiczyk
  • Mayor Domenic Sarno
  • Serv-U Locksmiths
  • Shatz, Schwartz & Fentin
  • The Sokol Family
  • Springfield Corrugated Box, Inc.
  • Steven Stimell
  • Superior Caulking & Waterproofing
  • The Berkshire Design Group, Inc.
  • The Collins Company
  • Uno Chicago Grill
  • Weiner Law Firm, P.C.
  • The Welch Family
  • White’s
  • In Memory of Stan Winer

Hole in One Sponsors

  • Marcotte Ford Sales
  • Teddy Bear Pools & Spas
  • Tekoa Country Club

Course Refreshment Sponsors

  • Elisa and Jeff Goldberg
  • Williams Distribution

Promotional Items

  • Bluetooth speakers donated by Bolduc’s Apparel
  • Golf balls donated by Frank & Hillary Suher, E-S Sports

Entertainment Provided By

  • Photobomb413
  • The Blood Brothers

The Frankel-Kinsler Classic is named in memory of Michael J. Frankel, former chairman of the JGS Lifecare Board of Directors, and the families of Raymond and Herman Kinsler, longtime leaders and supporters, for their exemplary commitment to those served by JGS Lifecare.