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The Kids Thank You!

December 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The AFLAC Cancer Center sends their heartfelt gratitude for all particpants of the Mayor’s Tournament. Thanks for being part of the effort to make a difference.

On behalf of all the patients and families served by the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta let me express warm appreciation to you for conveying a $1,925.00 donation which represents proceed from 2011 Tournament. We are deeply grateful for your support.

Your gift enables Children’s to strengthen our fight against cancer and blood disorders, offering patients and their families c1inica1leadership and advanced research they need and deserve. Your support of the Aflac Cancer Center helps provide the full physical, emotional and spiritual support they need – at one of the most stressful times of their lives.

The dream we share to end cancer and blood disorders in children all over the world will be realized because of your thoughtfulness. Thank you for being a part of this urgent work.

With warmest best wishes for this coming holiday season.

Sincerely,

Lauren Griffin

Development Officer

The 2011 Wrap Up

June 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Mayor Speaks - Quietly

Wow!

Can you believe it! It’s been ten years of sustained bad golf action for The Mayor’s Tournament. This year was special as we had a record number of players (sixty four!) help to contribute a record amount of money ($1,925.00) to The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, The Afflac Cancer Center.

Topping the list of mediocre foursomes was our winning group consisting of Mike and Joe Glancy, with Staurt Hackworth and Mike Oliver…aka The Glancy Allstate group.

In the death defying putt of the year- the fifty foot, double breaker for five grand – had gutsy Mark Hartman wondering if maybe one more beer might have produced the result he was looking for. Tournament participants are now a collective 0 for 3 in this event ending show of skill.

We also had winners for closest to the pin and longest drive, but quite fankly we can’t post the winners’ names here. No, not because of some sercurity measure, but because we can’t remember who they were. We lost the paperwork after the 30th $1 beer.

But we do remember the winner of the 50-50 raffle – Crack Attack author Steve Ventimiglia who won a staggering eighty two dollars.

I want to thank you all for being so generous along with our sponsors. Without you guys (and gals) we wouldn’t be able to give out all the gift certificates and grab bags to all the players.

Last of all, our favorite last place team, making it four out of five years, Team Ventimiglia did it again, winning the famous twelve pack – of toilet paper.

Thank you all, and see you next year!

Joe Mantineo

The Mayor

Official Invitations Are Out

May 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hello fellow hackers and do-gooders. Today the Mayor posts the official 2011 Mayor’s Tournament Invitations.

As many of you know, these turn into collector’s items rather quickly and have been known to pull in big bucks when auctioned off on eBay.

Get your hard copy from the Mayor himself by stopping by his house, after 10:00pm preferably. Alternatively, he’ll seek you out.

If you haven’t already done so, pay the Mayor directly or utilize the Paypal button on this site to secure your spot.

2011 Event Registration is Live!

February 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Saturday June 18, 2011 – Thursday January 1, 1970

4200 Nance Road
Acworth, GA 30101
(770) 917-5151

View MapMap and Directions | Register

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Register for the 2011 Mayor’s Tournament Charity Golf Tournament without having to talk to the Mayor!  That’s right, you can do it right here on this page.

Once again we will be at lovely Cobblestone Golf Course, doing our best to raise some much needed funds for children in need. The event will take place the day before Father’s Day, which falls on June 25th this year.

Please use the form below to add your contact information. After you complete it, you will be brought to the payment page where payments via credit card can be made. The surcharge represents the fee Paypal charges us to process credit card transactions.

If you are paying for the entire foursome, make sure to add all the participants below.

Event to be held at: Cobblestone Golf Course

Register

AFLAC Thanks You for 2010

January 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Mayor's Tournament Helps KidsThe AFLAC Cancer Center sends their heartfelt gratitude for all particpants of the Mayor’s Tournament. Thanks for being part of the effort to make a difference.

“On behalf of all the patients and families served by the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta let me express warm appreciation for your $770.00 donation which represents proceed from The Mayors Tournament. We are deeply grateful for your support.

Your gift enables Children’s to strengthen our fight against cancer and blood disorders, offering patients and their families c1inica1leadership and advanced research they need and deserve. Your support of the Aflac Cancer Center helps provide the full physical, emotional and spiritual support they need – at one of the most stressful times of their lives.

The dream we share to end cancer and blood disorders in children all over the world will be realized because of your thoughtfulness. Thank you for being a part of this urgent work.

Sincerely,

Jessica Houston

Program Coordinator “

New Champions Crowned in 2010

July 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After all was said and done this year a new championship team was crowned as The Mayor’s Tournament champs.  We haven’t had repeat winners since Hogan, Nicklaus, Jones and Mantineo pulled it off in 1963, so this is no surprise.

The surpirse however was the winning team. Huge underdogs when the day began, the team was comprised of Todd Godwin, Dave Doering, David Hines, and Chad Tramonte. Knowing them as we all do, there’s no doubt a few foot wedges set up some birdie opportunities.

Outside of the obvious benefits a win like this provides, aka groupies and free hot dogs at the entrance of Home Depot on a spring day, this foursome also received huge trophies for their accomplishment (as seen in photo).

For every winner there’s also a loser. I could be politically correct and say they’re non-winners, but really, this foursome’s picture should be next to the word loser in the dictionary.

The team was comprised of  Joe Massaro, his son Anthony Massaro, Dan Dwyer, and his son Shawn Dwyer.

We will cut this team slack since it was made up of two father-son teams. Rather than getting a trophy, the last place team always gets something more valuable…the honorary pack of toilet paper. Happy wiping.

And finally, we had the $5,000 putt challenge. The object, simple. Bury a putt from 50′ and walk away with five grand. Miss it, and leave your ego on the dance floor. This year’s lucky contestant was Scott Gasparini. Foregoing the advice of the club professional, you know the guy that not only reads greens for a living, but has read this specific one for the past 10 years, Gasparini looked to his neighbor, Chad Tramonte for the line to the hole.

Needless to say, the putt missed on the rookie side and Gasparini was forced to ask others to buy him his $1 draft beers.

Good times had by all, the Mayor hopes you will all come back for more next year!

2010 Tournament Recap

July 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The 2010 Mayor’s Tournament proved to be another successful event as 36 hackers teed off on a beautiful Saturday morning to do their part in helping kids in need.

The weather was great, the sponsors were great and the players were…mediocre. But we’ve come to expect nothing less from this tournament.

Although the economy took a hit on the number of attendees, down twelve from last year, overall donations were only one hundred dollars less. The Mayor is happy to report that after adding up the receipts (yes, a calculator was used) the tournament netted $1,000 for our two charities: The Aflac Children’s Cancer Center and the Kennesaw Optimist Club.

This year we had a record setting six sets of father/son groups, and one set comprised of father/lazy son in law. What a great way to spend the day before Father’s Day!

Of course this tournament wouldn’t be possible without the help of so many people.

I want to thank Mike Glancy of The Glancy Allstate and Scott Smith of PestBan for sponsoring holes on the golf course. On a side note, if you know of a business or individual who wants to sponsor a hole, or a hole in one competition, let the Mayor know. It’s cheap and goes to the kids.

Donations, be it money, products or time, were made by the following folks: Scott Harper, Shon Rollins, Joe Massaro, John Losteau, Don White, Lynn Mertes, Robert Kenny, Scott Gasparini, Ryan Crass, Steve Matthews, Julie Doering, Jason Ellis, Kevin Dorman, Mark Dunn

Of course we can’t forget about our local restaurants and companies who’ve donated their products and services.

Chris Wright of Cobblestone Golf Course, Matt Floyd of Hooters in Kennesaw, Richard at Green Machine, Joanne Tubo of Waterstone Grill of Acworth, Henry of Henry’s Louisiana Grill, and of course our favorite place to hang out for beers, the folks at Olde Towne Tavern.

Thank you all so much!

I can’t wait to do it again next year.

Sincerely,

Joe Mantineo

The Mayor

About Our Charities

The Aflac Cancer Center is committed to providing our pediatric patients a brighter future through advanced medical treatment, family-centered care, a child-friendly environment and innovative research.

Recognized as one of the top childhood cancer centers in the country by U.S.News & World Report, the Aflac Cancer Center treats more than 350 new cancer patients each year and follows more than 2,500 patients with sickle cell disease, hemophilia and other blood disorders. Our courageous patients range from infants to young adults.

The Kennesaw Optimist Club has been serving the youth of our community since 1975. By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in children. “Friend of Youth” is the club motto and guiding principle.

The club is a non-political, non-denominational civic club open to those who wish to serve the community.

2010 Tournament Info

June 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

As you all know, The Mayor’s Tournament is just a few weeks away.

The sign-ups have been brisk over the past week and we are well on the way to have another great tournament…for the kids!!  The prizes being given out this year are better than ever. Plus, we’re bringing back the putt for $5K. Get practicing.

But remember it’s not about you. It’s about the kids.

To reserve your slot, and chance to win many valuable prizes, get your money in now. You can use the Paypal option on this website or you can get the cash to the Mayor, Joe Mantineo in person.

The deadline for payment is this week June 6th. If you want to be included in a specific foursome, or avoid someone, let the Mayor know. We will provide the tee times and foursomes on this site once it’s finalized.

The Mayor is out of town next week so things are hectic right now from an organizational point of view. Keep in mind he’s laid out all the cash up front so if you don’t want to see his wife, son and poor skinny Dino giving tugs for drugs, get the money to him sooner than later.

The Mayor’s Tournament Committee can’t wait to see you on the course.

Thank You from Aflac Cancer Center

January 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

On December 21st, AFLAC Cancer Center thanks all of you for your contribution toward children cancer causes in the Atlanta area.

I’d like to add my personal thanks to all participants and, more importantly, sponsors of the tournament.

Thank you very much for your $1,100 donation to the Aflac Cancer Center & Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. We greatly appreciate your support.

Your gift will be used to help fund the Aflac Cancer Center Family Support Team. This team, consisting of chaplains, social workers, child life specialists and school teachers, surrounds each patient and their family with the support they need throughout their cancer journey-from the day of diagnosis through the survivorship clinic. They complete the circle of care we feel is so necessary when caring for a child with cancer.

We rely on the generosity of friends such as you to make this vital team available to our young cancer patients. Thank you again for your gift of hope and healing.

Sincerely,

Lauren Griffin
Program Coordinator

Thanks again to everyone.

The Mayor,

Joe Mantineo

The Mayor Gives It Up

January 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“With great power comes great responsibility.”

That thought kept Joe Mantineo, aka The Mayor, awake at nights.

After seven years of co-organizing the annual Mayor’s Tournament Golf Championship, the responsibility suddenly fell on his shoulders alone.

Would this Atlas shrug? Not a chance.

Although a proponent of the old saying,  “work never killed anyone, but I don’t want to take any chances”, the mayor ditched his beliefs and got to work. He organized like minded folks to help and in the end created the most attended, most contributed to event in tournament history.

The tournament had 48 participants, over 25 sponsors, a $5,000 putt opportunity and plenty of fun.  It was a great success by all accounts.

In early December, The Mayor had the opportunity of giving the Tournament’s 2009 charity of choice, AFLAC Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service, the proceeds of this year’s event. The result was a six figure check (admittedly we’re counting decimal places) totaling $1,100.00.

The Mayor, as well as AFLAC Cancer Center, want to thank all the participants and sponsors that made this tournament such a huge success. You’ve helped children in more ways than you can imagine, and for most of you it was only a matter of hitting a white ball deep into the woods. Repeatedly.

For that, a great big thank you is deserved.

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