For officials at NRG Dunkirk Power LLC, the choice of Brooks Memorial Hospital's annual golf tournament as the beneficiary of its community contribution was a natural fit.
"Part of NRG's core values is to be a positive community participant in volunteering time and resources," Bart J. Sobczyk, NRG's Community Action Team Chairman, said. "With Brooks being right in our backyard, we feel that we have a connection there through our employees and their families."
NRG Dunkirk Power LLC has been named Title Sponsor for its $5,000 contribution to the 19th Annual Brooks Memorial Hospital Golf Tournament, slated for Friday, July 27 at Shorewood Country Club in Dunkirk. Registrations for the tournament are still being accepted. Information is available by contacting Cindy Wlodarek at 363-7233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured in Dunkirk with the $5,000 Title Sponsor contribution to the 19th Annual Brooks Memorial Hospital Golf Tournament are, from left, Dr. Raja S. Gopalan, tournament co-chairman; Bart J. Sobczyk, representing Title Sponsor NRG Dunkirk Power LLC; Jarrod G. Johnson, Brooks Memorial Hospital COO; and Anthony Kapuscinski, Fuel Handling Supervisor and member of NRG’s Community Action Team.
Lunch and registration at the event begins at 11 a.m., and tee-off is at noon. The cost is $150 per golfer, with priority given to complete, four-person teams and event sponsors.
In addition to its connection to the community hospital, Sobczyk said his company and its 10-member Community Action Team also felt a commitment to the investments that Brooks Memorial Hospital has made to upgrade its equipment. This year, for example, proceeds from the Golf Tournament will be used toward the purchase of a new Orthopedic Surgery Table.
"We believe in the importance of contributing to our community hospital," the official said. "Brooks Memorial Hospital has kept up-to-date with the state-of-the-art services and this equipment has the capabilities to meet the healthcare needs of our community. This is a good reason for others in our community who may be in a position to help and support Brooks Memorial Hospital in such endeavors and ongoing improvements to the services they provide."
The Chick Low Profile Orthopedic Table is a specially-designed radiolucent carbon fiber composite top surgical table that improves X-ray images, reduces set-up time and minimizes secondary radiation due to the elimination of metallic structures.
Dr. Raja S. Gopalan, co-chairman of the tournament and long-time Brooks Memorial Hospital surgeon prior to his recent retirement, said the purchase is critical to keeping the facility modern and up-to-date.
"Improving the Surgery Department will improve the quality and delivery of care to so many," he said. "State-of-the-art technology like this can assuredly change lives, but it does not come without a serious financial commitment. Any donation, small or big, will be appreciated."
Anyone interested in sponsorship opportunities for companies or individuals should also contact Wlodarek at Brooks Memorial Hospital. NRG Dunkirk Power LLC officials recently presented the $5,000 check to Brooks and golf officials at the hospital in Dunkirk.