CHAUTAUQUA - The Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau announces plans for the 16th annual golf tournament held in honor of CCVB founding director Donald Hogan. The tournament will be held Sept. 15 at the Chautauqua Golf Club, beginning at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Contestants will compete for first-, second- and third-place prizes plus longest drive and closest to the pin awards. The cost is $80 per person and includes a buffet lunch.
Proceeds from the annual tournament benefit the Donald Hogan Tourism Scholarship program. This program awards between three to four scholarships to area seniors each year based on an essay outlining the importance and relevance of tourism in Chautauqua County. Since its inception in 2001, the program has awarded $36,000 in scholarships to 60 area students.
Donald Hogan was the director of Chautauqua County Vacationlands Association, forerunner of Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau, until 1989. The Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau, a not-for-profit agency, is the official tourism promotion agency for Chautauqua County and New York state's Chautauqua-Allegheny Region including Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Parties interested in playing in the CCVB/Hogan Memorial Golf Tournament or in sponsoring a hole, should contact Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau at 357-4569.