Lake Shore Savings donates to TRC

Submitted Photo From left are Daniel Reininga, president and chief executive officer of Lake Shore Savings Bank, Kelly Dimitri, chief financial officer of The Resource Center, Chris Anderson, marketing manager/TRC Golf Classic chairman of The Resource Center, and Cindy Hitchcock vice president of Filling the Gap Inc.

Lake Shore Savings Bank has donated its sponsorship money for the 2020 TRC Golf Classic in order to help tournament organizers meet the needs of people with disabilities.

Lake Shore Savings has been the presenting sponsor of the TRC Golf Classic since 2012 and was going to serve in that role again for this year’s event, which had been scheduled to take place May 18 at Moon Brook Country Club in Jamestown. However, the tournament had to be canceled because of COVID-19.

The TRC Golf Classic is the major annual fundraiser for Filling the Gap Inc., a Jamestown-based non-profit organization that works with The Resource Center to support people with disabilities and other socioeconomic challenges in Chautauqua County. The TRC Golf Classic has netted more than $1.6 million since it began in 1997.

Knowing the canceled tournament would cause a financial strain for Filling the Gap and The Resource Center during a difficult time caused by COVID-19, Lake Shore Savings decided to donate its $15,000 sponsorship fee.

“Lake Shore Savings Bank is proud of its position as the presenting sponsor of the TRC Golf Classic,” said Daniel P. Reininga, Lake Shore Savings Bank president and chief executive officer. “Once the tournament’s organizers decided they had to cancel this year’s event, it was an easy decision for Lake Shore Savings to demonstrate our support of Filling the Gap and The Resource Center by donating the sponsorship fee. Through this gesture, we can help Filling the Gap and The Resource Center continue to meet the needs of our friends and neighbors with disabilities.”

“We are extremely grateful to Lake Shore Savings for sponsoring the TRC Golf Classic every year,” said Cindy Hitchcock, vice president for business and finance at Filling the Gap. “Their generosity in donating this year’s sponsorship fee, even though we had to cancel the tournament, is overwhelming,”

“Dan Reininga and his entire team at Lake Shore Savings Bank are simply an awesome corporate partner,” said Denise Jones, The Resource Center’s Chief Executive Officer. “Their commitment to our mission allows us to continue to meet the needs of people with disabilities who need support during normal times, and who are especially vulnerable during the pandemic.”


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