Golf Tournament Celebrates Legacy of Allen Downing

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August 23, 2011 - 9:41am

On August 15, a full field of golfers converged at Transit Valley Country Club for an afternoon of golf and an evening of remembrance in honor of Allen Lee Downing. 

Downing, a student in the MBA program, passed away in 2005 following a tragic motorcycle accident. His passion for learning inspired family and friends to establish a scholarship in his name. 

This scholarship benefits four students each year who mirror Allen's commitment to education and community service. In 2011, those recipients were Erin Driscoll '12, LaShaya Washington '12, Chelsea White '11 and Rocco Zambito '12. 

The event was made possible with generous support from:

Presenting Sponsor: R & P Oak Hill Development, LLC

Gold Sponsors: ARAMARK, Buffalo Office Interiors, Inc., M&T Bank

Silver Sponsors: Chaintreuil Jansen Stark Architects, LLP, Delaware North Companies, Elbers Landscape Service Inc., Merchants Insurance Group, Phillips Lytle LLP, Superior Contracting, Inc.

Bronze Sponsors: Annese & Associates Inc., Aurora Plumbing Company, CVM Electric, Inc., Capital Management Services L.P., Chartwells, DWC Mechanical, Inc., Erie County Medical Center, FABCON, Friends of Joel Giambra, JW Danforth, Larkin Development Group, Lumsden & McCormick, LLP, MCPc, Medaille College Bookstore, Mercedes Benz of Buffalo, PCS Plumbing and Heating, Pearce & Pearce Co., Inc., Pepsi, SimplexGrinnell, Sonitrol, The McGuire Group, Travers Collins & Company, WNY Immediate Care

Hole-in-One Sponsor: Northtown Automotive Companies

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