Dr. Jennifer Sidari: Hope is Contagious Golf Tournament

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Members of the Dr. Jennifer Sidari Golf Tournament Committee present a donation to The Helping Hands Society, Hazleton from the proceeds of last year’s tournament. Pictured from left: Bill Goldsworthy, Tournament co=chairman, Larry Sidari, committee member, Mary Beth Koch, Executive Director of The Helping Hands Society and Pete Sidari, father of Jennifer.

The friends and family of Dr. Jennifer Sidari will gather on the green of Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club on Friday, Oct. 7 for ‘The Dr. Jennifer Sidari: Hope is Contagious Golf Tournament’.

The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 11 a.m.  A gourmet food tent will compliment the course and the event will conclude with a cocktail hour and dinner reception.  

The cost is $85 per golfer, $330 per foursome, $125 per Hole Sponsor and $50 for dinner-only guests.  All proceeds of the tournament will support The Jennifer Sidari, M.D. scholarships at two of her alma maters: Wyoming Area High School and The Commonwealth Medical College, as well as other community nonprofits.

Jennifer Sidari, M.D. passed away unexpectedly in May of 2013, just two weeks after receiving her doctoral degree from The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC).  Born and raised in West Pittston, Jennifer was also a graduate of Wyoming Area High School and The University of Scranton.  

Despite her shortened life, Jennifer’s accomplishments are innumerable.  She was nationally recognized in her medical education with a nomination for the Physicians of Tomorrow Award.  During her studies at TCMC, she volunteered in children’s hospitals and clinics around the world including South Africa and Haiti.  Most of all, Jennifer was known for her contagious smile and selfless personality.

The tournament is limited in capacity, so reserve your foursome today! For more information on additional sponsorship opportunities or to reserve your spot on the course, please contact one of the event chairs, Bill Goldsworthy at (570) 237-1810, wpgoldy@gmail.com or Mike Cabell, (570) 233-1389, mfcabell@gmail.com.  For more information on Dr. Jen’s Hope or to download a tournament brochure, visit http://www.drjenshope.org.  Donations may also be made to Dr. Jen’s Hope Foundation, c/o The Luzerne Foundation, 15 Montgomery Ave., West Pittston PA 18643.