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August 2 Bartlett Pro-Am to again benefit Two Joes Scholarship

by kwindus
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 12:00 pm

The Bartlett Pro-Am tournament is known for bringing some of the area’s best golfers together in competition, but the tournament now has a second important mission – supporting area students pursuing an education in business.

In 2018 Hank Certo and Louis “Ledgie” DeRose established the Two Joes Scholarship Fund in the name of community-minded businessmen Joe Sgro and Joe DeRose, Ledgie’s father, to support a scholarship award for a Cattaraugus County student interested in pursuing a degree in technology, marketing, communications, business or a related field.

Donations made during the Bartlett Pro-Am will help build the endowment fund until it makes its first scholarship award in 3-4 years.

Joseph Sgro was the vice president of Certo Bros. Distributing for 67 years.

Joe DeRose served as president and chief executive officer of Mazza Sheet Metal Inc., Pierce Steel Fabricators Inc. and MKD Realty Co.

Together, the two left an unforgettable mark on the community through their respective businesses and ethics and character.

Those interested in registering for the tournament can contact the Bartlett pro shop, 716-372-5175, ext. 2. Tournament registration will cost $150 per person, which includes golf fees, lunch and steak dinner. The tournament will have an 11 a.m. shotgun start.

Donations can be made to the Two Joes Scholarship Fund at CRCF, 301 North Union St., Suite 203, or online at cattfoundation.org.

Established in 1994, the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in the region. Grants from the foundation support many areas, including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human service, and youth development. To learn more, call (716) 301-CRCF (2723), email [email protected], or visit online at www.cattfoundation.org. CRCF is also on Facebook (facebook.com/cattfoundation) and Twitter (@CattFoundation).