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JGS Lifecare to Hold 43rd Annual Frankel-Kinsler Classic Day of Tournaments

LONGMEADOW — JGS Lifecare will host its Frankel-Kinsler Classic Day of Tournaments fundraiser on Monday, July 15 at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow. This will be the organization’s 43rd annual tournament. In addition to golf, the tournament includes tennis, pickleball, bridge, canasta, and mahjong tournaments.

The tournament is named in memory Michael Frankel, past chairman of the JGS board, who passed away in 2013 at the young age of 49. It is also named in honor of the Raymond and Herman Kinsler families, longtime supporters of JGS Lifecare.

“The Frankel and Kinsler families have provided extraordinary leadership over the years to JGS Lifecare,” said Susan Halpern, vice president of Development at JGS Lifecare. “This tournament is a tribute to them and helps us continue their extraordinary legacy of caring and good deeds.”

The JGS Lifecare signature tournament brings the community together for a day of fun, food, and friendship in support of the care of the community’s elders. More than 200 people participate in one of several tournaments to help raise funds to support enhanced programming and services for residents, as well as to support staff scholarships for career and skills advancement. Last year, more than $115,000 was raised through sponsorships, donations, and player registrations.

Eldercare organizations like JGS Lifecare have been under severe financial stress due to insufficient funding through governmental programs that do not cover the costs of care, increased expenses due to rising costs, and critical staffing shortages. JGS relies on the community’s support to help raise financial resources and bridge the gap, and the Frankel-Kinsler Classic is a central source of the community’s support. This year’s event proceeds will fund enhancements to programs and services that enrich the lives of elders.

Event sponsors committed to the tournament include the Haberman, Katz, and Webber families; Harry Grodsky & Co.; Kleeberg Sheet Metal; Liberty Bank; Sperling Interactive; Steven and Georgianne Roberts; HUB Retirement & Wealth Management (formerly Epstein Financial Services); PeoplesBank; Alekman DiTusa, LLC; Bay Path University; Century Investment Co.; Donna, Emma, and Joely Frankel; HPC Foodservice; Kaste Industrial Machine Sales Inc.; Meyers Brothers Kalicka, P.C.; ProCare LTC Pharmacy; Spartan Auto Care Centers; and Westfield Bank.

Registration begins at 11 a.m., with tee-off at noon. The entry fee is $275 and includes 18 holes of golf, a barbecue lunch, dinner, and an ice-cream-sundae bar. Golfers will have a chance to win several hole-in-one contests sponsored by Teddy Bear Pools and Tekoa Country Club, as well as win JGS Lifecare raffle prizes. Charity Golf International will offer golfers the opportunity to win a $5,000 dream golf getaway, including airfare for two to San Francisco, two nights at the Pebble Beach Lodge, and three rounds of golf (Pebble Beach Links, Spyglass Hill, and Spanish Bay). Awards will be presented to top golfers during the dinner portion of the event.

To register, click here or contact Susan Halpern at shalpern@jgslifecare.org or (413) 567-3949, ext. 3533.