Welcome to the Home of the Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic
Celebrating the memory of Rochester’s greatest LPGA player
More than a golf tournament, the events and programs leading to the tournament reflect Danielle’s legacy as a motivator to not only keep professional golf prevalent in the Rochester community, and to continue to inspire the future stars of the LPGA and the future stars of Rochester.
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Tournament week commences with an event that best represents the legacy of Danielle Downey, Rochester’s most successful female golfer. Danielle had a vision to keep professional golf prevalent here and to help younger players and the Rochester community through using golf as an outlet to connect people within the community.
The Future of Women’s Golf Pro-Am pairs local female high school golfers with Symetra Tour professionals, affording the players a unique experience to socialize, learn and celebrate golf with a mentor.
Before her untimely passing, Danielle invited her friends on the LPGA tour to Brook-Lea CC to play in this event. Her goal was to continue to push and inspire the future of the game. The annual Future of Women’s Golf Pro-Am is a wonderful tribute to what Danielle believed in.
The Junior Clinic allows young golfers in the Rochester area to work with a Symetra Tour player improving their skills. This special event aims to increase the interest of golf among the next generation in the Rochester community to grow the game and helps teach the life lessons of the game like integrity, sportsmanship and patience. The young people who attend the Junior Clinic learn how to improve their own games as they work through a variety of demonstrations, drills and competitions.
The Women’s Forum gives our attendees the opportunity to hear, digest and interact with our inspiring local, female panelists who have achieved an exceptional level of personal and professional success. Our panelists share stories about how their resilience, strength, and courage fueled them to chase a dream. The event is interactive with attendees and their tablemates – after one keynote delivers her story to the audience, the attendees actively engage and network with those around them to pass along their own unique perspective and insight on the topic discussed. This event embodies how the Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic is more than a golf tournament as women educate and empower other women through meaningful connections made through this event.
Our tournament was inspired by and acts as a tribute to the late Danielle Downey. We lost Danielle far too early, but her message lives on through this tournament. Many of the players who have participated in our event have moved on to the LPGA and showed that they truly are the stars of tomorrow.
About Tournament Beneficiary: Pluta Cancer Center Foundation
The Foundation’s mission is to continue to support the Pluta Cancer Center, its patients and its team by providing the funds necessary to relieve the financial burdens that many cancer patients and their families face, expand and enhance our complimentary integrative oncology services as well as invest in the professional development of our caregivers who are at the front lines of patient care.
The emotional and financial costs of cancer can put an increased burden on patients and their families. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and support from our community, the Pluta Cancer Center Foundation is able to help with some of the many stresses associated with a cancer diagnosis. This can include providing gas and grocery cards, assisting with the purchase of necessary medical equipment, helping to fund dental work or travel costs associated with clinical trials, and so much more. This also means supporting initiatives such as the poncho project and comfort bags, as well as funding programs offered at Pluta such as yoga and Tai Chi, which are free of charge to patients.
Learn more about the Foundation and its initiatives at (585) 486-0591 or www.plutacancerfoundation.org
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