Ingram Micro's Charity Golf Tournament Raises Big Bucks

Ingram Micro Charity Golf

Ingram Micro raised more than $200,000 at its annual charity golf tournament earlier this month in Akron, N.Y. This year's tournament drew 155 golfers, including Ingram Micro employees and vendor executives. Pictured here are, from left, Karen Hughes (Brother), Susan O’Sullivan (Ingram Micro), Kelly Nagel (Ingram Micro), and Candace Lavoy (IBM).

Photos courtesy of Michael Walline.

Fab Foursome

Since 1995, Ingram Micro has raised more than $1 million for local charities. Led by Ingram Micro’s Buffalo team, the event has taken on a life of its own in terms of the attire the golf teams wear. Pictured here, from left, are Ingram Micro's Mark Wereski, Eric Kohl, Marty Battaglia and Peter Graber.

"We're very fortunate to be able to partner with our vendor community to benefit local charities in the Buffalo area. This year [was] the largest amount raised in any given year. We are so grateful to all who participate and honored to be able to support these deserving charities," said Battaglia, senior director of sales, in a statement.

Ink About It

Ingram Micro's Mark Niedzielski's shows off his new -- and we assume temporary -- tattoo of Juniper Networks' logo.

The five charities each receiving $40,000 from Ingram Micro were: Wings Flights of Hope, Buffalo Hospice, Wee Can Preschool, Helping Kids To Smile Foundation, and the Brian Moorman Punt Foundation.

Carting The Way

Ingram Micro's Mark Okey and Rob Lindquist get some high-fives as they head out to the course.

Think Pink

Ingram Micro's Jennifer Smith and and Kristin Travis mug it up for the camera. In addition to the early-morning tournament, participants attended an awards banquet and presentation of the proceeds to the benefiting organizations and a silent auction raised even more money.

All Smiles

If you're going to dress in matching brown-and-yellow plaid shirts and hats, you might as well smile. From left to right are Ingram Micro's Pete Houseman, Ron Phillips, Chuck Hayes and Andrew Kouzan.

Water Hazard

Ryan Kingston of Cisco Systems hits a ball out of a kiddie pool.

Teeing Off

An Ingram golfer tees off while his teammates look on at The Links at Ivy Ridge in Akron, N.Y.

"This annual golf tournament is one of the best ways to bring our associates and business partners together to keep that tradition going," said Tom Bamrick, executive director of east and global sales for Ingram Micro North America, in a statement.

The Big Check

Ingram Micro's Bill Berryman (left), and Marty Battaglia (right), present a check to the Hospice of Buffalo's Jane Mogavero. The pre-printed check says $25,000 but the Hospice received $40,000 after Ingram raised more money than it had expected.