The global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has created the need and civic duty to “flatten the curve” by limiting social contact and avoid events where numerous individuals are gathered. This pandemic has forced individuals and organizations to reconsider events that would have an adverse impact on the well-being of individuals in attendance. For that reason, and after much deliberation, the Board Members of the Scott Spino Foundation, have made the difficult decision to CANCEL the Scott Spino Golf Tournament scheduled for July 20, 2020.
While the cancellation may be disappointing to our participants, our supporters, our volunteers and our Board Members, our decision was based solely on the health and safety of those who have supported our mission and our tournament. Although the golf tournament is the foundation’s major fundraiser, we feel it is more important to protect the health and safety of all who attend, including family, friends, players, sponsors, and community representatives. Each of these individuals has been instrumental in the success of the previous 15 tournaments but protecting those we care about while helping in the flattening of the infamous curve is our primary responsibility and civic duty.
The Board Members thank you for your interest in The Scott Spino 16th Annual Golf Tournament and for understanding the need to cancel this event. Although it is an unprecedented time in our lives, it is comforting to know that we remain united in keeping our community safe and in our common goal of “making a difference in the life of a child” through the work and programs of the Scott Spino Foundation; and for those reasons, we are and will forever be grateful. We wish you and your loved ones a safe and healthy future.
Mark your calendar for next year’s golf tournament scheduled for July 19. 2021.
With Our Sincere Gratitude,
Geri & Jerry Spino
Scott Spino Foundation Board Members
UW Designated Donor #2517
If you have additional questions or would like more information about the foundation, please visit our website at www.scottspinofoundation.org or call Geri Spino at 585-255-0039.
Scott was a vibrant 28-year-old young man & cherished son. He was a respected/admired teacher/coach in the city school system, which was not the environment that he grew up in. He was good natured, kind, giving, sincere, caring, son, brother, grandson, friend, teacher, mentor, coach as well as an active member of our community. He lived life wanting to make a difference in the lives of each child/player. He repeatedly stated to his students/players that he only wanted them to succeed.
On October 31, 2004 , in one brief tragic horrific moment a reckless drunk driver who was a repeat offender took Scott’s life. The driver of the car was 23, had two prior DWI convictions. He had no license, yet still chose to drive, while intoxicated. He has pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree vehicular manslaughter, two counts of driving without a license and two counts of driving under the influence. Scott’s contribution to those whose lives he touched were visibly recognized through the course of his funeral. There were thousands that attended and many more that shared their grief with cards, notes, flowers, donations, hugs & tears. The media surrounding this tragic event was quite impressive. For one young man to make such a difference in the lives of others is truly a statement of how he lived his life. Many of us will never achieve that level of impact to others that he did in such a short time.
Scott Lived A Life That Mattered. Our goal is to continue Scott’s dream/passion to make a difference in our community & the lives of our children through education, coaching/mentoring. To help us achieve this goal we have established the Scott Spino Foundation, Inc. All proceeds received from our fundraisers as well as donations will be placed in the fund for distribution to the community.