11greenVertHoliday Valley has been pleased to back the library since its construction in 2006., and on June 30, they are hosting the 12th annual Ellicottville Memorial Library Pro Am Golf Tournament.

This event has become a favorite of golfers and golf professionals in our region and is open to the public with an 11 a.m. shotgun start.

The library continues to rely on donations to support demand for new literature, computer usage and programming. Holiday Valley has fulfilled its initial pledge to of $100,000 in 2010 and continues to support it with this fundraiser.

Teams will include one WNY PGA professional and amateur guest who will be joined by two local amateur invitees. Format is 2 best ball of 4, 8-% USGA handicap. The cost is $90 members, $120 non-members and includes greens fee, cart, lunch and dinner. There will be amateur prizes of $1,600 in gift certificates.

Skins Event and optional Super Team Skins Contest are $25 per player. Sign up with a partner or sign up individually and the committee will pair you. Entry deadline is June 20, or the first 60 participants, whichever comes first. Call (716) 699- 2345, ext. 4411 for more information.

Libraries are vital to our economy and our communities. The Ellicottville Library continues to fulfill their mission to promote literacy and lifelong learning. In 2013, over 24,000 items were circulated and 3,200 items were added, including 2,000 digital e-books and audio books available for download.

Sponsorship opportunities to benefit Ellicottville Memorial Library are being sought now. Levels include $4,000 Presenting Sponsor, $1,000 Major Tournament Sponsor, $250 Tea and Green Sponsor, and $150 Tee Sponsor. All donations are tax deductible to the 501(c)(3) organization. Please call (716) 699-2345, ext. 4411 for more information about the tournament and sponsorship opportunities.

While you’re here, enjoy the resort and the village of Ellicottville. For a special lodging rate of $99 to stay at the Inn at Holiday Valley on June 29 or June 30, call (716) 699-2345 and mention Pro-Am.