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40th Annual Frankel-Kinsler Classic Golf Tournament to honor the late Seymour Frankel

LONGMEADOW — JGS Lifecare  a leading health care system serving seniors and their families in western Massachusetts, will host its Frankel-Kinsler golf tournament fundraiser on Monday, August 16th at Twin Hills Country Club in Longmeadow.  This will be the organization’s 40th annual tournament and it is being held to honor the memory of Seymour Frankel, one of the founders of the Classic and a long-time supporter and special ambassador of JGS Lifecare.  In addition to golf, the tournament includes bridge, canasta and mahjong tournaments.

The tournament is named not for Seymour, but in memory of his son, Michael Frankel, a 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.  With Seymour’s passing this year, tournament leaders will pay tribute to his extraordinary leadership and commitment to JGS Lifecare.

Event Sponsors committed to the tournament include The Albert & Judith Goldberg Family Foundation, Harry Grodsky & Co, The Lynn D. and Gilbert A.  Haberman Family Fund at the Jewish Endowment Foundation, a division of the Jewish Federation of Western MA, Steve and Georgianne Roberts, Epstein Financial Services, Berkshire Bank, Alekman DiTusa, LLC, Century Investment, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, Donna Frankel, Kaste Industrial Machine Sales, Inc., NEFCO, and ProCare LTC Pharmacy.

Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. with tee-off at 12:30 p.m.  The entry fee if $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 Gary Rome Hyundai, Teddy Bear Pools, and Tekoa Country Club, as well as win JGS LIferaffle prizes.  Golf Tournament Solutions will be offering golfers the opportunity to win a closest to the pin contest with the use of their air cannon.  Awards will be presented to top golfers during the dinner portion of the event.

Proceeds will fund enhancements to resident programming and services, will fund the purchase of medical and personal protective equipment, and will support staff scholarships for advanced training and career advancement.

To register go to   or contact Susan Halpern at or 413-567-3949, ext. 3533.

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