LONGMEADOW– JGS Lifecare hosted its 40thth Annual Frankel-Kinsler Classic Day of Tournaments at Twin Hills Country Club on Aug. 16. Drawing more than 200 guests attracted to golf and card-playing tournaments, the event raised more than $115,000 to elevate senior care in the Leavitt Jewish Home, Ruth’s House Assisted Living, and Sosin Center for Rehabilitation.
The event honored the memory of Seymour Frankel, who passed away on Dec. 31. Frankel, a stellar volunteer, was a founder of the Classic in 1981 –named originally for the Raymond and Herman Kinsler families and later for Frankel’s son Michael, a past chairman of the JGS Board who died suddenly in 2013 at age 49.
“[Seymour] worked tirelessly for this organization and a number of organizations in town, and he touched everyone in a special way,” said Tournament co-chair Jeff Grodsky, Frankel’s great-nephew.
Past Board Chairman Stephen Krevalin, paid tribute to Frankel who, like others of his generation, “shared an abiding and passionate commitment to care for our needy and our elderly, and in particular the Jewish Nursing Home of Western Massachusetts, now JGS Lifecare. The creation of the Kinsler golf classic 40 years ago was an incredibly important step to help us not only raise significant funds but also share our compelling story with so many. And while the Kinsler tournament raised countless funds for JGS, it is but a small fraction of the contribution and ultimate legacy of Seymour Frankel.”
Main Photo: Mark Katz, Jerry Schreibstein, Andy Zolator and Ben Falk had a great day in the sun, bringing home the trophies for First Place Net Winners of the Tournament.