Fifth Annual Juice Classic Golf Tournament set for July 20

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - A foundation named after a Frankfort man will have its fifth annual golf tournament July 20 to raise money to help ill children.

The Fifth Annual Juice Classic Golf Tournament will be July 20 at Stonebridge Golf and Country Club in New Hartford. A buffet dinner and awards ceremony for participants and nonparticipants will take place after the tournament.

All proceeds will benefit the Joe Cassella Foundation, which provides financial assistance for medical expenses to families of children who are ill in the Washington, D.C.-area. The foundation has raised more than $250,000 to help children and their families.

The foundation is named after Joe Cassella Jr., who grew up in Frankfort before moving to Washington, D.C. In 2008, Cassella was diagnosed with mesothelioma, an aggressive lung cancer related to asbestos exposure. At the age of 40, 10 months after his diagnosis, he died.

For more information about the tournament, contact Sam Bono at (585) 330-5315. To learn more about the foundation or to donate, visit

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