Out & About: GOAL Magazine gala provides support for Our Clubhouse
A group of sharp-dressed men and women gathered Sept. 7 in the Greensburg Country Club to lend support to Our Clubhouse, a Pittsburgh- and Greensburg-based nonprofit that provides support to lives touched by cancer, via the third annual GOAL Magazine Gala.
You may have seen a complimentary copy of Latrobe-based GOAL in a waiting room or chamber of commerce office. It’s published by a nonprofit founded in 2016 by Bill Urbanik, Tony Slezak and Jessica Marazza, who work in wealth management, as a vehicle for business people and entrepreneurs to share useful information with each other, their clients and other area residents.
Providing charitable support is a big part of the mission, too, Urbanik said.
“GOAL is the biggest supporter for our Greensburg location, and not just through the gala,” Our Clubhouse Executive Director Dani Wilson said. “They volunteer and interact with us in so many ways all year-round.”
Urbanik said GOAL’s annual spring golf outing supports Greater Latrobe Partners in Education for life skills classrooms and autism and learning support in the Greater Latrobe School District.
Another aspect of the GOAL mission is a free yearly educational symposium on a current topic affecting the community. Human trafficking will be addressed during a Nov. 6 event at Saint Vincent College.
Weighty topics aside, the gala featured formal portraits and a selfie station, an auction, casino-style games, music, food and beverages. Pittsburgh-based dancers Carlos and Liz Blandino-Lopez warmed up the dance floor for the crowd.
Seen: Jessica Urbanik, Sheri Slezak, Tawnya and Brent Rockwell, Chad Dewey, Paul and Diane Nickoloff, Jim and Beth Graham, Jerry and Pam Ferraro, Jackie Newman, Brad and Amy Meyers, Dale and Amy Knopsnider, Tracy Dripps, Michelle VanHorn, Mike Slezak, Christine Sumner, Anthony and Mary Beth Marazza, Tyler Courtney and Katy Williams, Brian and Kimee Suter and Matthew and Amanda Mayger.
Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .