Underwriting was also locally based. The presenting sponsor was CNY Fertility and Healing Arts with other sponsorships by Dermody, Burke & Brown, St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center, Wachovia, Delmonico Associates, Widewaters, Retina Vitreous Surgeons, M&T Bank and JF Real Estate.
"We come every year to the Beach, Blues & Bar-B-Que and bring family from as far away as Oswego, "said Karen Buchholz, a member of the steering committee. "The Samaritan Center is transparently what it says it is, simply a way to feed people in need. Our family volunteers at the Center. Through this volunteering, I believe that my children are learning not so much charity as they are learning civic and moral responsibility."
Bill and Donna Davis, long time supporters of the Samaritan Center events, have agreed to be next year's Honorary Chairs. They are anxious to get started. "Donna and I are very pleased and honored to be associated with this event and, more importantly, with the Samaritan Center which provides such an important service to so many in need."