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Remembering a Man who Helped Others by Continuing his Mission.

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For many who lose a loved one, honoring their memory can mean creating a mission to help others. For the family and friends of John J. Fiore, that is most certainly true.

John Fiore died in the crash of Flight 3407.  He dedicated his life to his family and his country, spending 30 years serving our country in both the United States Marine Corps and the United States Air Force. He fought in Vietnam, Desert Storm, and had 2 tours of duty in the Iraqi War.

John always had a special place in his heart for children, which is why his family is continuing to help children in his name.

Every year, they have a golf tournament to raise money. John’s nephew, Ron Aughtmon says this event is very special to a great deal of people, “The tournament is in honor of my uncle who passed away on Flight 3407 and was a 30 year military veteran. Our proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo where we have given over $150,000 in our first 8 years.”

The 9th annual John J. Fiore Golf Tournament is Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Willowbrook Golf Course in Lockport.  Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a Shotgun Start at  1 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. The event includes a large basket raffle and sports memorabilia auction. There are a few golf spots still available and they would love the public to join them for the raffles and auctions.

For more information on the tournament and auction and to see how you can help, head to their website –  johnjfioregolf.com.



Mary Friona

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Mary Friona

Following my heart with my husband and four daughters. An Emmy Award winning journalist lucky enough to work in television & radio for 20 years - seeing wonderful places, meeting great people and telling their stories.

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