The Second Round of the BestSelf 2020 Virtual Golf Tournament Took Place Wednesday at the Historic Pebble Beach Golf Links

Proceeds from this three-day “randomized” event will benefit the Child Advocacy Center at BestSelf and help raise awareness for the prevention of child abuse.

Buffalo, N.Y., June 4, 2020  – The second round of the 2020 BestSelf virtual golf tournament took place yesterday at the historic Pebble Beach Golf Links on California’s Monterey Peninsula. All proceeds from this unique fundraising event will benefit the Child Advocacy Center at BestSelf Behavior Health and help raise awareness for the prevention of child abuse.

Instead of canceling or postponing this year’s annual golf tournament due to the Covid-19 pandemic, participants are “teeing it up” this week in a “randomized” event at three top courses in the U.S. – Torrey   Pines on Tuesday, Pebble Beach yesterday, and Bethpage Black on Long Island today.

Established nearly 20 years ago the annual golf event, which is typically held at Brookfield Country Club in Clarence, has raised approximately $500,000 since its founding.

The leaders in the clubhouse from day two with a combined gross score of 325 was the team of Gerald Wilson, Tony Woyshner, Phillip Occhino, and Justin Waclawek. Also in contention were Northwest 2 (331), Eagle Systems (332), Parkview/Riverview (335), and Matthew Whitehead (341). The full leaderboard can be found at

Each member of the daily winning team receives a $100 gift certificate to Golf Galaxy. An overall team winner will be determined at the end of the tournament and will receive a foursome of golf at Brookfield Country Club with carts and lunch for four.

An estimated 3,000 children are abused each year in Erie County. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip our region, forcing families to stay home in increasingly stressful situations, officials at the CAC at BestSelf warn children remain at an increased risk to be physically or sexually abused or neglected.

Parents only report 12 percent of child abuse cases. Teachers, social workers, law enforcement, and other professionals report the majority and they have less of an opportunity to see and recognize the signs of abuse with children no longer in school.

The presenting sponsor for this year’s virtual event is Northwest Bank and the media sponsor is Buffalo Business First.

For more information, please contact Lindsey Dotson at 716.842.0440, ext. 1595 or