The family and friends of John J. Fiore founded the John J. Fiore Memorial Golf Tournament in 2009 as a way to honor John's memory after he passed away on Flight 3407 in Clarence, New York on February 12, 2009. 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 for our freedom in Vietnam, Desert Storm and had 2 tours of duty in the Iraqi War. John retired from active duty in 2006 and was due to retire from his civilian career at Washington Mills in 2011. Our hero continues to be sorely missed. John always had a special place in his heart for children, having spearheaded fundraisers for Children's Hospital and various local organizations. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit The Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo. We have been able to raise $178,500 in our first nine years. In addition, we raised $15,300 for local families in need. That brings our nine year grand total to $193,800. The goal of The Ronald McDonald House is to make a difference in the lives of children and their families during times of illness. With the help of donations from supporters such as you, they will continue to make difficult times a bit easier for the families they serve. The family and friends of John thank everyone that has played a role in our success, we couldn't do it without the love and support of so many wonderful people.