Sheriff Maciol was honored to speak at this morning’s opening ceremony of the Believe 271 Golf Tournament at the Skenandoa Golf Course.

The mission of Believe 271 is to provide financial assistance to volunteer firefighters, EMT's and members of ladies auxiliaries in Oneida and Herkimer Counties who suffer from life-threatening illnesses, such as cancer.

To learn more about their non-profit organization, you can visit their website at

(Photos taken by Dana Nimey-Olney)