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PLA Golf Outing raises over $20,000 to support lacrosse in @USLacrosse Chapter Area

Wednesday, 14th October 2015

Categories Boy's/Men's, Girl's/Women's, Posted 10/14/15

The 23rd Annual Philadelphia Lacrosse Association Golf Outing took place on Columbus Day, October 12th, at Manufacturers’ Golf and Country Club in Fort Washington. One hundred golfers and 62 corporate and individual sponsors enjoyed early fall foliage on a gorgeous “Indian Summer” day and helped the PLA raised over $20,000 to further the PLA’s mission.

L to R: "Deb's Bulldogs" - Leslie Lane, Laurie Markle, Michelle Doyle and Besty Dougherty, all US Lacrosse Hall of Fame (Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter) members, who played in honor of Deb Andress (who was inducted to the HOF posthumously this past February).

L to R: “Deb’s Bulldogs” – Leslie Lane, Laurie Markle, Michelle Doyle and Besty Dougherty, all US Lacrosse Hall of Fame (Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter) members, played in honor of Deb Andress ( inducted to the HOF posthumously this past February).

The PLA, the local chapter of US Lacrosse, will use the proceeds to help support US Lacrosse and other programs and initiatives in the PLA’s chapter area. Golf outing and other funds will be made available in grants to help the Philadelphia School District’s middle grades program, the PIAA sanctioned high school teams in the City and other diversity and inclusion efforts, including the HEADstring Project ( Lacrosse

They will also help the PLA underwrite high school and youth coaches’ clinics, sponsor area charitable tournaments, provide new start grants, and stage the High School Awards and Recognition Banquet at the Radnor Hotel in June 2016.

The PLA Golf Outing this year was held in “In Loving Memory” of dear friends in the lacrosse community who passed away since the 2014 golf classic last October, including Deb Andress, John Combs, George Corrigan, Peter Kienzle, and Andrew Touchstone.

Winners of the individual skill contests at this year’s PLA Golf Outing were as follows:

Closest to the Pin
4th Hole – Thorne Ranieri: 5’
6th Hole – Terry Casey: 2’ 6”
8th Hole (Front)- John Beiger: 8’ 11”
8th Hole (Back) – Bruce Cox: 3’ 3”
11th Hole – Kyle Wharton: 14’ 11”
13th Hole – Joe Doody: 10’ 11”

Longest Drives
9th Hole (Men) – Steve Aitken
9th Hole (Women) – Leslie Lane
16th Hole – Eric Carlson

Straightest Drives
1st Hole – Steve Quist
17th Hole – Jim Young

Winners of the team contests were as follows:

NET TOURNAMENT (Determined using a “Callaway” format and the application of a secret and unknown algorithm): First – Barry Walsh, Andy Eberwien, Ed Walsh, James Carr; Second – Terry Casey, Mark Aitken, Hank Resch, Bob Aitken; Third – Joseph Doody, John McIntyre, Tim Rimmer; Fourth – John Hildebrand, Steve Friedman, Pete Zonino, Anthony Santisi

GROSS TOURNAMENT (Best Ball of Foursome): 1st Place – Bruce Cox, Guy Wharton, Dino Mangione, John Steck (61); Second – Paul O’Grady, Mike McGuane, John Nostrant, John McEvoy (64); Third – Tim Ross, Tom Pillion, Tom Burt, Nick Gannon (65 – match of cards); Fourth – Chris Aitken, Steve Aitkin, Tim Close, Kyle Wharton (65)

The PLA would like to thank the following 2015 Golf Outing Sponsors for their generous support:

Credit Suisse (courtesy of Bryan G. Rogers)
The Doody Family
Empire Abrasive Equipment (courtesy of Bob Morey)
John Ritzenthaler Company (courtesy of the Steidle Family)
Ryan Morton & Imms LLC (courtesy of Kevin Ryan)
Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky (courtesy of Robert Mongeluzzi)
Schluderberg Foundation (courtesy of Chris and Carole Hupfeldt)
Summit Realty Advisors, LLC (courtesy of John Zaharchuk)
Trade Risk Group, LLC (courtesy of Jack Cowley)

BSN Sports (courtesy of Peter Scott, Steve Kotch and Chris McNichol)
Conestoga Youth Lacrosse (courtesy of the CYLAX Board)
EvanFest Foundation (courtesy of the Brady Family)
HEADstrong Foundation (courtesy of the Colleluori Family)
Heritage Lacrosse (courtesy of Chris Bates, Pat Carney and Scott Growney)
Longstreth Sports (courtesy of Marisa M. Lozano)
Main Line Landrover/Jaguar (courtesy of Jennifer Bailer)
Mesa Fresh Lacrosse Club (courtesy of Bob Aitken and John Nostrant)
Murray, Devine & Company, Inc. (courtesy of Dennis Murray and Frank Devine)
Pennsylvania Area Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association (courtesy of Lorraine Beers and the PASLA Board)
The Radnor Hotel (courtesy of Lou Prevost)
The Shipley School (courtesy of Mark Duncan)
Sovereign Insurance Group (courtesy of Kevin Gallagher)
Ultimate Events and Sports Management (courtesy of Michelle DeJuliis and Becky Wells)
United Sports Training Center (courtesy of Kim Basner)
Yearbook / Competitive Edge (courtesy of Huppy)

Larry and Julie Berger
Bob and Susan Burch
Ceridian (courtesy of John Strang)
Bryn Mawr Communications, Inc. (courtesy of Dave Cox)
DE Technologies, Inc. (courtesy of George Chou)
Duff & Phelps (courtesy of Paul Barnes)
Paul DeLomba (in Memory of Patrick Growney)
Edward B. Walsh & Associates, Inc. (courtesy of Barry Walsh)
Haverford Blaze Lacrosse Club (courtesy of Chris McNichol and the Blaze Board)
Hannum’s Harley-Davidson (courtesy of Tommy Hannum)
Great Valley Air, LLC (courtesy of Don Merrill)
Greater Philadelphia Lacrosse Officials Association (courtesy of Paul Kubach and the GPLOA Board)
JM Search (courtesy of John Marshall, John Hildebrand, Bob Sargent, Drew Pressman and Tom Hanzsche)
Kellys Sports, Ltd. (courtesy of Steve Kelly)
Keystone Lacrosse Officials Association (courtesy of Kevin Schaefer and the KLOA Board)
Kip Tav #10ve Lacrosse (courtesy of the Taviano Family)
Mobile Diagnostics (courtesy of Bruce Cox)
Bill and Cathy Miller
NORLAX (courtesy of Jill Quinn, Brooke Fritz and the Norlax Booster Club)
Paul O’Grady
Philadelphia Area Girls Lacrosse Association (courtesy of Mary Fran Riffel and the PAGLA Board)
Pioneer Quix Stix (courtesy of the Quix Stix Board)
Philadelphia Masters/Eagles Grand Masters and Super Grand Masters Lacrosse Clubs (courtesy of Robert DiPuppo)
Professional Transcriptions (courtesy of Casey O’Rourke)
Radnor Youth Lacrosse (courtesy of Peter Samson, Dave Cox and the RYL Board)
Ranieri & Kerns Associates, LLC (courtesy of Thorne Ranieri)
The Ronon Family (courtesy of Gerald Ronon)
Rose Tree Optimist Youth Lacrosse (courtesy of Jeff Pettit and the Rose Tree OYL Board)
Sheldon Erwine (in Memory of Majorie Aitken, Lydia Erwine and The Ralphs)
Bob and Susie Stetson
Summer Lacrosse League of Southeastern PA (courtesy of Jim DeRose)
Walsh and Nicholson Financial Group (courtesy of Kevin P. Nicholson)

Bruce Cox, Betsy Dougherty, Tim Ross, Tina Sloan Green, Spartan Lacrosse Club (courtesy of Matt Higgins), Powers Family (courtesy of Bob and Claire Powers), Steve and Debbie Wigrizer and Jim Young


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