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Project Sunshine’s Second Annual Golf Classic raises over $314K

Professional Golf Champion - Hal SuttonProject Sunshine’s Second Annual Golf Classic was held on September 24, 2012 at Century Country Club in Purchase, New York. This year’s event honored committee member Bill McNamee, who received the Project Sunshine MVP Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the inaugural golf outing.

Project Sunshine is deeply appreciative of event chair, Natan Bibliowicz, and event host committee; Kyle Blackmon, Kay Booth, Mike Conway, Vernon Evenson, Bill McNamee, Linda Neely, Peter Scaturro and Robert Vogliano, for donating their time to help raise $320,000 in support of our programs that reach over 60,000 children and their family members worldwide each year.

Hal Sutton, Professional Golf Champion and 14-time PGA tour winner, returned this year to lead a golf clinic and perform his legendary long drive on the 10th tee. Miss USA Olivia Culpo attended as Program Ambassador and even hit her first golf ball, with the help of Mr. Sutton! The golf foursomes then took to the green for a shot-gun start to the day’s tournament.

After a sunny day of golfing, the players and dinner guests joined Hal Sutton and the committee for a presentation of the golfer awards. Sandy Weill then presented the MVP Award to Bill McNamee, who brought the crowd to their feet in a standing ovation. C. Hugh Hildesley, Executive Vice President at Sotheby’s, took the stage to lead a very successful live auction, and guests shopped the silent auction while a live band played classic rock hits.

Congratulations to Dassault Falcon for winning first place for lowest gross foursome with a score of 72, Kyle Blackmon’s group for winning first place for lowest net foursome with a score of 53, and a close second, the Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg foursome with a score of 55. Prizes were awarded for closest to the pin and longest drive as well!

Many thanks to Bombardier Aerospace and all of the Golf Classic sponsors: ACE Private Risk Services, Aramark, ASM Mechanical Systems, Citi, The Coughlin Group, EvensonBest, Dassault FalconJet, Iu + Bibliowicz Architects, Knoll, Kyle Blackmon, Miller Blaker, The New York Mets, NFP, NorthStar Realty Finance; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP; and Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP.

We also extend our gratitude to the following companies and individuals for their participation in this event: Mercedes-Benz of White Plains, NRI, Rappy & Co., Kay Booth, Doris Meister, Peter Sinnott, Peter Scaturro, Phil and Jane Waterman, Mick Lee, JPMorgan Chase, The Fraenkel Family Foundation, Cosentini Associates, The Happy Elephant Foundation, Nestlé Waters North America, The Edward John & Patricia Rosenwald Foundation, Evan Walker, Shen Milsom & Wilke Inc., Travelers Insurance, Natan Vaisman, Continental Grain Company, Theodore Janulis, Jeffrey Lane, Jones Long LaSalle, Jonathan Tisch, David Picket, Richard Talmadge, Whitehorn Financial Group, The Williams Capital Group, Winged Keel Group, Primason Symchik, and Don Truesdale.

Project Sunshine Inaugural Golf Classic Attendees