Lyme Research Alliance Golf Outing another great success

From left, Joe Carlucci, Christoper Fisher and Greenwich resident Joe Pellegrino were three of the first- place low net foursomes at the event.

From left, Joe Carlucci, Christoper Fisher and Greenwich resident Joe Pellegrino were three of the first- place low net foursomes at the event.

The Lyme Research Alliance, the leading nonprofit funder of Lyme disease research in the U.S., recently hosted its third annual charity golf tournament at the Stanwich Club and raised $65,000, bringing the three-year total for this event to $235,000.

The money rasied is for for critically needed Lyme and other tick-borne disease research and 53 golfers came out in glorious fall weather for a fun day of golf and camaraderie, including 18-holes of golf, lunch, a cocktail reception sponsored by Greenwich Hospital with Stella Artois as beverage sponsor, a silent auction and awards ceremony.

“We want to thank everyone who made this such a wonderful event, said Peter Wild, LRA’s executive director. “Our golf committee brought together a sterling group of golfers to support our cause, we raised important money, and we appreciate the continued support of Pepe Infiniti of White Plains who donated the hole-in-one car.”

The winners of this year’s tournament were: 1st Place Low Gross — Malcolm McAvity, Jeff Marvin, Glen Sussman, all from Greenwich and Peter Carlson, Riverside; 1st Place Low Net — Joe Pellegrino, of Greenwich; Christopher Fisher, Ridgefield; Joe Carlucci, Wilton; and Bruce Graham of Old Greenwich. 2nd Place Low Net — Tony Frascella Sr., of Broomall, PA; Tony Frascella Jr. of Greenwich; Chris Frascella of Westport and Leona Frascella of Broomall, P.A.

Men’s and women’s longest drive contests were won by Chris Fisher, from Ridgefield, and Annabelle Marvin of Greenwich. The closest-to-the-pin #4 was won by Brian Given of Ridgewood, N.J.

All golfers received a golf shirt donated by the Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation, umbrella donated by Baum Essex, Stella Artois beer stein, a one-month membership at CLAY Health Club +Spa, Golfsmith coupon,and a copy of Greenwich Magazine, donated by Moffly Media. Pepe Infiniti offered four hole-in-one prize opportunities, with the signature 13th hole featuring a two-year lease on a 2014 Infiniti Q50.

Committee members for the tournament included Robert Bel Bruno, Julia and Richard Comeau, Tony Frascella, Alan Herzog, and Malcolm and Dana McAvity.

Sponsors for this year’s Tournament included Greenwich Hospital, Golfsmith, Baum-Essex, Stella Artois, the Executive Women’s Golf Association, Greenwich Magazine-Moffly Media, CLAY Health Club+Spa and Pepe Infiniti of White Plains.

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