Washington, DC–On October 13, 2006, the American Hellenic Institute hosted its Third Annual AHI Benefit Golf Tournament at the Greendale Golf Course in Alexandria, Virginia. The event was a big success, and AHI is grateful to all of the sponsors and golfers who participated.
The winning team in the scramble format competition consisted of George Sifakis, Trevor Chaplick, John Chaplick, Brendan Williams and Kay Tyler. Finishing in second place was the team of Michael Abbenante, Nick Limneos, George Glekas and Dimitri Georgelakos. Third place went to the team of Gene Rossides, Dr. Constantine Nonas, Father Costas Pavlakos and Father Dimitrios Antokas. The longest drive went to Trevor Chaplick and the closest to the pin went to John Courembis. All of the members of these winning teams were awarded trophies for their outstanding efforts.
Lending her support by coming out and participating in this year’s golf tournament, as the “celebrity golfer,” was Christine Brennan, USA Today Sports Columnist.
Guided by her father’s unfailing sense of loyalty, honor, and fairness, at the age of twenty-two Christine Brennan became the first female sportswriter for The Miami Herald, and in 1985 was the first woman to cover the Washington Redskins as a staff writer for The Washington Post. Over the past quarter century, Brennan has reported on many of the biggest stories in sports, and led the coverage of both the 1994 Tony Harding-Nancy Kerrigan saga and the pairs figure-skating scandal at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics. Her USA Today column on Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters, triggered a nationwide debate about the club’s lack of female members.
Christine Brennan, a USA Today columnist, has twice been named one of the nation’s top ten sports columnists by the Associated Press Sports Editors. She is also a commentator for ABC News, ESPN, and NPR. Her national bestseller Inside Edge: A revealing Journey into the Secret World of Figure Skating was named one of the top 100 sports books of all time by Sports Illustrated. Brennan lives in Washington, D.C.
AHI would like to thank all the generous sponsors of this trounament. They are: Axela Government Relations, Michael N. Bapis, Bouras Industries, Inc., Capital Hilton, Circle Companies, Euclid Financial Group, Inc., Gene Rossides, George & Sandy Tzaferos, La Mer Motor Inn, Market Development Group, Inc., NICO Properties Group, Pappas Restaurants, Public Sector Solutions, Sfikas & Karambelas LLP, Stephen G. Yeonas Company, T.G.S. Petroleum and The Courembis Family.
“This year’s tournament was our finest yet. The tournament is starting to achieve a positive reputation among our friends and supporters. We hope to be able to continue to build on this success and to improve it each year. We are especially thankful to our ‘celebrity golfer’ Christine Brennan who took the time to join us for this year’s event. Her presence added greatly to the success of the event,” said AHI Executive Director Nick Larigakis.