Our Swan Song – The 2019 RCG Golf Classic…Oh, What A Day!

Posted on September 30th, 2019 by admin
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We don’t think we could have scripted a more perfect day for the final Ryan’s Circle of Giving Golf Classic.  Sunday, June 9th, holds wonderful memories for us – and we hope, for all who attended.

With an amazing team of volunteers (27 in all!) and a terrific field of 87 spirited golfers, which included 9 multigenerational teams, the day got off to a fantastic start.

From there, this great day progressed with:

  • Perfect golf weather!
  • 18 golfers who were also sponsors
  • 27 sponsors of our special golf balls with Rich’s picture on them
  • 10 members of the RCG Inner Circle Networking Group who sponsored our golfer gift bags
  • A CT 1st Tee player, Ben Poulios and his dad, Ben, who were sponsored by FOX61
  • A great bbq at the Snack Shack
  • 44 who came for our dinner event
  • 84 businesses and individuals who provided items for our raffle/auction
  • Our wonderful Sponsors (47 of them!)
  • Over 255 people/businesses who participated in the tournament
  • The opportunity to recognize our sponsors and volunteers at dinner
  • The opportunity to thank Rich Coppola (and his wife, Sue!), for his amazing support of Ryan and this tournament for the past 14 years; Rich’s family, friends and colleagues were with us as we payed honor to this wonderful man.
  • Rich Coppola (need we say more?)

Participation in this year’s RCG Golf Classic means that a young man’s dream of inspiring others continues to become realized. It means that his dream continues to live on in the hearts and minds of those who loved him and those who never even knew him.   It means that, through the generosity of so many, Ryan’s charities will continue to receive much needed and appreciated financial support.

Ryan would be thrilled with this year’s event and results; friends and family playing together, fundraising for the causes that meant so much to him and knowing that his life and his final act of giving have touched the hearts of so many so many.  He would be especially thrilled to know that his dear friend, Rich, was so honored.

As for us, Ryan’s parents, we continue to feel blessed by the love and support of all who participate as we strive to preserve Ryan’s memory and legacy.

Though our last tournament, we are not yet ready to give up our fundraising shoes.  Next year, we will be hosting a Comedy Night on Ryan’s birthday, April 4, 2020.

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank all who participated for being a part of this memorable day.

OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS…

Aina Hoskins   Ariana Balayan   Audrey Locorotundo   Beno Varela   Danny Rappoport   Dave Zemelsky   Dean Morgans   Donna Namnoum   Elise Schoolnik   Fred Gettner   Godfrey Oni   Jess Morgans   John Balayan   Julie Rappoport   Kimberly Dower   Larry Hyatt   Laura Roman   Lori Silkoff   Lorien Balayan   Matthew Rappoport  Nancy Huber  Pat Gettner   Sally Smirnoff   Sandy Balayan   Sarah Huber Burns   Sindy Malin   Wynn Schoolnik

THOSE WHO SO GENEROUSLY PROVIDED THEIR SERVICES AND/OR EXPERTISE…

Cynthia Clegg,  https://middlesexcountycf.org

Jane Feinstein Mahoney, JEM Design  jemdesign58@gmail.com 

Larry MacAdams, L.P. MacAdams  http://lpmacadams.com

Paula McHale, CFMC  https://middlesexcountycf.org

Rich Coppola

Thayer Talbott, CFMC  https://middlesexcountycf.org

The Entire Staff of the Tunxis Plantation Country Club

 

OUR MAJOR SPONSORS…

DIAMOND SPONSOR

Lynne Rappoport 

 

PLATINUM SPONSORS

FOX61

Kevin & Lee Wise

Squadron Capital, LLC

 

RUBY SPONSOR

Lisa & Bill Rappoport

 

COURSE SPONSORS

Chaney Family Foundation

Mike Dworken

Safe Home Security  http://www.safehomesecurity.com

 

SILVER SPONSOR

Avantus, LLC   https://www.avantus.com/

New Hampshire Ball Bearings   https://nhbb.com/

Reave’s Asset Management  tgrimes@whreaves.com

 

PUTTING CONTEST SPONSORS

Dan Rappoport, Beno Varela, Julie Rappoport & Matthew Rappoport

Judy Solomon

Sherwood Inspection Services   http://sherwoodinspection.com  

 

HOLE-IN-ONE SPONSORS

Golfer’s Warehouse http://www.worldwidegolfshops.com

Wallingford Buick  http://www.wallingfordbuickgmc.com

 

BRONZE (TEE & FLAG) SPONSORS

Anonymous

Career Moves, LLC  https://careermovesllc.com/  

Donna & Bob Namnoum

Larry Hyatt

Nelson’s Automative Services  http://www.carbuddys.com

Nicholas Palermo

R.A. Levine Company  http://www.ralevinecompany.com

Stephen’s Auto Mall  http://www.ctautomall.com

Suzy & Greg Carroll

The Community Foundation of Middlesex County   https://middlesexcountycf.org/

Tom & Diana Sheard

 

TEE SPONSORS

American Eagle Federal Credit Union  http://richard.m@aefcu.com  (Rich Marinelli)

Arakelian Rugs   http://www.arakelianrugs.com  (John Balayan)

Arlene O’Tell

Billings Media Blasting  http://billingsblasting.com   (Kent Billings)

Christo’s Pizza & Restaurant http://www.christospizzawlfd.com  (Chris)

David Fried, DMD  http://www.frieddentistry.com/  

Del Greco Electric  (203) 265-0253  (Tony Del Greco)

Dennis Glynn & Co.  http://glynncpas.com    (Dennis Glynn & Doug Packard)

Flow Tech, Inc  http://npeterson@flowtechinc.com  (Nicole Peterson)

Kevin Fox, Stifel Investments  http://www.stifel.com/fa/kevin-fox

Mastrianni & Seguljic, Atty’s  http://mastseglaw.com (Mike Mastrianni)

Meriden Hyundai  tmoynihan@meridenhyundai.com  (Todd Moynihan)

MJW EA & Company, LLC  https://maryjowalker.com/

Prolete Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine  http://www.proletept.com  (Keith Steigbigel)

Rhona Lieberson

Time Investments Co., Inc  http://rsmousseau@timeinvestment.com  (Rick Mousseau)

 

THE RCG INNER CIRCLE NETWORKING GROUP – DONORS OF THE GOLFER’S DUFFLE BAG. These are an amazing, talented group of business owners who will donate 10% of any business you do with them back to Ryan’s Circle of Giving!

Billings Media Blasting – Kent Billings  http://billingsblasting.com

Cella-Built – Dave Cella  (203) 949-8656

Dave Fried, DMD   http://www.frieddentistry.com/

Dennis Glynn, CPA  (860) 635-1040

Live Your Vision, LLC   Aina Hoskins   (860) 227-3054

Sherwood Inspection Services –  Dave Sherwood   http://sherwoodinspection.com

Welcome Home Mortgage – Liz Sargeant – Liz@welcomehomemortgage.net

Yak Industries – Lori Silkoff   http://www.logoyac.com/

Barry Gordon, LMFT

Phyllis Gordon, LMFT

 

OUR BREAKFAST DONORS

Audrey Locorotundo

Donna & Bob Namnoum

Elise & Wynn Schoolnik

Larry Hyatt

Laura Roman

 

RICH COPPOLA’S GOLF BALL SPONSORS

Bob Galati

Chris Paradiso

Del Greco Electric

Dennis Glynn

Donna & Bob Namnuom

George Grande

Honey & Mickey Mastrianni

Jess & Dean Morgans

Jim & Rikki Altman

Joann Galati

Julie Rappoport

Keith Steigbigel

Laura & Dave Roman

Lisa & Bill Rappoport

Lynne Rappoport

Matt Rappoport & Beno Varela

Mike Mastrianni

Nancy Huber

Patty & Fred Gettner

Paul Capobianco

Phyllis & Barry Gordon

Rhona Lieberson

Sue Coppola

Tom & Diana Sheard

Trish Hesslein

Wynn & Elise Schoolnik

Rick Mousseau

 

FRIENDS OF THE CLASSIC…

Allie & Alex Madlener

Amy & Dave Sclarksy

Anonymous

Barbara & Dave Barry

Barbara Gross

Barbara Rubin

Bill & Barbara Dober

Bill Rappoport & Muffy Locke

Bruce Stendquist

Deb & John D’Amico

Gabrielle Dober

Gary & Jill Spelucin

Ira & Tara Weiner

Jeff & Lisa Newman

John Sturges

Michelle & John Mulligan

Mickey & Honey Mastrianni

Naomi Rappoport

Pam Lugli

Patty Kusovitsky

Phyllis Dober

Rabbi Hesch Sommer & Linda Waldman

Rae-ann & Scott Allen

To view pictures of our teams and winners, go to

https://photos.google.com/search/_eAF1QipPH6TdSwwH18PfrTArDmjNY3AQ3Uzlk-sI_Golf

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PRIZE WINNERS!

DAVE SOLOMON PUTTING CONTEST

Rick Mousseau

LONGEST DRIVE – MEN

Niko Rodriguez

LONGEST DRIVE – WOMEN 

Julie Rappoport

LONGEST DRIVE – DAVE SOLOMON HOLE – WOMEN

Molly Mastrianni

LONGEST DRIVE – DAVE SOLOMON HOLE – MEN

Ryan Peterson

CLOSEST TO THE LINE – MEN

Paul Rocheleau

CLOSEST TO THE LINE – WOMEN

Julie Rappoport

CLOSEST TO THE PIN  

Garrett Glynn

1ST PLACE GROSS

Garth Swanson, Ryan Peterson, Niko Rodriguez, Ryan Peterson

2ND PLACE GROSS

Rich Huntington, Ray Komerowski, Joe Katynski,Joe Katynski

1ST PLACE INTERGENERATIONAL  

Mike Mastrianni, Molly Mastrianni, Barry Gordon, Steve Roux 

2nd PLACE INTERGENERATIONAL  

Dennis Glynn, Garrett Glynn, Doug Packard, Paul Rocheleau

 

AND THANKS TO THE REST OF OUR STELLAR TEAMS…

WHO PLAYED IN THE REGULAR SCRAMBLE

Elise Schoolnik

Keith Steigbigel

Phyllis Gordon

Rich Coppola

 

Kevin Wise

Lee Wise

Ernie Mrazik

Chet Mrazik

 

Dave Sherwood

Roger Jenson

Chris Benny

Corey Turer

 

Bruce Sobin

Emily Lessner

Carol Darr

Mike Darr

 

Wynn Schoolnik

Barry Schacht

Kathy Schacht

 

Dan Lemieux

Wilson Keithline

Rick Diachenko

Bill Ghio

 

Tony Arpino

Tom Deshirst

Fred Gettner

Tony Ciasulli

 

Kevin Fox

Tom Grimes

Daniel Sutter

 

Sean Rahilly

Nick Randles

Ron Ogulewicz

D’Andre Esposito

 

Doug Hagen

Katie Jose

Steve Herbette

Joey Hah

 

Curt Corum

Don Buechele

Chris Somo

Jim Somo

 

AND WHO PLAYED IN OUR INTERGENERATIONAL SCRAMBLE…

Bob Namnoum

Donna Namnoum

D.W. Namnoum

Paul Tchernotzkas

 

Bill Rappoport

Matthew Rappoport

Rick Mousseau

Dan Rappoport

 

Lisa Rappoport

Julie Rappoport

Paul Rhoda

Evan Rhoda

 

Bill Speed

Dave Gordon

Neil Ciarcia

 Jeff Ciarcia

 

Tom Burns

Jeff Burns

Kelly Ryan

Chris Mulford

 

John Riley

Quinn Riley

Ben Poulios

Mark Poulios

 

Robb Ledder

Glen Billings

Jose Vasquez

Tristan Vasquez

 

THOSE (NON-GOLFERS) WHO WERE AT OUR DINNER EVENT

Aina Hoskins

Amy Ravitz

Ariana Vasquez

Audrey Locorotundo

Beno Varela

Brent Hardin

Cody, Sabrina & Eliot Schoolnik

Dean & Jess Morgans

Dean & Kathy Bolt

Dee Persaud

Godfrey Oni

Jack Lewis

Jean Galati

John Sgrillo

John & Sandy Balayan

Keith & Nancy Huber

Ken Burt

Larry Hyatt

Laura Roman

Lori & Rich Silkoff

Lorien Balayan Fiecoat

Lynne Rappoport

Marcy Gollinger

Nancy Huber

Pat Gettner

Pat Lewis

Paul Dotie

Phyllis Dober

Ron, Denise & AJ Garcia

Sarah Huber Burns

Sindy Malin

Sue & Gianna Coppola

Sue Harrison

Sue Ledder

Sue Silver

Susan Pogue

AND OUR GENEROUS RAFFLE AND AUCTION DONORS

99 Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

Archie Moore’s Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

Artistic Knits by Hersch

Audrey Locorotundo

Awards of Excellence, Southington, CT

Bananas – Wallingford, CT

Bartaco, West Hartford – CT  

Big Y (Store #88*) – Meriden, CT

Bowlero, Wallingford

BJ’s Wholesale Club

Bre-Elle A Salon – Wallingford, CT

Breugger’s Bagels 

Cafe Sofia, West Hartford, CT

CBM, Wallingford, CT

Chili’s Restaurant – Wallingford, CT  

Community Foundation of Middlesex County – Middletown, CT

CT Sport & Power

Dave Fried – Wallingford, CT  

DeRobertis Jewelers – West Hartford, CT

Designs by Jess – Fairfield, CT  

Donna & Bob Namnoum

East Center Market – Wallingford, CT

Elise & Wynn Schoolnik

Esthetique Spa on Whitney, Hamden

Fratelli’s Restaurant – Wallingford – CT

Gaetano’s Tavern on Main – Wallingford, CT

Gouveia Vineyards – Wallingford, CT

Half Moon Café – Wallingford – CT

Henry’s Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

Holiday Cinemas 14, Wallingford, CT

Home Depot – Wallingford, CT

Jay Peak Resort – Jay – VT

J.Christians – Wallingford, CT

Jake’s Tavern – Wallingford CT

John Riley

Kimberly Boutique & Gifts, West Hartford, CT

Kingswood-Oxford School, West Hartford, CT

Knucklehead’s – Wallingford, CT

Laskara Restaurant – Wallingford, CT’

Laura Roman

Library Wine Bar – Wallingford, CT

Lori Silkoff (Yak Industries) – Cheshire, CT

Los Mariachi’s, Wallingford, CT

Marv Garber & Henni Stolzman

Massage by Kimberly – Wallingford, CT 

Michael’s Trattoria – Wallingford, CT

Mr. D’s – Wallingford, CT

Moe’s SW Grill – Wallingford, CT

Nancy Huber

Neil’s Donuts – Wallingford, CT

NESN – Watertown, MA

North Haven Animal Hospital – North Haven, CT

Ola Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

On Track Karting – Wallingford, CT

Outback Steakhouse, North Haven, CT

Panera Bread – Meriden, CT  

Park & Oak Restaurant, West Hartford, CT

Philip David, West Hartford, CT

Plaza Azteca – Wallingford, CT

Portland Golf Club – Portland, CT

Potbelly Sandwich Shop – West Hartford, CT

Quarry Ridge Golf Course – Portland, CT

Rick Mousseau

San Souci Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

Safe Home Security, Cromwell, CT

Scrubbing Bubbles – Wallingford, CT

ShopRite, Meriden – CT  

Smilow Cancer Center – New Haven, CT

Starbuck’s – Anywhere  

Subway – Anywhere  

Sue Silver

Tata’s Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

The Breakfast Nook – North Haven, CT

The Children’s Museum, West Hartford, CT

The Clay Pen, West Hartford, CT

Thompson’s Candy – Meriden, CT

Tradition at Wallingford – Wallingford, CT

Trinity College – Hartford, CT

Tunxis Plantation Country Club – Farmington, CT  

Village Pet Spa – Wallingford, CT

Vinny’s Deli – Wallingford, CT  

Wallingford YMCA – Wallingford, CT  

Wood ‘n Tap Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

Wynn Schoolnik – Wallingford, CT

 

 

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