2017 RCG Golf Classic Continues to Set Records!

Posted on October 24th, 2017 by admin
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Sunday, June 11th, holds wonderful memories for us – beginning of course, with the gorgeous, no-rain-forecasted-for-the-first-time-ever weather!

With a record-number of volunteers (33 in all!) and a terrific field of generous, spirited golfers, which included 8 multigenerational teams, the day got off to a fantastic start.

From there, this great day progressed with:

  • Sunny and warm – ok, HOT! – weather (lots of beverages downed!)
  • A wonderful bbq at the Snack Shack.
  • 50 door prizes back at the Pavillion.
  • A record-number of raffle and auction items.
  • 70 guests who came just for our dinner event.
  • A delicious dinner.
  • The gorgeous dancing of Fredrik and Amanda, which paid homage in memoriam to our dear honorees, Paul Drury and Jack Huber.
  • Fox61 Sports Director, Rich Coppola featuring us on his Sunday night, ‘Sports Desk’.
  • Fox61 reporter, Jimmy Altman, (winner of two 50/50 raffles, donating both back to the tournament!) doing a really terrific job emceeing our live auction.

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.

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

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank everyone who participated in this truly memorable day…

OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS…

Aina Hoskins     Amanda Meador     Ariel Faulkner     Audrey Locorotundo     Beno Varela     Cody Schoolnik     Dan Rappoport     Dave Fried     Elise Schoolnik     Fred Gettner     Fredrik Hoskins     Jen Huber      Jess Morgans     John Balayan     Julie Rappoport     Kathy Bolt     Ken Burt     Kimberly Dower     Larry Hyatt     Laura Roman     Lorien Balayan    Lori Silkoff     Matthew Rappoport     Molly Mastrianni     Melanie DiNicola     Nancy Huber     Pat Gettner     Sabrina Schoolnik    Sally Smirnoff     Sandy Balayan    Tiffan DiNicola     Valentine the Clown    Wynn Schoolnik

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

Cynthia Clegg,  https://middlesexcountycf.org

Jane Feinstein, JEM Design  jemdesign58@gmail.com 

Jim Altman, Fox CT   http://fox61.com/author/jim-altman/

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

Meghan Kurtic, Kingswood-Oxford   http://www.kingswoodoxford.org/

Nicole Kimball, Kingswood-Oxford

Paula McHale, CFMC

Randy Stabile, Kingswood-Oxford

Rich Coppola, FoxCT   http://fox61.com/author/rich-coppola/

Thayer Talbott, CFMC

 

OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS…

RUBY SPONSORS

Lynne Rappoport

Squadron Capital, LLC

 

PLATINUM SPONSOR

FoxCT 61   http://fox61.com/

 

GOLD SPONSORS

Hartford Wolf Pack Community Foundation  http://www.hartfordwolfpack.com

Hoffman Auto  http://www.hoffmanauto.com/

Lisa & Bill Rappoport

 

COURSE SPONSORS

Chaney Family Foundation

Kevin & Lee Wise

Safe Home Security

 

SILVER SPONSOR

Reave’s Asset Management  tgrimes@whreaves.com

Live Your Vision, LLC  http://ainahoskins.com/services/individual-coaching/

 

PUTTING CONTEST SPONSORS

Dan Rappoport, Beno Varela, Julie Rappoport & Matthew Rappoport

Judy Solomon

Prolete Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine  http://www.proletept.com

 

HOLE-IN-ONE SPONSORS

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

Wallingford Buick  http://www.wallingfordbuickgmc.com

 

BRONZE (TEE & FLAG) SPONSORS

Katie & Dan Brett

Larry Hyatt

Laura & Dudley Orr

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

Nicholas Palermo

Rick Persico

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

Susan Pogue

Taylor Short Foundation  //www.facebook.com/Taylorshortfoundation/

Tom & Diana Sheard

 

TEE SPONSORS

American Eagle Federal Credit Union  http://richard.m@aefcu.com

Arakelian Rugs   http://www.arakelianrugs.com 

Arlene O’Tell

Billings Media Blasting  http://billingsblasting.com 

Bill Rappoport & Muffy Locke

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

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

Donna & Bob Namnoum  

Flow Tech, Inc  http://npeterson@flowtechinc.com

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

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

Meriden Hyundai  tmoynihan@meridenhyundai.com

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

Sherwood Inspection Services   http://sherwoodinspection.com

Time Investments Co., Inc  http://rsmousseau@timeinvestment.com

 

THE RCG INNER CIRCLE NETWORKING GROUP – DONORS OF THE SHOE BAGS AND TOWELS FOR OUR GOLFERS.  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  http://ainahoskins.com/services/individual-coaching/

Liz Sargeant – Norcom Mortgage  https://lizsargeant.norcommortgage.com/

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

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

Barry Gordon, LMFT

Phyllis Gordon, LMFT

 

FRIENDS OF THE CLASSIC…

Amy & Dave Sklarksy

Barbara & Dave Barry

Barbara Rubin

Bill & Barbara Dober

Bruce Stendquist

Deb & John D’Amico

Ellen & Joel Rothwax

Gabrielle Dober

Gary & Jill Spelucin

Gordon & Marjorie Cohen

Jeff & Lisa Newman

Joan & Stuart Margolin

Joann & Lee Dos Santos

John Sturges

Marcy & Bill Cave

Mickey & Honey Mastrianni

Naomi Rappoport

Nathan Dondis

Paul Wigglesworth

Phyllis Dober

Hesch Sommer & Linda Waldman

Rhona Lieberson

Robb Ledder

Sue Rubin

The Schatz Family

Will Rosshirt

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PRIZE WINNERS!

DAVE SOLOMON PUTTING CONTEST

Dave Sherwood  

LONGEST DRIVE – MEN

Bill McDade  

LONGEST DRIVE – WOMEN 

Julie Rappoport

CLOSEST TO THE HOLE  

Molly Mastrianni

1ST PLACE GROSS

Carter Swanson, Greg Swanson, Michael Loughran, Tristin Morin

2ND PLACE GROSS

Bruce Alpert, Jay Alpert, Jay Alpert, Ron Albert

1ST PLACE INTERGENERATIONAL  

Barry Gordon, Molly Mastrianni, Evan Rhoda, Paul Rhoda  

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

Rich Coppola

Jim Altman

 

Wynn Schoolnik

Barry Schacht

Dave Sherwood

Rich Silkoff

 

Jay Cannon

Alex Smith

Chris O’Brien

 

Glen Billings

Mike Davis

Tyler Butts

Ross Massey

 

Tony Ciasulli

Bill McDade

Fred Gettner

Clem Fucci

 

Brad Jubelirer

Kevin Fox

Tom Grimes

Daniel Sutter

 

Charles Lee

Sean Rahilly

Elaine Doherty

 

Danielle Griebel

Matt Hodges

Ethan Lang

Andrew Wojcik

 

Mike Civitillo

Bob Duenger

Stan Mucha

Jim Marcucci

 

AND WHO PLAYED IN OUR INTERGENERATIONAL SCRAMBLE

Bob Namnoum

Donna Namnoum

D.W. Namnoum

Paul Tchernotzkas

 

Bill Rappoport

Julie Rappoport

Rick Mousseau

 

Lisa Rappoport

Matthew Rappoport

Dan Rappoport

 

Pat Glazer

Bob Egan

Eric Dubin

Taylor Dubin

 

Evan Huber

Dean Bolt

Tom Burns

Jeff Burns

 

Matthew Raney

Cameron Raney

John Riley

Quinn Riley

 

OUR GENEROUS RAFFLE AND AUCTION DONORS

99 Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

Archie Moore’s Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

Audrey Locorotundo

Avert Restaurant – West Hartford, CT

Azteca Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

Bartaco, West Hartford – CT  

Bear & Grill Restaurant, – Fairfield, CT  

Bella’ Gio Ristorante – Cheshire, CT  

BG Dining (Bricco’s & Grants) – West Hartford, CT

Big Y (Store #88*) – Meriden, CT

Bre-Elle A Salon – Wallingford, CT  

Castle Hill Chocolate – Newtown, CT

Chili’s Restaurant – Wallingford, CT  

Chris Cote’s Golf – Portland, Southington, CT  

Cinzano’s Restaurant – Fairfield, CT  

Colony Diner – Wallingford, CT  

Colony Lanes – Wallingford, CT

CT Beverage Mart – Wallingford, CT

CT Power & Sport – Wallingford, CT

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, CT Chapter – Rocky Hill, CT

Dave Fried – Wallingford, CT  

DeRobertis Jewelers – West Hartford, CT

Designs by Jess – Fairfield, CT  

Diane Matakowski

Don Giovannis – Wallingford, CT

Dorazio Sisters Bakery –  Newtown, CT

East Center Market – Wallingford, CT

Elise & Wynn Schoolnik

Four Points Sheraton – Meriden, CT

Fragomeni’s – Wallingford – CT

Fratelli’s Restaurant – Wallingford – CT

Gaetano’s Tavern on Main – Wallingford, CT

Gouveia Vineyards – Wallingford, CT

Half Moon Café – Wallingford – CT

Hoffman Auto Group – East Hartford, CT

Home Depot – Wallingford, CT

Ira & Tara Weiner

Jay Peak Resort – Jay – VT

J.Christians – Wallingford, CT

Jake’s Tavern – Wallingford CT

Kingswood Oxford School – West Hartford, CT

Knucklehead’s – Wallingford, CT

Laskara Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

Library Wine Bar – Wallingford, CT

Lori Silkoff (Yak Industries) – Cheshire, CT

Lovins Group – Guilford, CT

Massage by Kimberly – Wallingford, CT

Memories at The Tradition – Wallingford, CT  

Michael’s Trattoria – Wallingford, CT

Mr. D’s – Wallingford, CT

Moe’s SW Grill – Wallingford, CT

Neil’s Donuts – Wallingford, CT

NESN – Watertown, MA

Nina Nails – Newtown, CT

North Haven Animal Hospital – North Haven, CT

Ola Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

On Track Karting – Wallingford, CT

Pamela Hirth – Hamden, CT

Panera Bread – Meriden, CT  

Pat & Fred Gettner  

Paul Tchernotzkas

Philadelphia Flyers and John Riley  

Plaza Azteca – Wallingford, CT

Praeline’s of Wallingford

Quarry Ridge Golf Course – Portland, CT

Rizzuto’s Restaurant – West Hartford, CT

San Souci Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

Scrubbing Bubbles – Wallingford, CT

ShopRite, Meriden – CT  

Smilow Cancer Center – New Haven, CT

Starbuck’s – Anywhere  

Stew Leonards – Newington, CT

Subway – Anywhere  

Sue Silver

Tata’s Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

Taunton Books – Brookfield, CT  

Tavern Restaurant – Monroe, CT

Taylor Short Foundation – Wallingford, CT

Tazo – Newtown, CT

The Elbow Room – West Hartford, CT

Thompson’s Candy – Meriden, CT

Toby Dondis, LTD – Waban, MA

Tradition at Wallingford – Wallingford, CT

Treva Restaurant – West Hartford, CT

Tunxis Plantation Country Club – Farmington, CT  

Turning Point Yoga – Madison, CT

Vinny’s Deli – Wallingford, CT  

Viron Rondo Osteria – Cheshire, CT

Wallingford YMCA – Wallingford, CT  

Wampanoug Country Club – West Hartford, CT

Wood ‘n Tap Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

Wynn Schoolnik – Wallingford, CT

Yale Golf Course – New Haven, CT

 

AND…THOSE WHO CAME ESPECIALLY FOR OUR DINNER EVENT…

Alex Clark

Amy Ravitz

Ariel Faulkner-O’Brien

Audrey Locorotundo

Beno Varela

Bill Rappoport & Muffy Locke

Breanna & Jasen Craft

Bruce, Matthew & Nichole Schatz

Dave Vendetto

Dave & Diane Matakowski

Dave & Ty Zemelsky

Dean & Jess Morgans

Dee Persaud

Diana Sheard (Valentine the Clown)

Dick Craft & Lisa Zola

Erika Almasy

Greg & Suzy Carroll

Honey & Mickey Mastrianni

Ivona Drury

Jennifer Huber

John & Sandy Balayan

John Sgrillo

Judy Wolf

Kathy Bolt

Keegan Tolland

Keith & Nancy Huber

Larry Hyatt

Liz Griffin

Lori Silkoff

LuAnn Leclerc

Lynn Shola

Lynne Rappoport

Marcy Gollinger

Melanie & Tiffani DiNicola

Mike Dworkin

Nancy Huber

Pam & Kayla Lugli

Patty Kusovitsky

Paul Dotie

Phyllis Dober

Rae-ann & Scott Allen

Rhona Lieberson

Ron Garcia

Seth Huber

Sindy Malin

Sue Silver

Susan Pogue

Tina Saxa

 

 

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