2016 Ryan’s Circle of Giving Golf Classic Breaks Record!

By all accounts, the 2nd Ryan’s Circle of Giving Golf Classic was our most enjoyable, moving and successful golf tournament to date, and we owe that success to our very generous sponsors, golfers, auction and raffle donors, diners and The Tunxis Plantation Country Club.

Each year, we try to honor Ryan and his legacy in ways that would make him proud. What was special about this year?

  • An increase in golfers of 25% from last year, with 103 in the field.

  • 12 kids under 17 playing with their dads

  • 11 multigenerational teams (including kids 18 and older playing with their moms and dads). Up from 6 multigenerational teams last year.

  • Tunxis Plantation Country Club’s beautiful course, Pavilion, delicious food and wonderful crew.

  • Our very hard-working, dedicated volunteers.

  • The winds and NOT the rains.

  • Sun!

  • The presence, generosity and loving words of so many family, friends and friends of friends.

  • The wonderful, crazy duo of our emcee’s, Fox61’s Sports Director, Rich Coppola, and reporter, Jimmy Altman.

  • The graceful, stunning waltz, choreographed and performed by Fredrik Hoskins and Annie Rockhill from the Fred Astiare Dance Studio. They danced to Ryan’s Song, written and composed by broadway composer, music director, lyricist and conductor, David Friedman, who regularly appears on the Kathy Lee & Hoda show.  

    The song is heard if you’re logged into the RCG website.  The dance can be found at //www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ryans+circle+of+giving.     

These are the memories that will remain emblazoned in our minds and in our hearts and these are the things that inspire us to continue on with this event, honoring Ryan’s life and the good works he did throughout his too-short time with us.

We continue to be humbled by the tremendous support we have received and we are delighted to tell you that this year’s tournament was our most successful ever, with a net profit of over $36,300!

Ryan’s Circle of Giving will be donating 100% of these funds to the charities to which Ryan bequeathed his unused college funds.

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 final act of giving have touched the hearts of so many.

To view pictures from the day, go to https://goo.gl/photos/Qu1DWPPZaXA2jzoHA

Until next year’s tournament, to be held on June 11, 2017, we humbly thank all who helped make this year’s tournament the amazing success that it was.

Phyllis & Barry



Aina Hoskins     Ariana Balayan     Beno Varela     Dan Rappoport     Dave Fried

Elise Schoolnik    Fred Gettner     John Balayan     Julie Rappoport     Ken Burt

Kimberly Dower     Larry Hyatt     Lorien Balayan    Lori Silkoff

Matthew Rappoport     Nancy Huber     Pat Gettner    Sally Smirnoff

Sandy Balayan    Sharon Speed    Sheryl Millstein Berkowitz

Valentine the Clown    Wynn Schoolnik



Cynthia Clegg,  https://middlesexcountycf.org

Jane Feinstein, JEM Design  jemdesign58@gmail.com

Kaye Davis, CFMC

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

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

Nicole Kimball, Kingswood-Oxford

Randy Stabile, Kingswood-Oxford

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

Thayer Talbott, Community Foundation of Middlesex County





Lynne Rappoport


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

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



Donald Sullivan & Sons, Plumbing & Heating  (860) 621-9670

FoxCT 61   http://fox61.com/

Squadron Capital, LLC

Lisa & Bill Rappoport



Chaney Family Foundation

Kevin & Lee Wise

Safe Home Security



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



Judy Solomon

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

Una Alla Volta  http://www.unoallavolta.com/



Chris Cote’S Golf Shop  http://www.chriscotegolf.com

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

Wallingford Buick  http://www.wallingfordbuickgmc.com



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

Ed Hawkins

Katie & Dan Brett

Larry Hyatt

Laura & Dudley Orr

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

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

Nicholas Palermo

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

Time Investment Company, Inc  //www.timeinvestment1.com/

Tom & Diana Sheard



Arakelian Rugs   http://www.arakelianrugs.com

Auntie Donna Namnoum

Billings Media Blasting  http://billingsblasting.com

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

Gordon & Marjorie Cohen

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

Matthew Rappoport & Beno Varela

Meriden Hyundai  http://www.meridenhyundai.com

Rhona Lieberson

Sharon & Bill Speed

Sherwood Inspection Services   http://sherwoodinspection.com


THE RCG INNER CIRCLE NETWORKING GROUPDONORS OF THE TRUNK ORGANIZERS 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

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

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

Solar City – Alida Cella   http://solar.solarcity.com/microsite/network/?referrerid=a0p1400000H9gwUAAR

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

Barry Gordon, LMFT

Phyllis Gordon, LMFT




Larned Blanchard

Ben Putterman

Greg Swanson

Josh Pugliese



Dave Fried

Clif Backes

Ron Albert

Keith Jensen


Phyllis Gordon

Elise Schoolnik

Rich Coppola

Jim Altman


Tom Sheard

Shawn Sullivan

Gary Kukowski

Jay Interlande


Charles Varos

Debra Levine

John Sturges

Meredith Sturges


Bruce Sobin

Emily Lessner

Bob Hanbury

Connie Hanbury


Kevin Fox

Tom Grimes

Daniel Sutter

Robb Ledder


Barry Schacht

Kathy Schacht

Wynn Schoolnik


Jack Connor

Chris Fiecoat

Dan Rappoport


Greg Carroll

Rich Silkoff

Bruce Alpert

Jay Alpert


Charles Lee

Sean Rahilly – Winner, Putting Contest 

Tony Ciasulli

Bill McDade


Russ Holdridge

Brian Fairbrother

Adam Goldberg

Craig Lewis


Artie Sullivan

Marty Sullivan

Bart Sullivan

Warren Sullivan


Clem Fucci

Fred Gettner

Dave Sherwood

Glen Billings

Bill Speed

David Gordon

Neil Ciarcia – Winner, Closest to the Line

Phillip Theroux




Barry Gordon

Mike Mastrianni

Molly Mastrianni – 16yrs.

Kelsey Sullivan – 16yrs. – Winner, Longest Drive Women



John Riley

Quinn Riley – 9 yrs.

Steve Hourihan

Jonah Hourihan – 9 yrs.


Alex Dudley – Winner, Closest to the Pin

Hayden Dudley – 9 yrs

(Roan Dudley)

Matt Raney

Cam Raney – 9 yrs.


Doug Packard – Winner, Dave Solomon Longest Drive

Warren Packard

Sean Packard

Jon Satlen


Steve Roux

Michael Roux – 16

Megan Roux

Raymond Roux


Dennis Glynn

Garrett Glynn

Paul Wigglesworth

Kenneth Meehan


Bill Rappoport

Rick Mousseau

Matt Rappoport

Lisa Rappoport


Bob Namnoum

Donna Namnoum

D.W Namnoum

John Sgrillo

Alida Cella

Dave Cella

Mauriann Cella

Lynn Cella


Bob Egan

Taylor Dubin – 13 yrs.

Harvey Taylor

Gerri Taylor


Jeffrey Dworkin

Seth Dworkin

Chris Peck

Dan Peck



1st & Last Pizza – Avon, CT

99 Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

American Eagle FCU

Avert Restaurant – West Hartford, CT

Azteca Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

Bartaco, West Hartford – CT

b. good, Fairfield – CT

Big Y (Store #88*) – Meriden, CT

blue mercury – West Hartford, CT

Bre-Elle A Salon – Wallingford, CT

Chili’s Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

Chris Cote’s Golf – Portland, Southington, CT

CT Power & Sport – Wallingford, CT

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, CT Chapter – Rocky Hill, CT

Dave Fried – Wallingford, CT

Designs by Jess – Fairfield, CT

Don Giovannis – Wallingford, CT

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

Grand Design Nail Salon – Fairfield, CT

Half Moon Café – Wallingford – CT

Hartford Wolf Pack – Hartford – CT

Home Depot – Wallingford, CT

Ice Cream Emergency – Oxford, CT

Jay Peak Resort – Jay – VT

J. Christians – Wallingford, CT

Jake’s Tavern – Wallingford CT

Knucklehead’s – Wallingford, CT

Koeppel Sports Center – Hartford, CT

La Petite France – West Hartford, CT

Laskara Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

Library Wine Bar – Wallingford, CT

Los Mariachis – Wallingford, CT

Lyman Orchards Golf Course – Middlefield, CT

Massage by Kimberly – Wallingford, CT

Mazzicato Bakery – Wallingford, CT

Michael’s Trattoria – Wallingford, CT

Mr. D’s – Wallingford, CT

Modern Tire & Auto Service – Rocky Hill, Newington, Farmington, Southington, CT

Moe’s SW Grill – Wallingford, CT

Muse Paintbar – West Hartford, CT

Neil’s Donuts – Wallingford, CT

NESN – Watertown, MA

Ola Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

Pamela Hirth – Hamden, CT

Panera Bread – Meriden, CT

Philadelphia Flyers and John Riley

Praeline’s of Wallingford

Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce

Racebrook Country Club – Orange, CT

Rhea Farbman – Stratford, CT

San Souci Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

Scrubbing Bubbles – Wallingford, CT

ShopRite, Meriden – CT

Starbuck’s – Anywhere

Subway – Anywhere

Tata’s Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

Taunton Books – Newtown, CT

Tennis Center of Rocky Hill – Rocky Hill, CT

The Elbow Room – West Hartford, CT

The Lovins Group – Guilford, CT

Thompson’s Candy – Meriden, CT

Toby Dondis, LTD – Waban, MA

Traveler’s Championship – Hartford, CT

Treva Restaurant – West Hartford, CT

Tunxis Plantation Country Club – Farmington, CT

Una Alla Volta – North Branford, CT

Vinny’s Deli – Wallingford, CT

Wallingford YMCA – Wallingford, CT

Wood ‘n Tap Restaurant – Wallingford, CT

Wynn Schoolnik – Wallingford, CT

Yale Golf Course – New Haven, CT



Amy Ravitz

Ariana Balayan

Audrey Locorotundo

Beno Varela

Bill Rappoport

Chelsea MacAdams

Dean Morgans

Dee Persaud

Diana Sheard (Valentine the Clown)

Don Pogue

Dudley Orr

Erika Almasy

Erin Chesery

Jack Huber

Jennifer Gannon

Jessica Morgans

Jill Mastrianni

John Balayan

Ken Burt

Larry Hyatt

Larry MacAdams

Laura Orr

Lori Silkoff

Lorien Balayan

Lynne Rappoport

Marcy Gollinger

Mike Dworkin

Muffy Locke

Nancy Huber

Pat Gettner

Phyllis Dober

Rae-ann Allen

Rhona Lieberson

Ron Garcia

Sandy Balayan

Scott Allen

Sharon Speed

Shelly Folsom

Sheryl Millstein Berkowitz

Sindy Malin

Sue Harrison

Susan Pogue

Tammy MacAdams





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