Rod Gilbert DRI Golf Classic
Monday, August 9, 2011
A day on the golf course is certainly something to look forward to...and so much more rewarding when you can play for an important cause. On Monday, August 8, 2011, the Rod Gilbert Diabetes Research Institute Golf Classic was held at the beautiful Pine Hollow Country Club, East Norwich to raise the much needed funds to find a cure for children and adults living with diabetes. The Tournament Directors for the event were Eric Reeps and Bob Zuckerman.
The golf classic, held anually, was in memory of Anthony John Vitale and Helaine Shari White. This year, the committee was pleased to honor Aimee Skier, vice president, AMSkier Insurance, and Wayne A. Lang, director of property management, Stawski Partners. New York Ranger legend Rod Gilbert was at the event to support the DRI in its efforts to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.
"I am so happy to be able to help the DRI fund the research needed to achieve its mission - curing diabetes," said Aimee, a longtime friend of the White family and supporter of the DRI. She was accompanied by her parents and colleagues from Skier Insurance who sat by beaming as she received her award.
Wayne's friends and associates were also on hand to congratulate him and support the DRI. "I've met so many wonderful people who are dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes. It's my honor to be part of such a tremendous event that supports the DRI's mission of finding a cure," said honoree Wayne A. Lang.
This year's outing was a huge success. Thanks to all the hard work of the committee and support of generous donors, $180,000 was raised to find a cure. After a day of birdies and boagies, golfers enjoyed a delicous dinner, a fabulous array of desserts, and an incredible live auction.
Renee Spiegel, honoree Amy Skier and Hillari Boritz.
DRIF LI Region Chairman of the Board Allan L. Pashcow with Tournament Co-chairs
Bob Zuckerman and Eric Reeps.
Allan L. Pashcow and golf classic namesake Rod Gilbert.
LtoR: Anthony J. Vitale Jr., Eric T. Reeps, Donald White and Bob Zuckerman.
Anthony J. Vitale Jr. presenting award to honoree Wayne A. Lang.
Event Coordinators Rina and Nicole Weinbrom.
Wayne A. Lang, Diector of Property Management, Stawski Partners
Aimee Skier, Vice President, AMSkier Insurance
Bob Zuckerman and Eric T. Reeps
John Luebs • Anthony J. Vitale Jr. • Jerry Weinbrom • Donald White
Renee Spiegel • Nicole Weinbrom • Rina Weinbrom
Michele Allan • Pat Levitt • Harvey Ostrager • Allan L. Pashcow •
Chuck Ritter • Alice Vitale • Thomas Vitale • Adam Weinbrom • Rhoda White •
Tournament Journal Committee
Joan Kaufman • Mike Kaufman • Stephanie Kaufman • Steve Kaufman •
Lois Kemp • Marc Kemp
Hillari Boritz • Peter Boritz • Jay Cohen • Judy Gilbert • Chris Hein •
Mac Levitt • Michele Matalon • Brittany Mignanelli • Karol Ostrager •
Brittany Reeps • Maria Reeps • Samantha Reeps • David Rush • Tony Sela •
Matt Silver • Eve Skier •Henry Skier • Jeffrey Skier • Johanna Skier •
Ronnie Spiegel • Jenna Vitale • John Vitale • Michael Vitale • Lois Zuckerman