ACH Charity Golf Classic 2009
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Fifteen four-man teams teed off under perfect skies at Noon on the links of the Alliance Country Club for the 10th Annual Alliance Community Hospital Charity Golf Classic. As always, all event proceeds will benefit the several area non-profit organizations dubbed â€œgoodwill neighbor designeesâ€ which consist of the Alliance Family YMCA, the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />AllianceNeighborhoodCenter and the Stark County Interagency Council on Homelessness. Each will benefit equally from any profits raised by the event.
Keynote speaker Dr. David Katz spoke about a program he is establishing in association with the Alliance Area Family YMCA and MountUnionCollege benefitting children's wellness. The goal of the program is to target area kids who may be at risk for health challenges such as childhood obesity or Type Two diabetes.
Dr. Katz informed the audience that children need to be active and make healthy choices, but that this can only be accomplished through a collective effort. â€œIt is all of our responsibility to ensure that our children grow up healthy,â€ said Dr. Katz, who is a local pediatrician.
ACH CEO Stan Jonas, FACHE, thanked event-goers for their support during these hard economic times. He presented trophies to the overall champion team of the day, the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., Inc. (Randy Hunt, Matt Hunt, Chris Hunt & Ann Hunt). Their score was 54. Smaller prizes were given to other teams for pin and proximity shots and putting prowess.
Along with ACH, the event's title sponsors were: the AllianceNeighborhoodCenter, anonymous donors in support of the Alliance Family YMCA and of the Stark County Interagency Council on Homelessness, Fidelity National Collections, and Aultman Health Foundation.
The â€œMunchy Mobileâ€ snack cart was sponsored by Lavery Chevrolet Buick, Inc. and AVI Foodsystems. â€œScramblerâ€ supporters were: Burden Electric; Burt Hill Kosar Rittlemann Associates; Cafaro Foundation; Canton Floors; Cassidy-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home; Clem Lumber & Distributing Co.; First Realty; Goldthorpe & Zumbar; Grinders Above & Beyond; Huntington Bank; Foley and Lardner; Lundgren; Premier Health Associates, Inc.; Roberstons Heating Supply Co.; Rodman Capital Management; Stifel Nicolaus Co.; Ted's Auto Sales; WDPN; Dr. Elizabeth Hayford; Dr. Eloisa Jhadi; Dr. David Kanagy; Dr. John Park; Dr. Janice Spalding and Dr. Ian Suzelis.
Hole sponsors included: Bricker & Eckler, LLP; Crowell & Moring; Dr. David Mungo; Ermlich Insurance Agency, Inc.; Grove Appliance TV & Audio; Judge Charles and Sarah Brown; Miracle Plumbing & Heating; Mount Union College; Sam's Drug Mart; Stan Jonas; Terry's Tire Town; Todd's Enviroscapes and Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
The committee wishes to publicly thank all of these supporters and extends its gratitude to the event-day volunteers, as well as Alliance Country Club golf pro Ron De Jacimo.
ACH is proud to sponsor this annual golf event for the good of such worthy local organizations that offer vital community outreach in StarkCounty and beyond.