Alumni and friends tee it up to support scholarships
More than 75 alumni and friends teed it up to help Brandeis students at the sixth annual Golf and Tennis Outing, held July 28 at the Metropolis Country Club in White Plains, N.Y.
The day-long event featured golf, a round-robin tennis tournament, brunch, cocktails, dinner and a live auction. Mike Johnson, senior editor of equipment at "Golf Digest" and "Golf World" magazines, shared product demos from this year's Hot List of equipment. Johnson, who covers several golf tournaments each year for the magazines and ihelps compile the annual Hot List equipment ranking, also gave tips to golfers and joined attendees for dinner.
"It was a terrific day," said longtime sponsor Dr. Douglas Monasebian '84, who co-chaired this year's event with Jonathan Salky ’98. "What a bonus to get personal advice from a pro like Mike Johnson! Jonathan and I are very grateful to all of our sponsors and attendess. We had a great time doing something important for our alma mater. What could be better?"
Tennis players enjoyed a round-robin tournament on the club's eight, Har-Tru courts. A team of professional tennis instructors helped run the tournament.
The festivities wrapped up with a cocktail party, dinner and a silent auction, which raised nearly $5,000. Auction items included tickets to the U.S. Open, a private round of golf with Johnson, a custom club fitting with Johnson, court time at the U.S. Open and lunch with Brandeis President Frederick M. Lawrence.
Since its inception, the Golf and Tennis Outing has raised more than $500,000 toward student scholarships. This year, $50,000 was raised from generous supporters.
Special thanks to this year's outing supporters:
Douglas Monasebian '84 – Park Avenue Plastic Surgery
PVH Corp – Mark Fischer ’83
Tip-Top Branding – Brad Akers ’95
Gold SponsorsHenry ’86 and Monica Aboodi
Carol and Gershon Kekst P’05
Len Potter ’83
Richloom Fabrics Group/Richman Family Foundation
Liberty Mutual/Benefits Unlimited
Silver SponsorsMichael ’75 and Sara Baumrin
Steven Greenfield ’79
Paul Zlotoff '72/Calvin Klein Furniture
Adam Rifkin ’97 and Matthew Rifkin ’71
Class Year SponsorsRon Daniel and Lise Scott
Sandy (Epstein) Morris ’70 and Ken Morris ’69 and Wendy (Morris) Berliner ’95 and Marc Berliner ’95
Joseph Kekst ’05 and Dana (Winik) Kekst ’05