OLNEY, Md. – The final numbers are in from the 2011 GU Baseball Golf Classic held on Oct. 17 at the Norbeck Country Club and the event was once again a huge success. Gallaudet baseball coach Curtis Pride announced $22,500 was raised, nearly double last year's total of $12,000, as a full field of golfers took to the course.
"I was extremely pleased with the support and participation of everyone at the tournament. Everyone had a great time," said Pride.
The GU Baseball Golf Classic is open to anyone willing to play, have a fun time and help the Bison baseball program. The event included a continental breakfast and lunch for the participants. There was also an extensive silent auction including gift cards, packages, and signed memorabilia.
Pride and tournament director Ken Barksdale were able to secure several sponsors to help support the event and the GU baseball program. INCAPITAL, Edens & Avant, Littler Mendelson, Deja View Landscaping, Kellogg Conference Hotel, The Moffett Group, Sorenson, and Under Armour were all important sponsors that helped make this event possible.
The winning team was the foursome of Jae Choi, Nae Choi, Hong Kim, and Steve Boyle. Ricky Levine won the longest drive competition while Jim Moyer won the closest to the pin contest.
Coach Pride's goal is to establish Gallaudet as one of the premier Division III baseball programs in the country. The funds raised will help to cover team expenses such as travel and equipment.
To learn more about the GU Baseball Golf Classic please visit its website www.gallaudetbaseballgolfclassic.com.
2011 GU Baseball Golf Classic
1st place team: Jae Choi, Nae Choi, Hong Kim, and Steve Boyle
2nd place team: Chris Burdette, Steve Petrucelli, Matt Ellis, and Randy Hurwitz
3rd place team: Bob Pfeifer, Spiro Macheras, Ed Rhoades, and Dan Kelly
Longest Drive: Ricky Levine – 322 yards
Closest to the Pin: Jim Moyer – 3'7"
Coach Pride with three members of the first-place team
Coach Pride with current Gallaudet President Alan Hurwitz (right) and
former Gallaudet President Robert Davila
Gallaudet Athletic Director Mike Weinstock on the golf course
(Pictures courtesy of Matt Kohashi)