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NEPVA Sebastian DeFrancesco Golf Classic

Warm and sunny weather greeted golfers at beautiful Blue Hill Country Club in Canton, MA for the 22nd Annual Sebastian DeFrancesco NEPVA Golf Tournament, which was held on May 28, 2013. NEPVA wishes to thank our 2013 Platinum Sponsors ADTRAN, Inc., and Telco Systems, A BATM Company for their support this year, as well as our Gold Sponsor The Network Professionals, Inc.

At the 11:30 am check-in time, arriving golfers received complimentary jackets and then headed inside the clubhouse for a buffet luncheon before the 1:00 pm shot-gun start. Volunteers were again busy selling tickets for the 50/50 drawing and prize drawing. All funds raised at the tournament are in support of spinal cord injury research.

With tournament play under way, special prize holes offered added excitement. Once again this year, the “Volvo Hole in One” hole offered a three year lease on a 2013 Volvo S-60, courtesy of Village Automotive Group. Other prizes sponsored by Village Automotive Group were “Hole in One Vacation Packages” on two different holes. Congratulations go out to Donnie Roaf who shot a hole in one to win a vacation package for two at the Bethel Inn Resort in Maine. NEPVA also sponsored a “$10,000 Cash Hole in One” but unfortunately there was no winner. Two “Closest to the Pin” holes earned gift certificates for Gerry Moran and Steve Thorn. Our thanks also go to the players who took a chance on the “Betting Hole” which raised additional funds for NEPVA. Two special guest players from the New England Patriots, Kyle Arrington and Zoltan Mesko, made appearances during the tournament but unfortunately, neither player was able to stay for dinner.

As tournament play ended, golfers returned to the clubhouse for the cocktail hour and dinner. As guests enjoyed the buffet dinner, NEPVA President Craig Cascella took the podium and welcomed everyone, thanking everyone for their support. The 50/50 drawing was then held with Dave Spinale taking home half of the cash raised, after donating $100.00 back to NEPVA. After the prize drawing, a live auction was held for a New England Patriots VIP Package, which included two New England Patriots tickets, parking, and parties before and after the game (compliments of All Pro Productions.) Once again, Brett Chambers was the high bidder on the Patriots VIP Package.

After tournament results were tallied, the following winners were announced: in first place was the foursome of Gerry Moran, Donnie Roaf, Martin Williams, and Mike Murphy; taking second place were Doug Brown, Ward Turner Jim Steen and Bob Kirk; and third place winners were Brett Chambers, Tim Swinson, Chuck Dean and Gerry Dilorio. Silver trophy bowls were awarded to all winners.

NEPVA would like to thank all participants and sponsors including: Platinum Sponsors: ADTRAN Inc., and Telco Systems, A BATM Company; and Gold Sponsor The Network Professionals, Inc.; in addition to Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.; All Pro Productions; Village Automotive Group; Rosenstein, Halper & Maselli, LLP