Northern Virginia Technology Council | Press Room | 2011 NVTC Golf Tournament and Stay and Play Poker Event Benefits Equal Footing Foundation Computer Clubhouses!
September 20, 2011
2011 NVTC Golf Tournament and Stay and Play Poker Event Benefits Equal Footing Foundation Computer Clubhouses!
Pleasant cool fall weather greeted golfers on Monday at NVTC's Annual Golf Tournament at the caddie-only Club at Creighton Farms in Aldie, Va. This year's tournament raised $20,000 for the Equal Footing Foundation, NVTC's charitable arm, which provides local area students with computer access, mentoring and opportunities to explore their interests in science, technology, engineering and math through seven computer clubhouses in Fairfax and Fauquier Counties. Additional proceeds from a live auction and the second annual Stay and Play Poker event will also be contributed to the Foundation.
|Presentation of the check. (L-R) NVTC Chairman Emeritus John C. Lee IV, EFF President and Executive Director Colleen Hahn, EFF Chair Ellen Harrison and Brett D'Agostino of AH&T Insurance.|
Looking stylish in their free Maui Jim sunglasses, top golfers from the regional tech community in teams of four embarked in the morning for a full day of putting and driving on the links. The tournament offered spectacular views and challenging fairways. After the tournament's end, all enjoyed a fine catered meal.
First place overall in the tournament went to the team of Erik Ayers
of MorganFranklin Corp., Mike Brick
of Rock Creek Financial Group, Dave Brigati
of NitroSecurity and Patrick Leonard
of MorganFranklin Corp., with a score of 63. Second-place honors went to the Deltek team of Kevin Carr
, Darrin Curtis
, Mike Powers
and Andres Rico
. The third-place finishers were John Allen
of Bluestone Capital Players, Thomas Fradette
of DCS Corporation, Greg Van Beuren
of Bluestone Capital Players and Dusty Wince
of Knowledge Consulting Group.
|First place team members: Erik Ayers of MorganFranklin Corp., Mike Brick of Rock Creek Financial Group, Patrick Leonard of MorganFranklin Corp. and Dave Brigati of NitroSecurity.|
The event also featured the fourth annual John C. Lee IV Tech Cup Challenge, a "tournament within a tournament," awarded to the golfer with the best individual score. The Challenge honors John Lee's distinguished three-year service as NVTC Chairman and the dedication and energy he has committed to the tech community. This year's winner, Francesco Romano
of Sprint, shot a 71 to capture the Cup. The trophy was presented to Romano by NVTC Chairman Emeritus John C. Lee IV
of Lee Technologies and Seth Weise
of Tech Cup Challenge Sponsor Sprint. Romano also shot a hole-in-one on the 15th
|Presentation of the Tech Cup. (L-R) NVTC Chairman Emeritus John C. Lee IV, Fourth Annual John C. Lee IV Tech Cup Challenge Winner Francesco Romano of Sprint and Seth Weise of Tech Cup Challenge Sponsor Sprint.|
In addition, awards were given out for the Longest Drive (Men)- Erik Ayers
of MorganFranklin Corp.; the Longest Drive (Women)- Corrie Tayman
of Sunice, Donald Ross Sportswear & Tournament Solutions; Closest to the Pin (Men)- NVTC Board Member George Newstrom
of Lee Technologies; Closest to the Pin (Women)- Brooke Mertz
of Principal Financial Group; and Straightest Drive- Sean Stone
of Silicon Valley Bank.
Also during dinner, Lee worked his auctioneer magic as participants placed bids in a live auction for a one-night stay in Creighton Farms' brand new clubhouse with two days of unlimited golf (carts included) for four people, a two-night stay for two in the luxurious Chateau Lafayette at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort along with breakfast for two each morning and two rounds of golf, and two tickets to the 2012 AT&T National Golf Tournament with the chance to meet a player of the winner’s choosing.
After dinner and awards, 15 golfers stayed to participate in the second annual Stay and Play Poker event, where a portion of the proceeds also benefitted the Equal Footing Foundation. Congratulations to Jim Rogers
of The College Board, winner of the poker tournament and recipient of two tickets to the 2012 AT&T National Golf Tournament. Steve Fite
of InSysCo placed second and won a foursome golf outing at Raspberry Falls Golf Club, Brent D’Agostino
of AH&T Insurance placed third and won a foursome golf outing at River Creek Club, Jason Kallivokas
of RER Solutions placed fourth and won a foursome golf outing Bull Run Golf Club, Jim Maulfair
of AH&T Insurance placed fifth and won a foursome golf outing at 1757 Golf Club and Paul Wilson
from C2 Portfolio Essentials Inc. placed sixth to win a foursome golf outing at Piedmont Golf Club.
Thank you to our 2011 Golf Tournament Sponsors:
Tournament Sponsor: GTSI Corp.
Tech Cup Challenge Sponsor: Sprint
Club Sponsor: Lee Technologies
Beverage Sponsor: Deltek; Global Network Services
Putting Green Sponsor: Booz Allen Hamilton
Closest-To-The-Pin Sponsor: Latisys
Longest Drive Sponsor: ePlus Technology Inc.
Gift Sponsors: AH&T Insurance; The Principal Financial Group
Caddie Sponsor: Ernst & Young
Mulligan Sponsor: Deltek
Hole Sponsors: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield; C2 Portfolio Essentials Inc.; LT Business Dynamics, PC; Nemacolin Woodlands Resort; RDA Corporation
|Golfers participate in the second annual Stay and Play Poker Event.|