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Rain doesn't dampen success of Stein Hospice outing

By DON HOHLER • Aug 30, 2018 at 4:23 PM

NORWALK — Rain delays like the one encountered by the Stein Hospice golf tournament field on Wednesday at Eagle Creek would be classified as just a minor bump-in-the-road when compared to the trials and tribulations the staff at the health care facility face on an every day basis.

The group that makes the fundraiser work on tournament day were all smiles after the last golf cart headed out onto the course Wednesday.

“I have been working as the Events Facilitator for just three years, but this is 24 years for the tournament," Shelby Brossia said. "We already have some fresh ideas for our anniversary event in 2019.

“What we make on this tournament goes into our special needs fund, money that will be used for patients families when private insurance can not pick up the remainder of costs," she added. "I won’t know exactly how much will go into the fund until the end of the day, but our goal this year is $52,000."

Brossia said most of the money raised comes from golfers — but sponsors are equally important.

“In our case the major ones are Delta Care Rx, the Hart Family Trust, Hart Advertising, Smith Paving, Tusing Builders and Roofing, Groff Funeral Homes and Crematory, Therapy Support, Welfle Inc., Steinemann-Hafner Insurance and Mike Myers Realty, Inc.," she said.

“Plus we have those firms who make up our vendors row (food and beverages)," Brossia added. "The ones who sponsor Hole-In-One cars, those that aid us in their specialties, and the tee and green sponsors."

When all was said and done, the two-team event winners were Dr. Jim Lonz, Dennis Kyle, Greg Kaye and Omar Wepormucano in A flight with a 55. The foursome of Ken and Nancy Bleile and Kevin and Patricia Larizza took the B flight with a 59.

The front nine was used as the deciding factor in scoring. The A winners played it in 31 strokes, while the Bleile-Larizza partnership carded a 32.

Two teams split the skin money. Both made eagle on 18. One was the Dr. Jim Lonz group, while the other was a foursome made up of Joe Hedberg, Shawn Rice, Jesse Simon and Tony Hall.

The following players won hole prizes:

No. 1: Greg Kaye (proximity in three shots)

No. 2: Don Mancher (proximity in two shots)

No. 3: Pat Dublo (proximity in two shots)

No. 4: Ron Schnee (longest putt)

No. 5: Nathan Glass and Nancy Bleile (longest drives)

No. 6: Tim Winslow (proximity from tee)

No. 7: Durable Corporation team of Tom Secor, Dave Carmean, Brandon Kaple and Tom Wiles (longest putt)

No. 8: Paul Koch and Nancy Bleile (proximity from tee)

No. 9: Dana McQueen (proximity in two shots)

No. 10: Dr. Grant (longest putt)

No. 11: Durable Corporation (proximity in three shots)

No. 12: Gary Wilde (proximity from tee)

No. 13: Luke Mihlylo (proximity in two shots)

No. 14: Dustin Roth (proximity from tee)

No. 15: BOCA Construction team (Aidan McDonnell, Keith Weatherly, Eric Schneider, Mike Bockrath (proximity in two shots)

No. 16: Russ Holmes and Kim Martello (men and women proximity from tee)

No. 17: Bruce Boissoneao (longest putt)

No. 18: Joe Hedburg and Kim Martello (men and women longest drives)

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