While the annual Republic Bank Players Challenge is a day of fun for friends and coworkers, its primary purpose is to raise funds for the Jewish Community Center and Jewish Family & Vocational Service. This year’s event, held June 23, raised $78,757 for the two agencies.
The winners of the golf tournament and its contests, as well as the tennis and bridge competitions were announced in the June 27 edition of Community. There were also canasta and maj jongg games, but the participants played for fun.
“We had another wonderful event this year and over 170 people enjoyed a day of golf, tennis or cards,” said JFCS Executive Director Judy Freundlich Tiell.
“This wonderful community event is made possible each year through the generosity of our sponsors and participants, and could not happen without the hard work of all of our volunteers and the staff of both agencies,” said Jewish Community Federation Vice President and Chief Development Officer Stew Bromberg.
Tiell also expressed appreciation for the sponsors, volunteers and players, and especially acknowledged Republic Bank for their title sponsorship. All the sponsors can be found here.
Thanks, also, to all the committee members who volunteered their time to ensure the success of this event.
Members of the 2014 Golf Committee were Co-Chairs Doug Gordon and Doug Roemer, and committee members Gregg Davidoff, Debbie Friedman, David Fuchs, Larry Kass, Jay Klempner, Beth Salamon, Dan Streit and Reed Weinberg.
The 2014 Tennis Co-Chairs were Shellie Benovitz and Alison Roemer.
The 2014 Bridge Committee members were Carol Behr, Ann Leah Blieden, Sonia Levine, Marsha Schuster and Jean Trager.
The 2014 Mah Jongg coordinator was Shelly Satton.