2010 Republic Bank Golf Challenge Is a Success for JFCS, JCC

[by Dena Schwartz]
JFCS summer intern

The 2010 Republic Bank Golf Challenge was a smashing success. On June 21, 108 golfers descended on southern Indiana’s Chariot Run Golf Course for a tournament to benefit Jewish Family & Career Services and the Jewish Community of Louisville’s Jewish Community Center. In its seventh year, the tournament raised money for both agencies, although the final net figure is not yet available.

“The weather was hot and humid, but nothing stopped the teams from having a good time. We also had another successful year of raising valuable dollars for the two agencies,” noted Reed Weinberg, tournament chair. At the end of the day, the U.S. Voice and Data team of George Pacinelli, Mike Nole, Dennis Meiman and Larry Levenberg won first place.


Coming in second was the Republic Bank team of Lisa Butcher, Carol James, Sean O’Mahoney and Dave Richerson (photo not available). Taking third place was the Goldberg and Simpson team of Howard Wagner, Steve Smith, Gail Pohn and Rick Frank.

Other contests during the tournament added excitement and interest for the golfers. Hans Koehler had the longest putt. Robert Brown won the sharpest drive contest. Jack Savage and Michael Childers were closest to the pin. Amy Baach and Jack Savage won the longest drive contest. Additionally, golfers were able to buy a Fun Pack for $20 that included two mulligans and a putting contest.

Before golf began, everyone was treated to hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken with all the fixin’s for lunch. After play, the Mike Best’s Meat Market staff grilled a dinner of tender steaks and chicken for the hungry participants, The meal sponsors were Harrah’s Entertainment & Deming Malone Livesay Ostroff CPAs.
The Title Sponsor of the tournament was Republic Bank. Ernst & Young LLP was the Front Nine Sponsor, while U.S. Voice and Data was the Back Nine Sponsor.

Gold Sponsors for the event were: Crowe Horwath, LLP, Greenebaum Doll & McDonald, PLLC, Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services, Kindred Healthcare, Inc., Norton Healthcare and Wyatt, Tarrant, & Combs, LLC.
Contest Sponsors were: Altman In-surance Services, Almost Family, CRT Pro-
perty Maintenance, Sheldon and Nancy Gilman, Goldberg & Simpson, Humana and Sam Swope Auto Group, LLC.

Silver Sponsors included: Faulkner Real Estate, Mutual of America and an anonymous donation.
Off the Tee Sponsors were: Duplicators Sales, Goulds Discount Medical, Kosair Charities, Papercone Corporation, the Porcini Children’s Foundation, Dr. Elliot Rosengarten, Schwartz Insurance Group and Mark Switow of UBS Private Wealth.

Greenside Sponsors were: Jerry and
Madeline Abramson, Barbara and Greg
Nefouse of A-M Electric Co., Inc., Any-
time Waste Systems, Dr. Howard Cantor, Richard Klein, Linker Capital Manage-ment, the Metropolitan Housing Coalition, OVASCO, Paylogic, Plaut and Associates, PSC, Steve and Jane Shapiro, Sterling G. Thompson Insurance, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC, The Nautilus Group, Wells Fargo Insurance Services and Willis Klein Showrooms.

In-Kind Sponsors were: Bluegrass Motorsport, Mike Best’s Meat Market, Pepsi, Syngergism Inc. and Ted Wirth Photography.

Bernard and Jean Trager were honorary chairs of the 2010 Republic Bank Golf Challenge. Scott Trager represented Republic and brought enthusiasm to his job of soliciting many of the sponsors.

Reed Weinberg served as the tournament chair. Other members of the 2010 Golf Challenge Committee were: Jeff Calderon, Carolle Jones Clay, Ed Cohen, Jay Klempner, Ariel Kronenberg, Jim Morguelan, Marvin O’Koon, Doug Roemer and Dan Streit. The 2010 Golf Challenge staff members were: Tayo Amos, Dotty Battoe, Beverly Bromley, Kim Hales, Sally Hollingsworth, Stephanie Reese, Robin Stratton, Scott Thompson, Judy Freundlich Tiell, Julie Tufts and Teresa Weber.

Terrific volunteers helped in many ways to make the event run smoothly.  They included Debbie Friedman, Sandi Friedson, Tammy Penner, Jeani Bryant, Jan Glaubinger, Nancy Roberson, Alex Dubrovensky, Dena Schwartz, Keith Bertram, Griffin Cottle, Shelley Kahn and many Republic Bank staff.
Ted Wirth was the official photographer.

The following businesses contributed to the silent auction: 211 Clover Lane, AAA, Action Loan, Actors Theatre, Alane Goldstein, Anheuser-Busch, Anixter, Architectural Salvage, Asiatique, BD’s Mongolian Grill, Basa Modern Vietnamese, Baxter Avenue Theaters, Bearno’s (all locations), Bistro Le Relais, Bonefish Grill, BoomBozz Pizza (Westport Village), Brown Hotel, Browning’s Brewery and Restaurant, Buca di Beppo, Buckhead Mountain Grill (Bardstown Rd), Buckhead Mountain Grill (Westport Rd), and Buck’s.

Also, Café Lou Lou, Carrabba’s, CenterStage Theater, Chariot Run Golf Club, Chatham Facial Plastic Surgery, Cherokee Coins and Jewelry, Chuck E Cheese’s, Clodhoppers Boutique, Come Back Inn, Comedy Caravan, Cookies by Design, Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Covered Bridge Golf Course, Crawford Hot Air Balloon, Cumberland Brews, Davis Jewelers, Del Frisco’s, Ditto’s Grill, Drs. Mann and and Fox Dentistry.

And, El Mundo, etcetera boutique, Fox & Hound, Frazier International History Museum, TGI Friday’s (Fourth Street Live), Genny’s Diner, Golf Galaxy, Goodyear Auto Service Center, Gumer & Co., Hard Rock Café, Heaven Hill Distilleries, Heine Brothers’ Coffee, Hooter’s, Hubbuch & Co (Westport Village), Hyatt Regency, Impellizzeri’s Pizza, Indianapolis Colts, and Irish Rover.

And, Jay Klempner, Jewel Box, Joe Huber Family Farm, Joe’s Crab Shack, John E’s, Judy Freundlich Tiell, Kim Hales, L & N Wine Bar, La-Z-Boy, Lazer Blaze, Le Gallo Rosso, Limestone Restaurant, Lindsey Golf Course, Maeser Master Services, Maido, Maker’s Mark Bourbon House, Marriott Downtown, Mayan Café, Mikato Steak and Seafood and Moore Jewelry.

And, Napa River Grill, North End Café, Old Chicago Pizza, Outback Steakhouse-Brownsboro Road & Shelbyville Road, PF Chang’s, Palermo Viejo, Parfumerie in St. Matthews, Perelmuter & Goldberg Orthodontics, Persimmon Ridge Golf Course, Pita Delites, Poppie Design, Rafferty’s, Rainbow Blossom, Ramsi’s, Red Star Tavern, Republic Bank, River Bend Winery, Rivue, Rocky’s Sub Pub, Rudyard Kipling and Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

And, Sapporo Grill and Sushi, Schrink Personal Training, Seviche, Shaheen’s, Shannon Levine, Smiling Teeth Pizza & Pasta, SpaQuena Day Spa, Sports & Social Club, St. Francis School, Standard Country Club, Stewart’s Pawn Shop, Stoney River Steak House, Texas Roadhouse, Thai Café, The Comfy Cow, The Old Spaghetti Factory, Tim Mulloy, Uptown Café, Valhalla Golf Course, Vincenzo’s, Volare Italian Restaurant, W. W. Cousins, Wells Fargo, Wick’s Pizza (Goose Creek), Wild Eggs, Winston’s and Za’s Pizza Pub.


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