WASHINGTON, DC —The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) hosted its Fifteenth Annual Golf Classic at Belle Haven Country Club, Alexandria, Va., Oct. 15, 2018. Forty-eight golfers participated. Celebrity appearances were made by: Christine Brennan, journalist, USA Today, Jim Daopoulos, ESPN rules analyst and former NFL official; and George Wallace, sports director, WTOP Radio. The Tournament Sponsor was Calamos Investments. Peter Bota served as Tournament Chairman.
“We were pleased to welcome a dedicated group of golfers to our landmark Fifteenth Annual Golf Classic,” AHI President Nick Larigakis said. “We are grateful to our organizers, generous sponsors, and golfers who took the time to support AHI.”
The first-place team was comprised of: Chris Christou, Ben Kwon, James Tomaseski and Allen Lyubinsky. Second-place honors went to: Yanni Sianis, Jim Daopoulos, Father Demitri Antokas, and Tommy Greene. The third-place team included: Peter Bota, Michael Gleeson, Dave Riddle, and Eddie Gleeson. Michael Marroco earned the Closest-to-the-Pin honors and Longest Drive went to James Tomaseski.
Larigakis added, “We especially appreciate the support of tournament sponsor, Calamos Investments, under the leadership of Chairman and Global CIO John Calamos, because without their support, our tournament could not be a success. Also, we are grateful for the participation of Christine Brennan, Jim Daopoulos, and George Wallace, who took the time from their busy schedules to present an enjoyable panel discussion.”
In addition, Larigakis expressed appreciation to Tournament Chair Peter Bota.
Additional sponsors included: Hole Sponsors –Astra Foods, Bailey’s Crossroads Auto Body, Capital Hilton, Circle Management Company, Courembis Companies, Gold Crust Bakery, The Italian Place, James H. Lagos Company, Inc.; LaMer Beachfront Inn, Metro29, National Hellenic Society, Squire Patton Boggs LLP, Sunset Hill Farm, Tysons Corner McLean Hilton, USL Financials Inc., and Vasili’s Kitchen Registration Sponsors – Emirates Airline & Jimbo’s Grill Golf Cart Sponsors – Chimicles & Tikellis LLP, Louis & Helen Nicozisis, Market Development Group, and John Marshall Bank Gift Bag Sponsors – Donmar Heating & Cooling.