HAT Golf Tournament—Swinging for the students

by | Oct 5, 2016 | Other News

On a gorgeous, sunny Tuesday, August 30, despite a tropical storm brewing off the coast of North Carolina, crowds came out enthusiastically swinging at Bayville Golf Club.

They came for more than just a golf tournament, however. The golf devotees were playing for a higher purpose— they were raising money to benefit HAT students and families during the 28th Annual Hebrew Academy of Tidewater Konikoff Center of Learning Golf Tournament, known to many as The Bob Josephberg Classic.

“This tournament is our school’s biggest fundraiser, and we truly cannot thank the donors enough for coming out and supporting our school. As the saying goes, ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ and our donors and supporters are a very important part of our ‘Village,’” says Heather Moore, head of school.

“We are honored and fortunate to have the continued support of our longtime champions Bob Josephberg, Angela Jenkins, and tournament co-chairs Nathan and Ilana Benson,” Moore says.

“Proceeds from the tournament help fund need-based scholarships for students and are an investment in the education of future leaders,” says Patti Seeman, HAT director of development.

“This year, we were privileged to have 110 golfers on the roster, and we were generously sponsored by 111 local and national businesses, professionals, families and individual donors in the Jewish community,” adds Seeman.

Together, they helped surpass the fund raising goal by 20 percent, making the 2016 charity a roaring success.

“Each year, the golf committee puts in hours of work planning every detail for the golf event,” says Babbi Bangel, HAT board president, including “obtaining sponsorships and raffle prizes, and organizing the 35 tournament volunteers needed on the day of the tournament to make it run smoothly. Once again, the teamwork of the HAT and Campus staff, HAT trustees and parents, Bayville Golf Club, and Cardo Café shined, making this year’s tournament one of the best and most memorable.”

Mark calendars for Tuesday, September 19, 2017, to share in the fun again at Bayville.

For more information, contact Patti Seeman, HAT director of development, at 757-424-4327, or email pseeman@hebrewacademy.net. Hebrew Academy of Tidewater is a constituent agency of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater