The Simon Family JCC’s Third Annual Presidents’ Cup Golf Tournament was an enormous success despite the inclement weather. Close to 100 golfers braved the elements to show their support of the JCC and its mission.
The 2013 tournament surpassed all expectations, both in fundraising and participation. Thanks to the hard work of the solicitors and the generosity of the community sponsors, more than $65,000 was raised. The day’s success was largely due to the dedicated volunteers and JCC staff. Congratulations to the winning team sponsored by Portfolio Recovery Associates: Lud Presto, Mike Petit, and Dave Mellott. A special thanks to Charles Barker Automotive for providing the “Hole in One” Mercedes and to PayDay PayRoll Services for running the Vegas hole and donating 100% of the proceeds back to the JCC.
Alex Pomerantz, Rebecca Bickford, and Kathy Higgins planned and executed the tournament. Pomerantz, Golf Tournament chairman, managed the solicitors and overall organization including raffle prizes, player participation, and sponsor recognition. Bickford, as JCC Development associate and tournament co-chair, was responsible for logistics, from raffle prizes to player organization, day-of execution, and sponsor recognition. Higgins recruited and managed all tournament volunteers and assisted in planning and day-of logistics.
The JCC has always been fortunate to have the strong leadership of visionary presidents who have given countless hours of their time to guide the center’s successful development. The Annual Simon Family JCC Presidents’ Cup honors their commitment and dedication to the JCC mission.
The Simon Family JCC is a center for the entire community, providing a family- friendly environment promoting the health of mind, body and soul. An organization guided by Jewish values, and welcoming to all members of the community, regardless of age, faith or background, the JCC provides programs and services for children such as a before and after school program, infant and toddler care, summer day camp, special needs summer day camp, teen programming and more. The Simon Family JCC Presidents’ Cup Golf Tournament raises funds to offer scholarships and to support the needs of these programs.
Simon Family JCC is a constituent agency of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.
by Leslie Shroyer
photos by Andrew Cook