3rd October, 2011

Ninth Annual Golf Classic

The American Ireland Fund hosted its Ninth Annual New Jersey Golf Classic on October 3rd at Baltusrol Golf Club, one of the nation’s premier golf courses and home to 16 national championships including seven US Opens and one PGA Championship.

The Fund wishes to thank the Golf Committee chaired by Thomas Ryan of ING who worked diligently to secure sponsorship for the outing. 

On the night, the committee paid tribute to long time supporter John “Chuck” T. Dolan of Gibbons, PC, who has graciously hosted the outing at Baltusrol since its inception.  Gibbons P.C. was also the the Event Sponsor – thank you for this generous support.

President and CEO of The Worldwide Ireland Funds, Kieran McLoughlin and Anthony Callaghan presented him with a Waterford Crystal bowl in appreciation of his commitment to the Fund.

Thanks to the support of the following sponsors, we reached our goal and the event was a great success.

Event Sponsor
Gibbons, PC

Hole Sponsors
174 Trust
Jerry and Karen Callaghan
Covington & Burling LLP
Fidelity National Title
Charles P. Reagan
Miller Chevalier
Travers & Associates

Foursome Sponsors
Cassin & Cassin LLP
CB Richard Ellis
ConvergEx’s Eze Castle Software
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
Hargraves McConnell & Costigan, P.C.
Mr. & Mrs. Michael P. Higgins
Inundata Ventures
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Shaun T. Kelly
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Thomas Ryan
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP
Travers & Associates

Winner Awards

Hole in One Sponsor
Smythe Volvo

Gifts Sponsor
Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP

This year’s best dressed player was George Revock at Citibank.

We are grateful to everyone who supported the silent auction by donating golf at prominent courses here in the US and in Ireland and memorabilia from prominent sports figures. 

Silent Auction Donors
Ballybunion Golf Club
Ballyliffin Golf Club
Patrick Leahy/IMG
Matthew McBride
Charles Reagan
TIFCO Hotel Group
Lough Erne Resort
Shaun Kelly
Tourism Ireland
Padraig Harrington