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AHI Hosts Golf Tournament
November 12, 2004—No.70 (202) 785-8430

AHI Hosts Golf Tournament

WASHINGTON, DC—On October 17, 2004, the American Hellenic Institute hosted its First Annual AHI Benefit Golf Tournament at the Greendale Golf Course in Alexandria, Virginia. The event was a tremendous success, and AHI is grateful to all of the sponsors and golfers who participated.

The winning team in the scramble format competition consisted of George Tzaferos, George Lambardakis, Constantine Larigakis, and AHI Executive Director Nick Larigakis. Finishing in second place was the team of Nathan Riedel, Demetri Koutrouvelis, Peter Michaels, and Hratch Pakhchanian. Third place went to the team of U.S. Marshals led by Reggie Bradshaw and including Peter Marketos, Michael Miley, and John Stantinos. All of the members of these winning teams were awarded trophies for their outstanding efforts.

AHI would like to thank the generous sponsorship provided by Golf Cart Sponsors Bouras Industries, Inc., Market Development Group, Inc., and T.G.S. Petroleum, Inc. AHI extends similar thanks to Hole Sponsors Atlantis Family Restaurant, C&R Realty & The Courembis Family, Euclid Financial Group, Mykonos Grill, NICO Properties Group, P.J. Mechanical, Pappas Telecasting Companies, the medical malpractice firm of Regan, Halperin & Long, PLLC, Sfikas & Karambelas, LLP, the Stephen G. Yeonas Company, and The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. Our gratitude is likewise extended to the Tournament Registration Sponsors, including Craig Griffith of State Farm Insurance, Dr. James G. Faller, the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center, Inc., Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel, LLP, Olympic Family Restaurant, Pappas Restaurants, Pelonis, USA Ltd., Peter Zikos Insurance, and Tom Sarris Orleans House.

"The generous support of the tournament's sponsors permitted a marvelous day, starting with breakfast and followed by 18 holes of golf, and a lunch, and awards ceremony where trophies were handed out to the winners," said AHI Executive Director Nick Larigakis. "We had the support and participation of many Hellenes and Philhellenes, and we are deeply grateful," added AHI Advisory Board member and tournament participant Thanos Basdekis.

AHI also extends its thanks to Director of Business Development Taryn Sifakis, whose tireless efforts in organizing and running the First Annual AHI Benefit Golf Tournament are greatly appreciated.


For additional information, please contact Georgia Economou at (202) 785-8430 or at For general information about the activities of AHI, please see our Web site at