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AHI Hosts Ninth Annual Golf Classic
November 2, 2012—No. 74 (202) 785-8430

AHI Hosts Ninth Annual Golf Classic

Panel Discussion on Sports Held Prior to Tournament

WASHINGTON, DC — On October 15, 2012, the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) hosted its Ninth Annual Golf Classic at Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, Va.  Celebrity appearances were made by Larry Michael, Voice of the Washington Redskins, and Christine Brennan, sports columnist, USA Today, both of who appeared at a morning panel discussion about current events and issues affecting the sporting world.  The Tournament Sponsor was Calamos Investments.

“We are very pleased that our Annual Golf Classic continues to grow each year,” said AHI President Nick Larigakis.  “We hope to be able to continue to build on this success.  We are also grateful to our organizers, our generous sponsors, and golfers who took the time to support AHI.”

The first place team was comprised of: Peter Bota, Dennis Garbis, Mike Gleeson and Dave Riddle.  Second place honors went to:  Kay Tyler, Mimi Hoffman, Lisa Schlesinger and Janice Calomiris. The third place team included: John Courembis, Louis Courembis, Alexander Courembis and Walter Chuda.

Larigakis added, “We especially appreciate the support of tournament sponsor Calamos Investments under the leadership of CEO John Calamos and the participation of Christine Brennan and Larry Michael, who took the time from their busy schedules to present an enjoyable panel discussion.”

Additional sponsors included: Hole Sponsors – Atlanta Bread Company, Capital Hilton, Circle Management Company, Courembis Companies & Courembis Law, James H. Lagos Company, Inc., LaMer Beachfront Inn, Market Development Group, Metro29, Public Sector Solutions, SigmaPharm Laboratories, TGS Epsilon, and Tysons Corner McLean Hilton. Registration Sponsors - Tyler Business Services, Inc.  GolfCart Sponsors - Axela Government Relations, Chimicles & Tikellis LLP, Gencor Industries Inc., Jimbo's Texas BBQ and Springfield Restaurant and Pizzeria. Welcome Gift Bags Sponsors - schererMedia.

In addition, Larigakis expressed appreciation to Tournament Chair Leon Andris and Golf Coordinator Adriana Sifakis, who organized the tournament.

The American Hellenic Institute is an independent non-profit Greek American public policy center that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.


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