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AHI Hosts Tenth Annual Golf Classic; Panel Discussion on Sports Held Prior to Tournament
November 5, 2013—No. 62 (202) 785-8430

AHI Hosts Tenth Annual Golf Classic; Panel Discussion on Sports Held Prior to Tournament

WASHINGTON, DC — On October 21, 2013, the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) hosted its Tenth Annual Golf Classic at Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, Va.  Celebrity appearances were made by Larry Michael, Voice of the Washington Redskins, and John Brazer, director of Publicity, Philadelphia Phillies, both of who appeared at a morning sports panel to discuss 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,” AHI President Nick Larigakis said.  “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: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Mark Magliocchetti, Steve Denis, Chip Kennett, and Desmond McCarthy.  Second place honors went to:  Peter Bota, Michael Gleeson, Eddie Gleeson, and David Riddle. The third place team included: Nick Larigakis, Don Wills, Constantine Larigakis, Billy Pedas, and John Brazer.

Larigakis added, “We especially appreciate the support of tournament sponsor Calamos Investments under the leadership of CEO John Calamos and represented at the tournament by Yanni H. Sianis, vice president, Global Business Development; and the participation of Larry Michael and John Brazer, who took the time from their busy schedules to present an enjoyable panel discussion.”

In addition, Larigakis expressed appreciation to Tournament Chair Leon Andris, who joined Michaels, Brazer, and Larigakis on the sports panel; and to Golf Coordinator Adriana Sifakis, who organized the tournament. 

Additional sponsors included: Hole Sponsors – Atlanta Bread Company, Capital Hilton, Chimicles & Tikellis LLP, Circle Management Company, Courembis Companies & Courembis Law, James H. Lagos Company, Inc., Jimbo’s Grill and Sports Bar & Springfield Diner and Pizzeria; LaMer Beachfront Inn, Market Development Group, Metro29, National Hellenic Society; Public Sector Solutions, SigmaPharm Laboratories, TGS Epsilon, and Tysons Corner McLean Hilton. Registration Sponsors - Tyler Business Services, Inc. Golf Cart Sponsors - Axela Government Relations. Welcome Gift Bags Sponsors - schererMedia.

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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