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AHI Holds 12th Annual Golf Classic; Panel Discussion on Sports Held
November 12, 2015—No. 57 (202) 785-8430

AHI Holds 12th Annual Golf Classic; Panel Discussion on Sports Held

WASHINGTON, DC — On October 19, 2015, the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) hosted its Twelfth Annual Golf Classic at Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, Va.  Over 60 golfers participated. Celebrity appearances were made by George Wallace, sports director, WTOP Radio, Christine Brennan, journalist, USA Today, and Tommy Greene, Comcast studio analyst and former pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, who appeared at a morning sports panel to discuss current events and issues affecting the sporting world.  The Tournament Sponsor was Calamos Investments.  Peter Bota served as Tournament Chairman.

“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: Peter Bota, Mike Gleeson, Dave Riddle, and Mike Matthews.  Second place honors went to: Tommy Greene, Alex Sands, Christopher Lipscomb, and Scott Nickel. The third place team included: Peter Marketos, Thomas Pellicane, Brian Valladares, and Brandon VanBuskirk.

Larigakis added, “We especially appreciate the support of tournament sponsor Calamos Investments under the leadership of CEO John Calamos; Gold Crust Bakery, which sponsored the breakfast and sports panel discussion; and the participation of George Wallace, Christine Brennan and Tommy Greene, who took the time from their busy schedules to present an enjoyable panel discussion.”

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

Additional sponsors included: Hole Sponsors –Atlanta Bread Company, Capital Hilton, Circle Management Company, Courembis Companies, Gold Crust Bakery, James H. Lagos Company, Inc., LaMer Beachfront Inn, Market Development Group, Metro29, National Hellenic Society, SigmaPharm Laboratories, Tysons Corner McLean Hilton. Golf Cart Sponsors – Axela Government Relations LLC, John Marshall Bank, Chimicles & Tikellis LLP.


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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