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IndyBar: The 2014 Lawyer Links Classic, A Great Day for a Great Cause

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duncan-davidWhat a beautiful day for a golf outing Thursday, July 17 was! Thank you to all who participated in this sold-out event. The Lawyer Links Classic raised more than $35,000 dollars to support the Foundation. Without your continued generosity and support, this event would not be possible.

I would also like to recognize our major sponsors for the golf outing who were as follows:

Platinum
Wilson Kehoe & Winingham LLC

Gold
Ritman & Associates
Connor Reporting
Fidelity National Title
Stewart Richardson & Associates

Silver
Garden City Group Inc.
Karl & Janet Mulvaney
R&G Medical Solutions LLC
Vocational Economic Experts Inc.

Bronze
BMW Constructors
Van Winkle Baten Dispute Resolution

Beverage Cart
Modern Information Solutions
Huser ADR LLC

Hole in One
Falcone Subaru

These sponsors are great supporters of the Foundation and I encourage you to retain their services in your practice as the need arises.

Ned Mulligan, the chair of this year’s event, deserves special recognition for a tremendous job planning this event and securing new sponsors to support the Foundation. Ned’s efforts should be applauded so if you see Ned on the street tell him he did a great job. Likewise, the members of the Golf Committee deserve a pat on the back for their efforts in making this event a success.

The following teams and individuals outplayed the field to win their respective awards:

First Place: The winning foursome with a low score of -21 was from Lewis Wagner and consisted of Rob Baker, Adam Ginner, Jason Lee and Bruce Torrance;

Second Place: Playing for Ice Miller, Phil Genetos, Andy Fagan, Drew Miroff and Jody Peacock took second place;

Third Place: Playing for Clark Quinn Moses Scott & Grahn, Greg Basey, Chris Engle, David Hagan and Mike Leppert took third place;

Men’s Longest Drive went to Alex Linn;

Women’s Longest Drive went to Kandi Hidde;

Closest to the Pin went to Judge Bob Altice;

The 50/50 winners were Rob Baker and Robert Foos. A special thanks to both of you for contributing your winnings back to the Foundation!

The putting contest was won by Andy Fagan.

The Dinner Committee, chaired by Bri Clark and Erin Durnell, is in full swing planning the Foundation’s fall event. The Evening Under the Stars will be held on Friday, Oct. 10 at the Crane Bay Event Center.

Like the golf outing, the dinner will sell out fast, so please reserve your table now by emailing Chris Walsh at cwalsh@indybar.org. Also, members of the Dinner Committee will be contacting many of your seeking donations for the silent and live auctions at the dinner. Your contributions to the Foundation are what make these events a success and I thank you in advance for your consideration of these requests.•

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