Golfers, Pros Team Up to Benefit the ASHFoundation Under sunny Florida skies, more than 120 golfers, touring members of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), and friends of the ASHFoundation took a respite from winter’s grip to gather at ChampionsGate Golf Resort near Orlando, Fla., for a weekend of golf, festivities, and fundraising at the ASHFoundation’s 2011 golf ... ASHA News
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Golfers, Pros Team Up to Benefit the ASHFoundation
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  • Beverly Ryan, ASHFoundation annual fund manager, can be reached at bryan@asha.org.
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ASHA News   |   March 01, 2011
Golfers, Pros Team Up to Benefit the ASHFoundation
The ASHA Leader, March 2011, Vol. 16, 32. doi:10.1044/leader.AN2.16032011.32
The ASHA Leader, March 2011, Vol. 16, 32. doi:10.1044/leader.AN2.16032011.32
Under sunny Florida skies, more than 120 golfers, touring members of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), and friends of the ASHFoundation took a respite from winter’s grip to gather at ChampionsGate Golf Resort near Orlando, Fla., for a weekend of golf, festivities, and fundraising at the ASHFoundation’s 2011 golf benefit.
The highlight of the Jan. 29–30 event was Sunday’s golf tournament. An LPGA touring professional played with each foursome, a unique feature of the ASHFoundation event. LPGA pro Suzy Whaley returned to coordinate the pro player field, which included Danah Ford Bordner, Audra Burks, Brittany Lincicome, Donna Wilkins, Jackie Gallagher-Smith, Jennifer Gleason, Shasta Averyhardt, Liz Janangelo, Leta Lindley, Janice Moodie. and Jenny Suh. Many of the pros mingled and networked with golfers at the pre-tournament pairings dinner party.
Touring pros from the LPGA joined the ASHFoundation foursomes on the links.
“The golf benefit is a success not only because of the wonderful ASHFoundation friends who participate, but also because of the generosity of tournament sponsors,” noted Rick Talbott, tournament chair. Talbott extended special thanks to the 28 corporate, nonprofit, and individual sponsors, including ASHA (platinum); EBS Healthcare, Genesis Rehab Services, Hearing HealthCare News, Oticon, and ReSound (gold); Kilpatrick Townsend, Marsh, Pearson, Professional Golfers of America, SunTrust/Iron Oak Advisors, The Walker Group/AtSite (silver); LinguiSystems (pairings dinner); and Progressus Therapy (beverage cart). (For a complete sponsor list, go to the ASHFoundation’s website.)
Members of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association from the University of Central Florida volunteered at the tournament.
First-place tournament winners in the Stars Flight were Sandy and Tom Ulrich and Diane and Arnie Eger, playing with pro Jennifer Gleason. First-place winners in the Champions Flight were Judy LeDuc, Mary Lou Poole, and Cheryl Russell, playing with pros Carri Wood and Naree Song.
The longest-drive winners were Vince Wesley, Greg Kleffner, Sandy Ulrich, and Margaret Rogers. Closest-to-the-pin winners were Rosemary LeBlanc and Chuck McLean.
Jim Remy, immediate past president of the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) and featured speaker at the pairings dinner party, acknowledged his pleasure at supporting the professional charity of his wife, speech-language pathologist Darlene Remy. He remarked that his job—managing golf carts, selling golf sweaters, and teaching golf—is much easier than that of his wife, who serves children in schools. Remy thanked the audiologists and SLPs in attendance for their important work and dedication to helping others.
Remy presented a Ryder Cup flag, autographed by all of the 2010 team members, for the evening’s live auction. He also provided two week-long VIP passes to the 2011 PGA Championship in August at the Atlanta Athletic Club, two tickets to an LPGA event of the winner’s choosing, and two ski passes to the Okemo Ski Resort in Vermont. Dennis Hampton, ASHFoundation past president, won the package.
The golf benefit and all ASHFoundation activities raise funds to support research and education in communication sciences and disorders, through research grants to new and seasoned investigators, master’s and doctoral scholarships, and clinical achievement awards. To learn more, go to the ASHFoundation’s website.
ASHFoundation at the Health Care/Business Institute

Chris Moore—speech scientist, oenophile, and all-around wunderkind —returns to host a wine-tasting extravaganza at ASHA’s Health Care/Business Institute 2011 on April 9 in Bethesda, Md.

Even if you can’t tell a malbec from Mountain Dew, you’ll enjoy the ASHFoundation’s special evening. You’ll sample half a dozen distinctive but affordable wines and learn what makes them special. It’s guaranteed to be a lively event—and you’ll come away better able to spot the bargains in the bins at your favorite wine store. Best of all, your participation benefits the scholarship and grant programs of the ASHFoundation.

The $49 ticket includes transportation to and from the event from the institute location, light hors d’oeuvres, wines, and a donation to the ASHFoundation. To register, go to the conference’s website or call 888-498-6699.

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