The Annual Wheeling and Able Golf Classic has another successful year!

11/9/2011 12:00:00 AM

A field of golfers took off on September 13th for the 12th Annual Wheeling and Able Golf Classic at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield. Brad Field, Channel 30 head meteorologist, who has been with us since the beginning, emceed the event and made sure we had great weather (Brad had a couple lapses a few years ago!).

Click here for a photo album of the 2011 Wheeling & Able Golf Classic!

This year’s contest winners were:

1st place golfers – Craig Smith, Sean McElligot, Tony Pucci, Dianne Zalewski

2nd place golfers – Peter mace, Abe Vasquez, Art Chamberland, Joe Briewa

3rd place golfers – Jim Mueller, Mike Fallis, John Whitten, Bill Hamilton

Longest Drive – John Glass, Melissa Maniscalco

Closest to the Pin – Frank Stewart, Cindy Mosher

As always, in addition to the golfers, sponsors and raffle prize suppliers are a huge factor in the tournament’s success. Major sponsors this year included:

• JobPro – luncheon sponsor

• Hospital for Special Care – breakfast sponsor

• Urology Specialists, PC – hole- in-one sponsor

• Gaylord and Pronto Printer – beverage cart sponsors

• Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, PC – closest to the pin sponsor

• Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics – golf cart sponsor

• Hartford Hospital Pain Treatment Center – 1st, 2nd, 3rd place foursome contest sponsor

• Gaylord – longest drive sponsor

• Advanced Wheels of Technology – golfer gift sponsor

Putting Green and Driving Range Sponsors:

• Obie Harrington-Howes Foundation

• VNA HealthCare Inc.

Tee Sign Sponsors included:

Advanced Medical Systems

Ameriprise Financial

ATG Rehab

BSL Telephony Services

Cardiac Care Associates - Tony LaSala, MD

Creative Office Interiors

CT Back Center

CT Neurosurgery and Spine Associates

CT Rehabilitation & Spasticity Care - Dr. Matthew Raymond

Hartford Despatch

Hartford Hospital Pain Treatment Center

Hudson Home Health Care

Kingman & Mancini

Liberty Mutual Insurance – Gino Mancini

Mancini Family

MidState Medical Center

New Britain Medical Supplies

Neurosurgeons of Central CT

O, R & L Commercial Real Estate

Orthopedic Associates of Hartford

Ride Away

Roman Oil

Victor Advertising Service

Contributors to the raffles included:

Eastern Rehabilitation Network (Cathy Andersen, Stacey Benham, Cindi DeLaurentis, Ellen Franks, Tom Kugeman, Rita Parisi, Subramani Seetharama, MD, Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Staff, VNA HealthCare Rehabilitation Staff and the Outpatient Staffs of Bishops Corner, Blue Back Square, Granby, Wethersfield, Windsor)

Bradford Portraits


Brad Gilchrist

Hallock’s Appliance Center

Hartford Hospital Pain Treatment Center

Jim Hennessey

Lyman Orchards

Trader Joe’s

Victor Advertising


Willington Pizza

A special thanks to Eastern Rehabilitation Network, our organizing sponsor. Proceeds, which are still being tallied, will fund the grant process and the Peer Assistance program. Save the date for next year - September 11, 2012!

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