Press Release

The Burnham Benefits Advisors team consisting of Ian Coryea, Nicholas Politi and Don Mortenson along with their guest celebrity Bob Hickey (Bobsled (’80)) was the Low Gross team winner with a score of 59 at the 2015 United Way Olympic Celebrity Golf Tournament. The event was held on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the Lake Placid Club in Lake Placid. The Abbott, Frenyea & Russell, CPA’s team of Pat Russell, Jim Holmes, Kirk Beattie and their celebrity Jasper Holcomb (Aerial Jumper), were the 2nd place team with a score of 62. Third place went to the team from Northeast Printing Group consisting of Michael Carpenter, Brian Watts, Pete Tromblee and their celebrity Richie Morgan (Coach for Moguls & Aerials) with a score of 63.

The winning team in the Net Division was Elizabethtown Community Hospital consisting of Rod Boula, Matt Nolan, Darrin Goodroe and their celebrity guest, Jay Rand (Ski Jumping (’68) (“83-”94 commentator) with a score of 56. The Northern Insuring team of Ed Davis, Jeff Mars, Nikki Mars and their guest celebrity Alex Ivanov (Skeleton), finished second with a score of 57. Third place went to Adirondack Bank consisting of Darin Childs, Niles Graham, Justin Stearns and their celebrity Jim Wasson (PGA Golf Pro) with a score of 60.

United Way Olympian Celebrity Golf Classic Winner Results

Released: June 26, 2015

Justin Besaw won the longest drive for men, while Judy Shea was the Women’s longest drive winner.

Mike Zurlo won the closest to the pin for men and Judy Shea was the women’s closest to the pin winner.

The winning Gross Division teams’ names will be imprinted on the Jack Shea, Sr. Memorial Trophy which will be on display during the year at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid. The winning Net Division teams’ names will be imprinted on the Michael J. Mannix Memorial Trophy which will be on display during the year at the United Way of the Adirondack Region’s office.

John Bernardi, Executive Director of the United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc would like to THANK all the teams, sponsors, Olympian/Celebrities and volunteers for their help in making this a successful tournament.

United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc.
45 Tom Miller Road
Plattsburgh, New York 12901
(518) 563-0028

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