AHI Hosts Second Annual Golf Tournament

WASHINGTON, DC--On September 17, 2005, the American Hellenic Institute hosted its Second Annual AHI Benefit Golf Tournament at the Penderbrook Golf Club in Fairfax, Virginia. The event was a tremendous success, and AHI is grateful to all of the sponsors and golfers who participated.

The winning team in the scramble format competition consisted of Michael Abbenante, John Garrity, Kay Tyler and Jay Hoffman. Finishing in second place was the team of Peter Petropoulos, John Johnson and Mike Papadopoulos. Third place went to the team of George Sifakis, Alan Fabian, Phil Musser and Stephen Scontras. All of the members of these winning teams were awarded trophies for their outstanding efforts.

Lending his support by coming out and participating in this year’s golf tournament was Larry Michael, Voice of the Washington Redskins.

AHI would like to thank the generous sponsorship provided by Axela Government Relations LLC, Bouras Industries, Inc., Bullfeather’s Restaurant, Capital Hilton, Circle Companies, Commerce Bank, Euclid Financial Group, Inc., Euclid Mortgage Services, LLC, Gene Rossides, Greater New Bedford Community Health Center, Inc., Dr. Jim Faller, La Mer Motor Inn, Market Development Group, Inc., MediLink Homecare, NICO Properties Group, Olympic Family Restaurant, Pappas Restaurants, Peter J. Pappas, Peter J. Zikos Insurance Company, Regan, Halperin & Long LLP, Sfikas & Karambelas LLP, Stephen G. Yeonas Company, T.G.S. Petroleum, The Hartford and Tom Sarris Orleans House.

"This year’s tournament was a tremendous success. We were able to build on last year’s inaugural event and we look forward to continue to make this tournament more successful with each year. We thank everyone who helped make this year such a success,” said AHI Executive Director Nick Larigakis.

For more information about the American Hellenic Institute in Washington, D.C., contact Georgia Economou, Director of Public Relations for AHI, at (202) 785-8430 or at georgia@ahiworld.org, or visit the groups' website at http://www.ahiworld.org. AHI was founded in 1974 following Turkey's illegal invasion and occupation of 37.3% of Cyprus. It is a membership-based organization with members throughout the nation. AHI's core mission is to promote American values and the rule of law in U.S. foreign policy and to strengthen relations between the U.S. and Greece and Cyprus as being in the best interests of the United States. It conducts an active program with Congress in espousing and supporting legislation designed to promote American interests in Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean and is registered with the Congress under the Lobbying Act. The AHI Foundation is the first think-tank devoted exclusively to the study of the issues confronting the Greek American community. This organization sponsors conferences, seminars and publishes books and other materials on the issues.

HCS maintains an extensive archives for AHI articles and press releases which visitors may browse under the American Hellenic Institute Releases section of the archives at http://www.helleniccomserve.com/contents.html.

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