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By Roger Gillis

First Place Champs

A Stacked Deck O Bob Sherman & Ringers Minus One

Battalion 1 Alumni

n Monday, May 23, 2016, the LAFD Historical Society hosted their “Fallen Firefighter Memorial Golf Tourna-

ment” at the beautiful Porter Valley Country Club in Northridge. Those who attended the tournament couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day for golf, with the temperature being in the low 70’s, no wind and the course being in perfect shape. The day started off at 0700 hours with

registration and a “professional” putting con- test run by none other than Dave “Blue Eyes” Murray and Steve “The Weeze” Norris. On a side note, I’m still trying to figure out why the winner of the putting contest gets a new sand wedge instead of a putter?!? During this time, the attendees spent

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some quality time catching up with their fel- low golfers and enjoying a continental break- fast. The turnout this year wasn’t up to par with those in previous years, but those that did attend were the best of the best and the same individuals that continually support the various fundraisers throughout each year. A huge and sincere “Thank You” to all of you!

No fundraiser would be successful

without the continued support of our major sponsors who, year after year, step up to the plate. This year was no exception and sincere thanks go out to the following: • CHIEF’S SPECIAL – Lewis, Maren-

Big Dave, The Weeze & Smooth Dave

stein, Wicke, Sherwin, & Lee, LLP and Liz & William Bamattre • GOLD SPONSOR – Jeannie, Jennifer

& Jim Finn • SILVER SPONSORS – Aszkenazy De-

velopment, Inc, Sheryl & Tom Brennan, Sue & Denny Coville, Firefighters First Credit Union, Industrial Metal Supply, and United Firefight- ers of Los Angeles, Local 112

To Harbor Rats get the festivities under way, LAFDHS President Jim Finn gave a warm August 2016 • 47

Team Brennan - 2nd Place

welcome to all in attendance and introduced Chief Deputy Joe Castro who was representing the Fire Chief. Chief Castro gave his usual in- spiring speech readying the participants for the field of battle and reminded everyone of what the tournament was all about. With that, the golfers hit the links and the day of fun began. On completing their round of golf, all

participants adjourned to the club house’s ban- quet room where a fabulous prime rib and a multitude of delicious hors d’oeuvres were pro- vided. During this time, a “Silent Auction” was under way that included numerous high-end gift baskets prepared by Andrea Everett, fam- ily and friends. Along with the baskets, there were several great trips, restaurant certificates, sporting events, an antique fire alarm box, axe plaque, and the list goes on.

During this same time, the tournament

sponsors were acknowledged with special one-of-a-kind plaques personally made up by our president Jim Finn. In addition, beautiful plaques were presented to the team members who finished First, Second and “Most Honest” in the tournament. To conclude the day’s events, Mr. Tim

Lampros, a special friend of the Historical So- ciety, held a “Live Auction” of one-of-a-kind art items he had created exclusively for our event. One such item was a LED backlit LAFD badge that was to be personally designed for the highest bidder. To explain what goes into Tim’s creations would take another whole chapter. Suffice to say that they truly are ex- traordinary pieces of art and as testament to that they brought healthy bids in support of our fund raiser. Thanks Tim.

Again, thanks to all who attended and

supported this year’s golf tournament and once again made it a huge success!

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