13th Annual Golf Classic Recap

13th Annual Golf Classic Recap

The 13th Annual Golf Classic took place on January 20th at the Raven Golf Club in Phoenix, AZ. This lovely day brought out over 165 golfers including current and retired MLB umpires. The group played a round of golf followed by a banquet, live auction and awards ceremony. We were thrilled to host Zoe Cottom, the 2nd graduate from our All-Star Scholarship Program. Thanks to Zoe's help, we raised over $,9000 during the special appeal for our All-Star Scholarship. In addition, UMPS CARE honored Shaun Clancy of Foley's Restaurant and Pub in New York, with our All-Heart Award. Shaun has been a long-time, generous supporter, being a friend of both the umpires and the charity. 

Proceeds from the tournament go to support UMPS CARE Charities youth programs and will allow us to provide the following opportunities in 2018:

  • Host 13 Build-A-Bear Workshop events distributing 1300 bears to critically ill children.

  • Give 600 at risk youth a 'big league' experience at ballparks across the country.

  • Change the lives of four young adults adopted later in life by providing nearly $30,000 in college scholarships.
1st Place Team 2nd Place Team 3rd Place Team 
Don Frank
David Frank
Kenny Frank
Eric Chavez
Gary Darling

​Wayne Tanouye
Dan Duffy
Greg Roush
Richard Contreras
Marvin Hudson

Sean Thayer
Mike Kartsonis
Mark Randall
Grant Elpers
Todd Tichenor

Below are some highlights from the event. To find a photo of your foursome - visit our Facebook Page.