Sports stars teeing off a fight for sight


September 25, 1991|By LAURA CHARLES

FORMER COLT GREATS Johnny Unitas and Tom Matte will go head to head in the longest drive contest at tomorrow's inaugural First National Bank of Maryland Celebrity Golf Classic at Eagle's Nest. Staged to benefit the Baltimore-based RP Foundation Fighting Blindness, the event's honorary chairman is none other than Oriole pitcher Jeff Ballard, who's brought along 16 of his teammates to tee off in this fight for sight, not to mention the Orioles' Bird.

SPEAKING OF THE O's, sports fans might want to head for Memorial Stadium Saturday morning at 10 when WBAL radio will team up with the team by offering 1,000 fans a once in a lifetime chance to have their Polaroid picture taken on the field wearing an authentic jersey belonging to either Jim Palmer, Earl Weaver, Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson or Cal Ripken Jr. The photos are $20 and proceeds will benefit the O's Childrens Charitiesand the WBAL Kids Campaign. Fans should enter through Gate W-1.

FINAL PREPARATIONS are being made for the marriage of Gray, Kirk and VanSant vice president Julia Martin and prominent Baltimore developer Michael Keelty Saturday night at the Anderson House in D. C. Why D. C.? Julia's mom is Labor Secretary Lynn Martin, that's all. Some guests of note include Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and House Minority Leader Bob Michel. Julia's gown, by the b'eye, is an exclusive design by Ava Haynal Forsyth for Scaasi; the bride will be featured in a new ad campaign for Scaasi in the fall.

QUICK TAKES: Interior designers Robert Hale and Tom Williams hosted a fourth-year anniversary bash at their classy Otterbein home Saturday night. The bash was a prelude to the Young Audiences of Maryland's Class Act gala on Oct. 26 with which they're greatly involved.

HOPKINS' PSYCHIATRIST, Ghislaine Dudley Godenne, recently became a baroness, a title conferred by the king of Belgium. A rare honor, Godenne is only the second Belgian living abroad who has been chosen to become part of nobility. The Belgian ambassador will honor the Roland Park resident with a reception next summer.

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