What better way to raise money for, and awareness of, heart disease than getting a little exercise on the golf course? That's what 125 golfers did when they played in the Ciccarone Golf Classic at Towson Golf and Country Club. The classic, which raised more than $25,000 for the Henry Ciccarone Center, is named for a man who coached Johns Hopkins to seven consecutive championship lacrosse games and three titles and was also a member of the all-time Hopkins lacrosse team. In 1988, just 10 months after being inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame, Chic died from coronary heart disease at the age of 50.
Co-chairmen of the event were Dr. Roger Blumenthal, the moving force behind the center, and Ed Spero, the center's board chairman. The classic also honored the memory of George Taylor, former golf writer for the News American and The Evening Sun. "Swing Doctors" Bob Kaestner, six-time Baltimore Country Club champion and Taylor's son-in-law, joined Dave "grip it and rip it" Nocar, five-time Chartwell Champion, and two outstanding amateur golfers, Jerry Torizzo and Phil Bundy, for a lively golf clinic in memory of Taylor.
Winners of the golf outing were Joe Cowan, Dr. Bill "Cutter" Baumgartner, Bill Knott and Reid Eikner, first place gross, while first place net went to Dennis Shaughnessy, Frank Adams and Roger Sullivan. Three of Chic's sons, John, Steve, and Henry Jr., played in the classic.
A black tie event, with Gov. William Donald Schaefer and O's principal owner Peter Angelos as co-hosts, highlighted the opening of the Homer Gudelsky Building at the University of Maryland Medical Center. More than 240 movers and shakers in Maryland's business community attended the gala opening with members of the Gudelsky family, whose family foundation donated $5 million toward the cost of construction. The money was given in memory of a former patient at the hospital, Homer Gudelsky. His wife Martha and their children John, Madda, Rita and Holly and cousin, Erwin Gudelsky, were at the opening party.
Mary Ellen Gunther chaired the soiree which attracted Stewart and Sandy Bainum, Manor Care; Ginny and Chad Drier, the Ryland Group; Alice and Jerry Hoffberger, Hoffberger Foundation; Catherine and Larry Jenkins, Monumental Life Insurance Co.; Susan and John Keating, NationsBank of Maryland, Pam and Fred Meier, First National Bank of Maryland; George and Georgia Stamas, Piper & Marbury; and Stephanie and Jay Wilson, U.S. Can Corp. -- to name a few.
"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." No, it's not a wedding, but perhaps a union of two Baltimore television personalities. Rumors are hot and heavy at WJZ-TV, that longtime newsman Richard Sher was so well received when he filled in for Sally Thorner on the (ailing) "Eyewitness News at Five" show, that he'll soon join her as a permanent co-host.
Tom Kiefaber, owner of the Senator Theatre, came home from a recent trip to Los Angeles with stars in his eyes. So he had to rub his eyes several times last Sunday, when, first, he spotted Ned and Tinker Beatty, walking in to see "Quiz Show." And at the next show, another "very famous person," Winona Ryder, in town filming the movie "Boys," walked in with her significant other, Dave Pirner, Soul Asylum's lead singer. They've been an item for a while, because Pirner made a cameo appearance in Ryder's film, "Reality Bites."
Once again, Maryland's equine stars will shine as they compete in the ninth running of the Maryland Million tomorrow. All thoroughbreds entered in the races are sired by Maryland stallions and are vying for $1 million in purses.
The gates at Laurel race course open at 10:30 a.m. and it promises to be a wonderful day at the track. If you'd like more information, call (410) 792-7775.
The 30th Johns Hopkins Best Dressed Sale and Boutique opened yesterday at the Evergreen Carriage House on North Charles Street. The sale of designer dresses, vintage clothing and classic accessories, all "gently used," will continue today, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and tomorrow, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., when everything is half price. Women's Board members Trina Johns and Sayra Meyerhoff are co-chairs of the sale, which raises money for patient care programs at Johns Hopkins Hospital.