What do Chuck Thompson, Johnny Unitas, Chris Redman, Ernest Byner, Scott Garceau, Ted Marchibroda, Don Scott, Stan White, Matt Stover, Jesse Jones and Mike Jaskulski have in common? They're all local sports and / or broadcasting celebrities? Sure, that too. But, they all love golf.
That's why they all could be found at the Chestnut Ridge Country Club, enjoying drinks and dinner at the fifth annual Celebrity Golf Classic for Leukemia awards banquet, benefiting the Maryland chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Among this gathering of 150 golfers and guests: Richard Sammis, event chair; Henry J. Knott Jr., honorary event chair; Steve Willats, Maryland chapter board president; Jeff Stein, Fran Reinhardt and Bernie Gerst, board members; Sharon Yateman, chapter executive director; Christine White, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine assistant dean; Jim Perry, AAI Corp. chief financial officer; Brian Richardson, StaffmaxCorp. CEO; Don Smith, Framer's Vice owner; Marion Knott, Allfirst Bank senior vice president; Frank Harvey, F.M. Harvey Construction CEO; David Berman, Berman Financial Group president; Billy Yerman, Merit Title Co. president; John Blum, WQSR radio general sales manager; and Buzz Hiken, general manager for Westwood One.
The party raised around $100,000 for the fight against leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and Hodgkin's disease.