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Aug 5, 2013

19th Annual Golf Tournament


YWCA announces winners of 19th Annual Golf Tournament

Proceeds from the tournament support YWCA breast and cervical cancer
outreach and the Gini Duarte Memorial Scholarship

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Posted by: Craig

YWCA announces winners of 19th Annual Golf Tournament

Proceeds from the tournament support YWCA breast and cervical cancer
outreach and the Gini Duarte Memorial Scholarship

Foster, Rhode Island  - YWCA announces the winners of its 19th Annual
Golf Tournament that took place on Sunday, July 21 at Foster Country
Club.  The first place women’s foursome included Jean Carlson, Liette
Lague, Jill Reeves and Jen Vinnitti. The first place co-ed foursome
was Ed Duffy, Hank Latek, Celeste Costa, and John Figuirdo.

The “Closest to the Pin” winners were Cindy Pearson and Hank Latek.
Kim Brown and Ed Duffy were awarded prizes for the longest drive.

The tournament is dedicated to Virginia “Gini” Duarte, an elementary
school teacher in the East Providence School Department who lost her
battle to breast cancer in 1994.   In addition to being an outstanding
athlete in basketball, softball, and golf, Duarte had an enriching
career in athletics, coaching and officiating high school and
recreational sports.

Proceeds from the tournament support ENCORE+, a YWCA breast and
cervical cancer outreach program and the Gini Duarte Memorial
Scholarship.

The Gini Duarte Memorial Scholarship honors an East Providence High
School senior female athlete who has continually demonstrated the true
meaning of scholar-athlete by maintaining a high level of excellence
in athletes and education.  The 2013 recipient was Mary Monagle who
graduated 8th in her class from East Providence High School. She was
honored as 2nd Team All State, 1st Team All Division for Varsity
Volleyball and  2nd Team All Class, 1st Team All Division for Varsity
Basketball. She plans to attend Villanova University and study
nursing. She served as Class President and is a member of National
Honor Society.

ENCORE+ is a systematic approach to women’s health promotion, in
particular, breast and cervical cancer education.  YWCA offers
community outreach, breast and cervical health education, linkage to
clinical screening services and assistance in accessing and navigating
diagnostic treatment services when necessary.  Support during
diagnosis and treatment is also offered.

This year’s hole sponsors included: Braver PC, Kathy Connolly & Jackie
Horner, Gail Davis and Friends, D’Agostino Sealcoating and Stripping,
Deb DeCarlo at Century 21 B&K, Susan M. Donahue, DC, Susan Gershkoff,
Esq. - In Memory of Raymond Gershkoff, Carolyn Guy & Martha Young,
Maral Sales & Paper, Melody Hill Country Club, Nation Wide
Construction Corp., Omega Medical Research, In Memory of Paula Bonner,
Teixeira Financial Group, Wheelock Insurance Agency Inc., YWCA Board
of Directors and Staff, YWCA Staff and YWCA Monday Night Golf League

For more information on next year’s tournament which will take place
the third Sunday in July, contact (401) 769-7450 or visit YWCA Rhode
Island at 514 Blackstone Street, Woonsocket.