Annual Golf Classic Raises $242,000 for Medical Scholarships
June 26, 2015
With the temperature in the 90s and a beautiful blue sky above, more than 100 golfers hit the links for the 14th annual Manuel Stamatakis Golf Classic, held by Drexel University College of Medicine, on June 22 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Flourtown.
This year’s event raised $242,000 for scholarship funds for medical students with proven academic ability and financial need. With that, the amount of scholarship money raised since the event began in 2001 now totals more than $3 million.
This year's fundraiser also saw the return of the Manuel Stamatakis Matching Gift Challenge for Scholarships in Medicine. Qualifying donations are matched dollar for dollar, doubling the scholarship amounts available to each medical student.
John A. Fry, president of Drexel University, served as honorary chair of the event. Co-chairs for this year's golf classic were Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, Annenberg Dean and senior vice president of medical affairs at Drexel University College of Medicine; Michael P. Halter, CEO of Hahnemann University Hospital; and William R. Sasso, Esq., chairman of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP.
Five of this year’s seven scholarship recipients pose on the course with Manuel Stamatakis (center). The students are (L to R): Brian Lefchak, Melanie Dabakis, Yehuda Kerbel, Jennifer Hong and Blake Bowden. Not pictured: Christopher Scanlon and Alexandra Tilocca.
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