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Brooklyn AHEPA Chapter 41 Sponsors 11th Annual Greek Community Golf Outing

BROOKLYN, NY – Brooklyn AHEPA Chapter 41’s Eleventh Annual Golf Outing provided another successful day of friendly competition in support of the Greek communities of Brooklyn. After postponing the event in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chapter redoubled its efforts in 2021 and succeeded in hosting its largest event ever. This year, the Chapter built on that success. Chapter President John Liodakis, Golf Committee Chairman Ted Pavlounis, Co-Chairman and Chapter Secretary Spyros Loukakos and a host of Chapter 41 Brothers welcomed 135 golfers, making this their largest Golf Outing ever. This year’s outing was held on June 17 at the Dyker Beach Golf Course in Brooklyn.

Golfers enjoyed a continental breakfast to start the day. Each golfer received a gift bag with golf tees, balls, cigars, and other items donated by various sponsors. Brooklyn Maids of Athena helped register the golfers, sell raffles, and distribute the gift bags.

Fr. Gerasimos Makris of Holy Cross Church in Bay Ridge blessed the golfers before they took over the entire course for a 1 PM shotgun start. New York State Assemblymember Michael Tannousis, who is also a Brooklyn AHEPA 41 Brother, attended and welcomed all including AHEPA Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas.

Brooklyn AHEPA Chapter 41 presented AHEPA Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas with a plaque at their 11th Annual Golf Outing, commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and AHEPA, for his generous support and dedication to the Greek community of Brooklyn and the Chapter. Photo: Courtesy of AHEPA

A barbecue lunch was served to the golfers halfway through the course. Refreshments were provided throughout the day. Fr. Eugene Pappas of Three Hierarchs Church, Fr. Evagoras Constantinides of Saints Constantine & Helen Cathedral, and Fr. Damaskinos Ganas of Kimisis Theotokou Church blessed a buffet dinner. The golfers ended the day with awards for various categories such as best score and longest drive. Raffle prizes included three pairs of international round-trip tickets donated by United Airlines, a fur-lined jacket, foursome passes to an exclusive country club, local sports tickets, and assorted golf equipment.

The annual event continues to grow each year. To date it has raised over $300,000 for the Brooklyn Greek communities of Sts. Constantine & Helen Cathedral, Holy Cross, Kimisis Theotokou, and Three Hierarchs. It also funds Brooklyn AHEPA 41 annual scholarships for the A. Fantis Parochial School, Hellenic Classical Charter School, the Greek Afternoon School of Holy Cross, and the Greek School of Plato.

Next year’s outing is scheduled for Friday, June 16, 2023. All AHEPA brothers and friends are encouraged to attend. No golf expertise is necessary to enjoy the event.

Brooklyn Ahepans enjoy a day of golf in Brooklyn while raising funds for philanthropic efforts. (Photo: Courtesy of AHEPA)
Left to right: Brooklyn AHEPA Chapter 41 Golf Outing Chairman Ted Pavlounis, Brother/NYS Assemblymember Michael Tannousis and Chapter President John Liodakis welcome 135 golfers to the Chapter’s largest golf outing ever. Photo: Courtesy of AHEPA

 

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