USET Foundation Recognizes Sponsors, Patrons, Participants for Successful “Tee Off to Tokyo” Golf Classic Presented by Ethel M Chocolates and Lugano Diamonds – USET Foundation

USET Foundation Recognizes Sponsors, Patrons, Participants for Successful “Tee Off to Tokyo” Golf Classic Presented by Ethel M Chocolates and Lugano Diamonds

Gladstone, NJ – The United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation, the philanthropic partner of US Equestrian (USEF), hosted a benefit event on Monday, February 22, 2021, at The Wanderers Club in Wellington, FL. The “Tee Off to Tokyo” Golf Classic, presented by Ethel M Chocolates and Lugano Diamonds, was a huge success for the USET Foundation, which directly supports the USEF High Performance programs and the U.S. equestrian teams traveling to Tokyo, Japan, to compete in the rescheduled Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2021.

Lugano Diamonds were on display at USET Foundation “Tee Off to Tokyo Golf Classic.”
Photo by Jump Media

Thanks to the event committee co-chaired by George Davis, Hal Kamine, and W. James McNerney, as well as generous sponsors and patrons, participants enjoyed the opportunity to practice on the putting green and driving range sponsored by PNC Aviation Finance; breakfast sponsored by Pomponio Ranch; a beautiful day of golf and camaraderie with a beverage and snack cart sponsored by Jane Forbes Clark; and competed for prizes awarded during the luncheon sponsored by Sleepy P Ranch. All 18 holes on the course were sponsored and honored a horse that has represented the U.S. at an Olympic or Paralympic Games, recognizing the legacy of success for the United States in Olympic competition.

Show jumping athlete Wilton Porter takes a practice swing. Photo by Jump Media

“I’m extremely grateful to all of our sponsors and patrons that have remained unwavering in their commitment to the USET,” said Bonnie Jenkins, Executive Director, USET Foundation. “’Tee Off to Tokyo’ not only supported preparations for Tokyo and the developing athletes and programs critical now for the Paris Olympic Games in 2024, but also allowed us to come together and celebrate our Team’s greatness, especially after a year of uncertainty within our sport and in the world.”

(Left to right) James Brennan, Lauren Crooks, Alise Oken, and Sean Crooks take on the course at The Wanderers Club. Photo by Jump Media

The USET Foundation congratulates the following teams and individuals on a stellar performance:

First Place Team
Spencer Brittan, Joshua Gibbons, Sam Reid

Second Place Team
Jim Davis, Kim Davis, Kate Gibson, Steve Gibson

Third Place Team
Debbie Dacus, Christy Pope, Cheri Scully, Denise Wynne

Closest to the Pin – Hole 5 – Sponsored by Akiko Yamazaki and Four Winds Farm (Women)
Kerrie Milligan

Closest to the Pin – Hole 5 – Sponsored by Akiko Yamazaki and Four Winds Farm (Men)
Joshua Gibbons

Longest Drive – Hole 17 – Sponsored by Caroline Moran and Goshen Hill (Women)
Alise Oken

Longest Drive – Hole 17 – Sponsored by Caroline Moran and Goshen Hill (Men)
Matt Morrissey

Sponsors:

Akiko Yamazaki and Four Winds Farm
Andrew Welles and Team Welles
ArenaMend Classic at The Greenbrier
Barbara and David Roux and St. Bride’s Farm 
Caroline Moran and Goshen Hill
Double H Farm
Dutta Corp.
Equine Quarantine at Ossian Ventures
Ethel M Chocolates
Jane Forbes Clark
John Madden Sales, Inc.
John R. Steele and Associates, Inc.
Karin Flint
Lugano Diamonds
Margaret Duprey and Cherry Knoll Farm
NetJets
PNC Aviation Finance
Pomponio Ranch
Silverman Partners of Raymond James
Sleepy P Ranch LLC

Gold Medal Patrons:

W. James McNerney, Jr. 
Elizabeth and Jack Meyer
Zacharie and Louis Vinios and Five Rings Farm

Silver Medal Patrons:

George and Kelly Davis and Old Oak Farm
Flo Fulton Miller
Hal Kamine and KDC.Earth

Bronze Medal Patrons:

Kim and Jim Davis
Wm. Craig Dobbs
The Oken Family and HiHopes Farm
William H. Weeks

“Tee Off to Tokyo” Golf Classic Committee:

George Davis (Co-chair)
Hal Kamine (Co-chair)
W. James McNerney, Jr. (Co-chair)
Kim Davis
Craig Dobbs
Celene Oken
David O’Connor
Lucas Porter
Wilton Porter
Sam Reid
Louis Vinios
McLain Ward
Andrew Welles
Jerry Yang

W. James McNerney, Hal Kamine, and George Davis, the “Tee Off to Tokyo” committee co-chairs. Photo by Jump Media