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Harrison Residents Tee Off with Celebrities

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Harrison's Rich and Dawn French were only two of the many Westchester residents to tee off recently with various celebrity names at second annual Ahmad Rashad Celebrity Golf Tournament benefitting White Plains Hospital at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale. The sold-out event featured NFL legend Ahmad Rashad, jazz saxaphonist Branford Marsalis and actor Alfonso Ribiero, among many others.

“I am thrilled to see the dedication and commitment among fellow friends and athletes in support of a cause I am passionate about,” said Rashad, NFL legend and Emmy award-winning sportscaster.  “We are always looking to raise the bar and I was honored to host a tournament of this caliber.”

The event was co-chaired by Jonathan Spitalny and Robert Tucker, both of Scarsdale. The Benefit Committee included Sari and Jay Cannell, Lisa Gerson, Alysa Hantgan, Peter Hochfelder, Brendan Hoffman, Wendy and Stephen Master, Melissa Roth, Jon B. Schandler, Robin Silk, Larry Smith, Allison Spitalny, Brendan Steiner, Andrea Tucker, Dr. Pam Weber and Andy and Ronit Weinberg.

The tournament featured all-day entertainment, culminating with a dinner party and awards ceremony. Gift bags were given out with items from brands including Nike Golf, Phillips Norelco, Soul Cycle, PsychoBunny and Equinox.

The opening celebration was on June 26 at 42 Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton featured a performance by Island Def Jam recording artist Jenna Andrews and Vali Entertainment. There was also a silent auction and raffle featuring items from esteemed brands such as Tiffany & Co, Steiner Sports, Judith Lieber and Delta Air Lines.

White Plains Hospital is a 292-bed voluntary, not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering acute health care and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center , The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center , The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center and The Westchester Orthopedic Institute .

The hospital treats nearly 50,000 patients a year and is the only hospital in Westchester County licensed to perform emergency & elective angioplasty.

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