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Sports, Entertainment and Media Celebrities Will Play in Ahmad Rashad Golf Classic to Benefit White Plains Hospital Center

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 General News J E 4
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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sports, entertainment and media celebrities will join hundreds of White Plains Hospital Center supporters on the links of the Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale on Monday, June 28 for the Ahmad Rashad Golf Classic to benefit the Hospital. The star-studded golf outing is expected to be one of the Hospital's biggest fundraisers.

Celebrities scheduled to appear include: Michael Strahan, O.J. Anderson and Curtis McGriff, New York Giants Super Bowl champions; Alonzo Mourning, NBA Champion; Allan Houston, former shooting guard for the New York Knicks;  Charles Oakley, power forward in the NBA; Herb Williams, NBA Legend; Ron Harper, five-time NBA Champion; Bobby Bonilla, MLB Legend; Sean Fister, long drive champion; John Campbell, Hall of Fame harness driver; John MacLean, New Jersey Devil's Coach and NHL Stanley Cup champion; Maurice Dubois, co-anchor of CBS 2 News This Morning; Mike Breen, ABC Sportscaster; actors Aidan Quinn and Kevin Sorbo and others will take to the links at the Quaker Ridge Golf Club, Scarsdale, New York.

"I am thrilled and honored to participate in this Golf Classic that will benefit White Plains Hospital Center, a great community hospital that provides essential healthcare services to thousand of families in Westchester," said Rashad, an NFL All-Pro and Emmy® award-winning sportscaster.

The golf outing, which will be played rain or shine, will begin with registration at 10:30 AM, followed by a brunch at 11 AM and the start of play at noon. A cocktail party and award ceremony are planned for 5:30 PM.

On the preceding evening, Sunday, June 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, there will be an opening event cocktail party at the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester in White Plains. Celebrities taking part in the Golf Classic will be in attendance and there will be a silent auction with incredible items to bid on.

For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, contact the Hospital's Development Office at (914) 681-2264. Radio Station WFAN is a sponsor.

Rashad is the host of NBA TV's Wednesday night show, "All Access with Ahmad." A graduate of the University of Oregon, where he was an All-American, Rashad was the 1995 recipient of the university's Pioneer Award, the highest honor given to an alumnus, and serves on the Board of Trustees for the university. A three-time All-Conference selection, Rashad set 14 school records and was the only player ever to lead the Pac-10 in scoring at two different positions (running back, wide receiver).

The Ahmad Rashad Golf Classic Committee Co-Chairs are Peter Hochfelder and Jonathan Spitalny.  The Benefit Committee consists of Norman Alpert, Dennis Gilbert, Mark S. Hauser, Robert S. Reiffel, MD, Jim Ross, Brandon Steiner, David Wiener and Paul M. Weissman.  

About White Plains Hospital Center

White Plains Hospital Center (WPHC) is a 292-bed voluntary, not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality, 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 has the busiest Emergency Department in Westchester County, treating more than 45,000 patients a year.  White Plains Hospital Center is a seven-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation's top hospitals by the National Research Corporation. WPHC is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and the Stellaris Health Network, Inc.  For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.

SOURCE White Plains Hospital Center

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