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BID-Needham team wins chamber golf tournament


BID-Needham Tournament Winners

A foursome from Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham took home first place at the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber’s 27th Annual Children’s Charitable Golf Tournament, Aug. 6, at Woodland Golf Club.

Despite scorching temperatures in the upper 90s heat, the event featured 120 golfers to benefit Walker, Inc., a nonprofit with facilities in Needham and Watertown that provides services for over 1000 children, youth and families who are dealing with significant social-emotional, psychiatric, and behavioral issues due to having experienced multiple traumas often related to past abuse.

A foursome hosted by BNY Mellon Wealth Management took second place and a team from Direct Federal Credit Union placed third. All three teams had a scores of 54 with the winners determined by match of cards.

Kevin Teller from Cambridge Savings Bank also took home a winning title for the Longest Drive for Men along with Sue Pouliot from North Hill for the Longest Drive for Women.

The event concluded to with at the reception featuring food, drinks, a brief acknowledgement from Walker’s President Susan Getman and announcement of winners.

Susan Getman and Stephen ColellaBeyond the contests, Stephen Colella, Senior Wealth Director at BNY Mellon Wealth Management and a brand-new chamber member was the lucky winner of the 50/50 raffle.But Colella donated his cash winnings to Walker, Inc.

Once again the annual tournament was sponsored by The Village Bank with additional support from Direct Federal Credit Union, One Wingate Way, ALL CPAs, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Needham, Cambridge Savings Bank, Eastern Insurance Group LLC, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Mark Development and CareOne at Newton.

Needham Regional Chamber’s 27th Annual Children’s Charitable Golf Tournament winners

1st Place – Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Needham

Steve Dagdigian

Seana Gaherin

Laura Hasenfus

Larry Ward


2nd Place – BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Stephen Colella

Bryan Kudish

Mike Meehan

Ted Rossi


3rd Place – Direct Federal Credit Union

Wendy Aimola

Meredith Dunn

Bob Gill

Ray Ricci


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