25th Annual Westmoreland Croquet Club Tournament draws 2,000
Harking back to the more genteel days of summer lawn parties, the 25th Annual Westmoreland Croquet Club Tournament took place June 8 at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.
An estimated crowd of about 2,000, all in the customary croquet whites, took to the athletic fields to try their skills against the tricky wickets or cheered from the sidelines.
A rain shower early in play sent competitors scurrying to the sponsor tents, but that was just a good reason to enjoy some schmoozing along with the gourmet buffets and liquid refreshments.
Play resumed after the brief respite, continuing on into the afternoon.
The tournament, one of the largest officially sanctioned matches in the country, was presented by Old Joe Club Charities, a newly formed 501(c)3 organization. Beneficiaries of the proceeds include Stage Right!, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Excela Health Westmoreland/Frick Foundation, Pitt-Greensburg Bots IQ, Latrobe Community Revitalization and the Alzheimer's Foundation Walk to End Alzheimer's.
Major sponsors included Bud Smail Motorcars, Versatech and Xcoal Energy & Resources.
Keeping everything running smoothly were Ernie Vallozzi, president of the Old Joe Club, and event coordinator Amy Dicesere.
Seen on and around the courts: Rick and Joyce Versaw, Bud and Ellen Smail, Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Thrasher, Dr. Mike and Dawn Rutigliano, Dr. Keith and Lisa Gjebre, Pat Dicesere, Tony and Renata Marino, Rick and Lisa Hoffman, J.R. and Judy Ross, John and Cher Inselmini, Tom and Marianne Roskosh, Dr. Jack and Georgia Smith, Sharon Smith, Ron and Joann Eberhardt, Kathy Raunikar, Shelly Dunlap and Mandy Zalich.
Also, David and Janet Campbell, Kevin Miscik, Brad and Kim Forsyth, Rob and Lauren Jessup with Bradley, Jim and Jo Rossi, Debbie Campbell, Jeff and Rana Albert, George Shaner and Michael Philopena, Eric and Michele Bononi, Jill Briercheck, Cheryl Henkel, France Denham, Kris Smith, Darren Achtzen, Dr. Jason Cinti and Jennifer Miele with Francesca, Jim and Colette Silvis with Sam and Maddie, Michael and Jana Reese with Quinn and Roy and Natty Bodnar.
— Shirley McMarlin
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