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The Second Annual Zwick Pro-Am

On August 13, 2008, family and friends of Lenny Zwick gathered at The Farms Country Club in Wallingford, CT, for the Second Annual Zwick Pro-Am, a golf tournament designed to raise funds for programs supported by the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF).

Attendees honored friend Lenny Zwick, who had passed away a month earlier.  Mr. Zwick, who lived with Parkinson’s disease (PD) for 25 years, had been a member of the club for over 30 years.  An avid golfer, he was active on the links until 2006 and maintained close friendships with club members and staff.  His battle with PD led one friend, golf pro Jim Hanlon, to organize the first Zwick Pro-Am in 2007.

This year’s event included 18 holes of golf as well as a pre-tournament luncheon, a silent auction and an awards dinner.  25 teams of five golfers competed throughout the day and gathered afterwards to celebrate and remember their friend.

The 2008 Zwick Pro-Am raised over $80,000 for PDF’s research, education and advocacy programs.  Mr. Zwick’s daughter Stacey, told PDF News & Review, “It was so fortunate that my father was able to see the first tournament a year ago, and so touching that the club will continue the event in his honor.  Not many of us get to leave a legacy like that.”

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PDF would like to thank The Farms Country Club, the Zwick family and our other Champions for their incredible dedication to Parkinson’s research, education and advocacy.  If you are interested in being a PDF Champion, please contact us at (800) 457-6676 or info@pdf.org, or read about other PDF Champions .