Golfers hit the links for Dwares JCC Golf Classic


SEEKONK, Mass. – The long-awaited 35th Annual Dwares JCC Golf Classic finally happened on June 21, raising $50,000 for the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island.

It was a journey to get to this day.  The original date for the tournament, at Ledgemont Country Club, was June 15, 2020, but it was postponed until June 14 of this year due to the pandemic.

However, it poured on the 14th, forcing the tournament to be postponed by another week. Most of the golfers who signed up to play on the 14th returned to play on the 21st, with 27 foursomes competing.

The gross winner was the High Purity New England foursome led by Mark Sitcoske. The net winners were: first place, the KLR foursome, led by Alan Litwin; second place, Donald Dwares’ foursome; and third place, the team led by Michael Hamel Jr.

Five participants each sank a 50-foot putt in the putting contest. They were entered into a raffle for two Scotty Cameron Phantom X putters, which were won by Rick Land and Phil Schein.

The tournament raised enough money to meet the Alliance’s dual goals of funding a new scoreboard for the gym at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center, in Providence, and creating a book-nook for young children and their families under a staircase at the JCC.

The tournament’s organizing committee was chaired by Richard Bornstein and included Jeffrey Brier, Martin Kenner, Cathy Oresman, Larry Sadwin and Mindy Sherwin. The "eagle sponsors" were Bonnie and Donald Dwares and The Miriam Hospital.

ABI WEINER ( is the development officer for the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island.