On June 23, 2014, the 5th annual Rival Golf Classic was held at the Plainfield Country Club in Edison, New Jersey. The successful event wouldn’t have been the same without the support and sponsorship of Dr. Pepper, Snapple and Kellogs.
This year’s outing hosted numerous esteemed professional athletes and well-known faces including former New York Giants linebacker and co-host of the event, Harry Carson, as well as Dick Vermeil, former NFL coach, Lawrence Taylor, former New York Giants linebacker, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, former Dallas Cowboys defensive end, Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson, former Dallas Cowboys linebacker, Maurice DuBois, CBS Anchor, and many other prominent names.
The executives from Aston Martin Summit | Short Hills appreciated their inclusion in the event because, in addition to the renowned faces that were in attendance, there was an honorary medal ceremony administered by the National Guard.
The guardsmen presented the Distinguised Service Medal to the family of Matthew Laporte, a proud member of the Corps of Cadets at Virginia Tech University and a heartbreaking fatality of the VT massacre in 2007. The medal ceremony was certainly a highlight of this year’s golf tournament. Everyone in attendence was moved upon hearing of Matthew LaPorte’s valor on that devastating day.
In addition to the ceremony and round of golf, the guests were invited to enjoy a Macallen Scotch tasting, Cohiba and Macanudo Cigar tastings, and an assortment of bites and spirits presented at a few of the holes.
Those in attendance hoped for a hole-in-one, which would warrant a free Aston Martin car provided by Aston Martin Summit | Short Hills. Unfortunately, no one was successful. Better luck next time!
After a fun and eventful day at Plainfield Country Club, the guests enjoyed summery cocktails and dined in the company of the acclaimed icons.