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The Dunes Golf Club
The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club
Friday Night Scramble results for
Friday, July 10, are:
Closest to the hole on number 11, Mr.
First place winners George Sell, Graham Sell, Cheryl Perrero and Dave Dolly
Registration Open For 3rd Annual
Surf And Turf Experience On Captiva
Registration is now open for the 3rd annual Surf & Turf Experience fundraiser
to benefit Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers (DVIC). The fundraiser will
take place from October 16 to 18 at South Seas Island Resort on Captiva.
The three-day, two-night sportsman’s weekend consists of three-person teams com-
peting in fishing and golfing contests.
The weekend activities include a fishing and golf tournament, accommodations
at South Seas Island Resort, evening cocktail receptions, breakfast and lunch. The
$1,500 entry fee also includes the Friday evening dinner and casino night and the
Saturday evening dinner featuring an auction and awards ceremony. In addition, play-
ers will receive custom, limited edition apparel and a commemorative gift.
All proceeds from the event will support the mission of DVIC to educate, train and
create meaningful employment opportunities within the insurance industry for disabled
To register or become a sponsor of the event, contact Stacey Mercado at 433-
7189 or SMercado@BBandT.com.
1. Who was the last New York Yankee before Jose Pirela in 2014 to triple in his first major-
2. During the 1970s, three players hit a home run in their first World Series at-bat. Name two
3. Who holds the record for most career wins by a quarterback at the University of Florida?
4. Name the last NBA player before Miami’s Norris Cole in 2012-14 to appear in the NBA
Finals in his first three pro seasons.
5. When was the last time before 2014-15 that the Philadelphia Flyers swept the Pittsburgh
Penguins in the season series?
6. Name the last Olympics in which the U.S. men’s hockey team won a medal outside of North
7. Which two golfers hold the LPGA record for most consecutive rounds under par?
1. Steve Balboni, in 1981. 2. Gene Tenace (1972), Jim Mason (1976) and Doug DeCinces (1979).
3. Tim Tebow and Chris Leak, with 35 wins each. 4. Scott Williams of the Chicago Bulls, 1991-
93. 5. It was the 1983-84 season. 6. It was a silver medal at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Japan.
7. Lydia Ko and Annika Sorenstam, with 29 rounds each.
Rivalries Pale In Importance
When News Of Red Sox Skipper
John Farrell’s Cancer Is Reported
by Ed Frank
The bitter, often contentious rivalry between the Boston
Red Sox and the New York Yankees that dates back
decades suddenly came to a screeching halt last week
with the announcement that Red Sox manager John Farrell
had been diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer – Stage
Within minutes of the report, the Yankees took to Twitter to
wish the Red Sox skipper “a full and speedy recovery.”
Those few words from the Yankees makes us all realize that
baseball and all other sports are just games and are of secondary
importance to the real issues in life.
John Farrell is a classy guy. He’s had his ups and downs with the Red Sox in his
three years as manager, but has always been cordial and cooperative with the media.
He is taking a medical leave for the remainder of the season and his bench coach,
Torey Lovullo, was named acting manager in his absence.
In a press conference late last week, Farrell explained that the cancer was found
during hernia surgery earlier in the week. He said it is a “highly curable” lymphoma
that will be treated with chemotherapy. The treatments began this week.
The press conference included emotional
remarks of support for the manager from Red
Sox stars David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia.
Sports crosses boundaries far broader than
a baseball diamond, football field or basketball
As soon as Terry Francona, manager of the
Cleveland Indians, heard the news, he couldn’t
find a phone fast enough to tell his longtime
friend that he will accompany him to his first
treatment, which was Tuesday.
By coincidence, the Indians were scheduled to
be in Boston this week for a three-game series.
The relationship between the two began
in 1988 when they were teammates with the
Indians, and it grew stronger over the years.
Farrell was pitching coach under Francona from
2007 through 2010, when he left to become
manager of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Francona was ousted by the Red Sox after
four seasons, but that rather acrimonious split has
nothing to do with his support for Farrell.
“I have no doubt that he will beat the hell out
of this, probably with one hand tied behind his
back,” Francona told reporters when learning of
Francona said it is weird that his team will be in Boston (their only visit to Boston
this season) when his friend begins chemotherapy.
“I’m glad, just because he’s my friend and I care about him a lot. I hope that helps
because you’re kind of limited with what else you can do,” he said.
Farrell’s treatment Tuesday was the first of nine weeks of chemotherapy. Doctors
have told him the cancer is localized and “highly curable.”
The sadness of a life-threatening disease almost always draws a family closer
together. We saw that this week with baseball’s family – a bonding far more important
than winning a game or winning a championship.
Miracle Season Down To Three Weeks
As the week began, the Fort Myers Miracle baseball team had only 19 games
remaining in the 2015 season, and their hopes were fading to retain the Florida State
Although the Miracle won two of three games last weekend from first-place Palm
Beach, they remained six games behind the Cardinals with a 28-23 second-half sea-
son record through Monday of this week.
Fort Myers begins a six-game homestand this Sunday facing Jupiter and then
Bradenton in two three-game series.
Red Sox manager John Farrell
photo courtesy Boston Red Sox
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