Recap of NECA Golf Outing

2016 NECA Golf Outing Brings Our Community Together To Support Charity

On a bright sunny Monday in October, NECA operators and suppliers, representing thirty different companies gathered for a great day of golf, networking and a lot of laughs. Allston Car Wash, comprised of team members Mike Delaney, Matt Delaney, Mark Delaney and Josh Rodriguez, retained the coveted trophy with the top score of 57. Team Simoniz led by Barry Smith and friends Del Hodkins, Dennis Smith and T-Bone Dion finished with an impressive 62 capturing second place. AutoShine of New England, one of our very generous sponsors, took third place with a score of 66. Congrats to Frank Carpino, Jim Porter, Bob Rossini and Jake Downey.

It was comedy central at the putting contest qualifier hole. Golfers had to sink a putt in one attempt to gain entry into the $1,000 Contest. A team photo also was taken to be recorded for all time. Paul Vercollone orchestrated hilarious poses with Trump and Hillary. Some of the comments I cannot repeat as you might imagine. Thanks to Chuck Delaney and Dave Ellard, who manned the hole with Paul and me,  for their assistance with this process. Visit to see your team!

The $1,000 Putting Contest at day's end always draws a crowd. Walter Carmichael from Tidal Wave Car Wash showed off his putting skills erasing all competition and winning the cash!  Thanks to Autowash Maintenance for sponsoring this exciting contest.

Following a delicious buffet dinner, Dave Ellard welcomed all and congratulated our 2016 scholarship winners, Kayla Mosesso, whose Dad manages RoJo Car Wash, and Colin Milch whose Dad manages Quincy Car Wash. Colin, an amazing young man, attended our dinner with his Mom, Liz, and Patrick Mosesso from Rojo accepted on behalf of his daughter, Kayla. Our third winner, Heather Hoopes, whose Dad Brad works for Kleen-Rite, could not attend.

Tony DeBarros of Balise Motors Car Wash gratefully acknowledged last year’s contribution and shared how we helped the children of Cape Verde who were ravaged by earthquake. Tamara Beland, representing NEADS, this year’s charity recipient, spoke about their program, how the dogs are trained along with the comfort and service they provide to their owners. We were also very fortunate to have two dogs, June and Ally, and their owners, Ed McHarg and Annie O’Connell, present at the outing during the cocktail hour and dinner. It was a treat to talk with them hearing firsthand how much these animals help them cope with everyday living.

The fun continued as Donato DePinto did a fabulous job as chief auctioneer encouraging high bids for Boston Pops tickets, a racetrack experience with Dave Ellard, and Red Sox and Bruins Tickets. The night concluded with our raffle, and winners enjoyed a variety of prizes all for the benefit of NEADS.

So yes – it was a success!  We raised $2,000 for the NECA Scholarship Fund and donated $5,400 to NEADS. We will be naming a puppy and will keep you informed throughout our puppy’s socialization and training over the next year.

Thank you so very much to our generous sponsors. Thank you to our golfers and all participants who so graciously supported this event and very deserving charities. A very special thank you to Donato DePinto and Paul Vercollone who helped put this Golf Outing together from beginning to end.

See you all soon!

Patti Kaplan


Day of Event:09/26/2016
Time Starts:12:00 PM
Time Ends:07:00 PM


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146 Shaker Road
Harvard , MA 01451

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