Women’s FEST Sports Roundup
Kudos to the 200+ participants and 40+ volunteers—you’re what made our sports events this year such a success!
Kudos and thank you to all the sports events coordinators: Dawn Dupre and Barb Thompson (18-hole golf), Mary Rossettini and Kathy Dougherty (pickleball), Tama Viola and Lisa Mosely (9-hole golf), Debbie Duran (bowling), and Rina Pellegrini (cornhole). And a HUGE thank you to Cindy Sanders, my co-chair for the Women’s FEST Sports Committee.
On page 24, you will find lists of the women who placed in their sports event. What you won’t see is how many women participated in multiple sports.
A closer examination will reveal the women who not only played in multiple events, but who placed in multiple events: Laurie Bronstein in pickleball and bowling, Robin Esham in 9- and 18-hole golf, Min Mancini in 18-hole golf and pickleball, Beth Petitte in 18-hole golf and cornhole, and L’Oreal Endy in pickleball and cornhole.
But wait—there’s more! This year, we are excited to announce two big pieces of news:
First, because we have so many amazing athletes in our sporting events, we are naming a Women’s FEST Sportswoman of the Year! This is someone who has not only participated in multiple events, but who has placed in multiple events.
This year’s inaugural Women’s FEST Sportswoman of the Year not only placed, but took First Place in both 18-hole golf and in pickleball. Erin Reid, congratulations on this achievement!
Second (in the spirit of saving the best for last) we are pleased to announce the naming of the 18-hole golf event. Early Women’s FESTs did not include any sports. But Barb Thompson and Evie Simmons had a vision to add an 18-hole golf tournament.
Barb and Evie volunteered to run the tournament every year since its inception, and Barb has continued to run the tournament after Evie’s passing. She also continues their sponsorship to CAMP Rehoboth and the tournament.
Typically, the 18-hole golf event is the first to sell out, with every other sporting event selling out soon after. Their idea to include sports in Women’s FEST has led to a huge growth in the number of women participating and in the amount of money raised for CAMP.
In recognition of their leadership and vision—just as we know the Dinah Shore Golf Tournament as “the Dinah”—we now have Women’s FEST’s “the Barb and Evie.”
Women’s FEST dates for 2024 are already set: April 25-28. Can’t wait to see what next year’s sporting events bring!
Images: Pickleball Flight B winners; Women’s FEST bowlers; Pickleball players at the net; Cornhole 1st Place Winners; 18-hole golfers gather at the pin
Women’s FEST 2023
9-Hole Golf Scramble
1st place team
Winner of Last Place
Closest to Pin
18-Hole Golf Best Ball
1st Place team
2nd Place Team
3rd Place Team
Gold: Lynn Caset and Erin Reid
Silver: Maddie Cunningham and Mary Ellen James
Bronze: Katie Rickards and Carey Buck
Stars: L’Oreal Endy and Karen Faber
Gold: Mary Egan and Cindy Murphy
Silver: Min Mancini and Mary Jo Tolliver
Bronze: Laura Ferris and Christine Lawson
Stars: Debbie Cali and Laurie Bronstein
Gold: Dawn Dupre and Megan Keating
Silver: Mary Anderson and Barbara Fischetti
Bronze: Linda Mautulaits and Donna Henshaw
Stars: Joyce Green and Lisa Decker
1st Place: L’Oreal Endy and Stacy Hannahoe
2nd Place: Beth Petitte and Lisa Orem
2nd Place Team
3rd Place Team
Lorie, Sue, Arlene,
Better Luck Next Time
Connie Fox is co-chair of the 2023 Women’s FEST Sports Committee.
Images, top to bottom: 9-hole Golf 1st Place winners; Pickleball Flight A winners; Bowling 1st Place winners; Cornhole 1st & 2nd Place winners; Pickleball Flight C winners (see listing for names).