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The 3rd Annual GLA Golf Event proved a massive success, raising $250,000 for tick-borne disease research and awareness. Join the cause and mark your calendars for the 4th Annual event in 2025!

The 3rd Annual Global Lyme Alliance (GLA) Charity Golf Tournament took place on Monday, June 24, 2024, at Greenwich Country Club in Greenwich, Connecticut. The event included The event included lunch, 18 holes on the golf course, dinner, an auction, and an awards ceremony. They also had stretching sessions from Lymbr, an opportunity to win a BMW sponsored by BMW, and various contests such as the Putting Challenge, Hole in Two, Closest to the Hole, and Longest Drive.

Eddie Jaeger, one of the participants, sunk a hole in one during the qualifying round of the Putting Challenge, giving him a chance to win $10,000 with a 50ft putt. Although he didn't make it, the entire outing cheered him on, adding to the fun and camaraderie of the event.

The day was filled with excitement and friendly competition, culminating in a packed house for dinner. Longest drive winners were Brandon McNally and Louise Holten, and John Unger and Kim Yantz were the winners of the Closest to the Hole competition. A fun silent auction featured exclusive items such as a dinner cooked by Rao's Chef Dino in your home and a Yankees game in a suite with Joe Girardi. The dinner featured a speech from Dr. Brian Fallon from Columbia University, who delivered a heartfelt thank you to GLA, emphasizing the importance of preparation for outdoor activities to prevent Lyme disease.

The 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Greenwich Country Club was an invaluable contribution that will help support GLA's mission to find a cure for Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, through innovative research, awareness, and empowering the patient voice. The highlight of the evening was a live auction, an unbeatable opportunity to enjoy unique experiences that had attendees buzzing with excitement.

A big thank you goes out to GLA Vice Chair, Charles Balducci, for making this event a tremendous success!

Sincere thanks to GLA Event Committee members: Charles Balducci, Golf Chair, Dean Allen, Rose Anastasio, Nancy Del Genio, Jack Franke, Brett Hickey, Brett and Mark Kristoff, Dana and Malcolm McAvity.

Special thanks to the following individuals and businesses for their incredible support of this year’s tournament:

  • Star Mountain Capital
  • The Garner Foundation
  • Nationwide Mortgage Bankers
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Chris Corrinet, CBRE
  • Charles Balducci and Nancy DelGenio

There is an urgent need for greater awareness, better testing, and treatment options to support the millions living with this devastating illness worldwide. Research supported by Global Lyme Alliance provides answers to these complex problems while spreading awareness and helping patients. GLA's mission to cure Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through innovative research, awareness, and empowering the patient voice. GLA extends heartfelt gratitude to all the participants for their unwavering support towards our mission to eradicate tick-borne illnesses. Together, we can make a difference and bring hope to millions of lives affected by this debilitating disease.

We'll be back next year! Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Global Lyme Alliance Charity Golf Tournament at Greenwich Country Club on June 9th, 2025.


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