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Thomas Miller (Americas) raises over $206,000 for Breast Cancer Research

[ October 29, 2018   //   ]

Thomas Miller members and brokers from UK P&I Club and TT Club, together with attorneys and industry experts from across the US, participated in the Thomas Miller (Americas) Inc. ‘Play for Pink’ golf competition which continues to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) where 90c of every dollar raised goes directly to fund research. BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the USA.

Two days after the conclusion of the Ryder Cup, a total of 112 golfers competed for the winner’s trophy, which this year was won by a distinguished team from Insurance brokers Locktons led by Tom Denniston. The winners were presented with their prizes by UK Club member Al Bergeron, President / CEO of US Shipping Corp.

RCCL, Disney, Bouchard, Harley Marine, Phoenix Bulk, Seaboard, US Shipping, Dunlap Towing, MSC, Chembulk, Maersk, Diamond S and both OEC and ACL Board Directors from TT Club participated in the event, along with a growing contingent of brokers, attorneys and industry experts from all over the US, Venezuela and Panama.

Dan Boever, the professional golf entertainer and former World Longest Drive champion, enthralled everyone before the start of the competition with a series of huge drives and trick shots, before playing a couple of holes with many of the guests.

Stuart Edmonston, UK P&I Club Head of Loss Prevention, who hails from Aberdeen, Scotland, was on hand again to play some inspiring bagpipes both in the morning to signal the start of the day and later at dinner.

Harley Franco entertained the evening post-golf dinner crowd of 160 by presenting the Raffle prizes which included an Arsenal home jersey, Lacoste gear, New Jersey Devils Hockey tickets, a signed jersey and football from the NY Jets plus Apple watches and ipads. The three top prizes were a cruise donated by RCCL, a long weekend in a ski chalet donated by Chalos & Co and a Long Beach Grand Prix package with air tickets, hotel and Grand Prix tickets from Keesal, Logan and Young.

Mike Jarrett, President of Thomas Miller (Americas) Inc., commented: “Once again, Thomas Miller is very grateful to everyone who has supported our annual ‘Play for Pink’ event and helped us raise over $206,000 eclipsing last year’s total. These funds will go directly to finance the incredibly valuable research conducted by The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In the last three years, we have raised just under $500,000 with the commitment of the UK P&I Club and TT Club members, brokers, attorneys and industry experts in the Americas. Everyone is touched either directly or indirectly by breast cancer and Thomas Miller is delighted to bring the maritime community together to accelerate the research to eradicate this disease.”