Everyone's A Winner At Cystic Fibrosis Event

Posted: June 28, 1990

They ran, jumped, shot, pulled, hit, yelled, pained and strained on Saturday at Villanova's football stadium. It wasn't for the Olympic gold but for cystic fibrosis, and their efforts netted $45,000 for the organization.

"The real winner today is cystic fibrosis," said Harold "Spike" Yoh of Bryn Mawr, chief executive officer of Day & Zimmerman Inc., sponsor of the second Day & Zimmerman Sports Challenge.

A total of 36 corporations from around the Philadelphia area sponsored teams of 10 men and women to compete in six events: tug of war, obstacle course, basketball shoot, softball throw, relay race and standing long jump.

The winner of the overall event was Bell of Pennsylvania; second place, Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, and third place, Deloitte & Touche. The Spirit Award, for the team with the most spirit, went to KMPG Peat Marwick of Malvern, and for the second consecutive year, Arco Chemical of Newtown Square won the tug-of-war event.

The emphasis of the corporate sports competition was not on winning so much as having fun and exercise for a good cause. Wearing a Band-Aid on his forehead from a minor scrape in one of the events, senior vice president of Day & Zimmerman Richard Borst of West Chester joked about a record his team set. "We got a record," he said, laughing. "We lost the tug of war in record time."

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease affecting the lungs and digestive systems of children and young adults. Joey Jenkins of Folsom, the cystic fibrosis poster child, watched the half-day of action.

Day & Zimmerman is a service company organized to assist clients in various corporate operations. Among the corporations sponsoring teams were: Universal Health Services, King of Prussia; Philadelphia National Bank, and Pat Croce's Sports Physical Therapist.

It was the 10th annual reunion Sunday for former and present residents of

Garrett Hill at Rosemont Park. About 50 past and present residents attended the afternoon event, said Andrew Mansueto of King of Prussia, organizer for the reunion.

"Garrett Hill is a very close-knit community," Mansueto said of the area between Villanova and Rosemont. "Long ago it was made up mostly of people who worked on the big estates."

The yearly gathering began 10 years ago with a party for Tom Power, a former resident of Garrett Hill. Power, not able to attend this year because of a disability, left the area for Duke University, where he was a football player and later coach, Mansueto said.

"Everyone had fun, and we're going to do it again next year," Mansueto said. "It's a way for us to keep in touch" with former neighbors.


A benefit performance for the Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals was held Sunday in Rosemont. "It's a satire on America, it's various little problems, but done in a light way," said hostess and producer Sally Gibbs McClure of the musical program, America, We Love You, BUT.

There were 11 numbers in the musical, which included McClure on the piano and narrating, while Nancy and Bill Hough danced and sang. The short musical included numbers such as "Gimmie," "Greenbacks," "The Oldies - Cha, Cha, Cha," and "I'm Liberated."

"I thought I'd do something for the doggies," said McClure of the Radnor shelter at Upper Gulph and Arden Roads.


McDonald's and Just To Travel of King of Prussia have joined in a promotion to benefit the local Drug Abuse and Resistance Education (DARE) program. From Saturday through this Saturday, McDonald's will donate 10 cents for each McDLT sold. Two free airline tickets anywhere on Pan Am Air Lines, donated by Just To Travel, will be drawn at 2 p.m. at the restaurant on Route 202 North.

The DARE program is a cooperative effort between the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department, the county commissioners and public, private and parochial schools, whose aim is to equip youths with the skills to resist peer

pressure to use or experiment with drugs.


The Phoenixville Hospital's Thrift Shop presented a check for $24,000 to the hospital recently. The money represented proceeds and fund-raising efforts by the 30 volunteers working at the shop at 227 Church St.

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