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Greenwich, CT Patch Covers 2nd Champion A Champion Golf Classic

Updated: Sep 28, 2021

Richard Kaufman, local Patch editor for Connecticut, covering Greenwich and Stamford, has covered our upcoming 2nd Champion A Champion Golf Classic for Patch! is an American local news and information platform. We are so excited to continue our collaboration with Matsui 55 Baseball Foundation and to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the 2000 Subway Series on Monday, September 20, 2021 at Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich, CT.

For further details, please contact: Sze Ling Wan at or 203-489-3924.


June 17, 2021

Second Champion A Champion Golf Classic To Be Held In September

The second annual event on Sept. 20 will help benefit programs within the Global Citizens Initiative, and the Matsui 55 Baseball Foundation.

By Richard Kaufman

GREENWICH, CT — After it was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Global Citizens Initiative (GCI) and the Matsui 55 Baseball Foundation will host the second annual Champion A Champion Golf Classic on Sept. 20 at the Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich.

The event will help raise money for youth empowerment programs to nurture the next generation of global and ethical leaders at GCI and Matsui 55.

GCI is a Greenwich-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational enterprise which aims to empower young global citizens from all sectors of society to be lifelong leaders of positive change. Matsui 55, which was created by former New York Yankee legend, Hideki Matsui, is a nonprofit organization which encourages healthy and active lifestyles through the game of baseball.

"Yumi Kuwana, the founder and President of Global Citizens Initiative, and I are pleased to host the community for an opportunity to support the work of our organizations, both of which are focused on empowering young people," Matsui said.

This year's event will also celebrate the 21st anniversary of the 2000 Subway Series, in which the New York Yankees defeated the New York Mets in five games to win the World Series.

Former Yankees manager and Hall of Famer Joe Torre will join former Mets manager Bobby Valentine for a special, one-of-a-kind fireside chat to reminisce about the historic series.

Other celebrities who will be attending include former Mets players Ron Darling and John Franco, former New York Knick star John Starks, Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Costas, and longtime New York radio and TV personality Ed Randall. More sports celebrities are expected to join.

Tickets for golf foursomes and the VIP dinner are available on a limited basis. To register for the Champion A Champion Golf Classic, click here. Exclusive sponsorship opportunities are also available.


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