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NCF Raises Money at 2020 Solidarity Cup

The Solidarity Cup between NATCA and Prospect ATCOs’ Branch was hosted at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina at the beginning of this month. This was the second Ryder Cup-style golf tournament between the two groups. It was previously held in Wales, United Kingdom, in 2018. NATCA was once again successful in bringing home the solidarity cup, and the Solidarity Cup Trophy will be displayed at the National Office.

“Our air traffic brothers from the U.K. did well, but our NATCA team was just too strong,” said Southern Regional Vice President Jim Marinitti. “The event was lots of fun and solidarity for all the participants. The courses at Kiawah Island near Charleston are amazing.”

Through the golf tournament, the NATCA Charitable Foundation (NCF) raised over $10,000 through a silent auction, mini-games, hole sponsorships, and a raffle. “The NATCA golf team did all of the fundraising and events to raise money for NCF,” said NCF President Corrie Conrad, Portland ATCT (PDX). “On behalf of NCF, I would like to thank them for all of their time and efforts to make the NCF fundraisers successful.”

Members of the 2020 NATCA golf team included Team Captain Kyle Kirchheiner (Fort Lauderdale ATCT, FLL), Mike MacDonald (retired member), Phil Hughes (retired member), Steve Weidner (retired member), Jim Ullmann (retired member), Andy Lewis (retired member), Moe Scoville (retired member), Steve Abraham (retired member), Woody Camp (San Juan CERAP ZSU), Josh Goolsby (Houston TRACON, I90), Brian VanDeBerg (Minneapolis Center), Ryan Bertsche (Oakland Center, ZOA), Chris Evans (Jacksonville Center, ZJX), Sean Carreras (Southern California TRACON, SCT), Dacus Grant (ZJX), Sean Davis (SCT), Paul Bugarin (SCT), Steve Spinks (SCT), Jon Bergstrom (SCT), Kevin Maney (New York TRACON, N90), Bob Aitken (Engineers/New England, ENE), and Stan Parulski (Pensacola TRACON, P31).
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