On August 28th 2018, the 23rd International DCBA Golf Open & Banquet was successfully held at the R&S Sharf Golf Course & Pavilion at Oakland University. More than 120 guests from across the State, Country and from China attended the Open and the evening banquet.Attendees enjoyed a great day for golf, relaxation and meeting new acquaintances and making new friendships.
At Noon, President Brian Gao welcomed all of the foursomes, the rows of golf carts sailed to their respective starting holes, and friendly competition quietly unfolded in a most pleasant atmosphere at OU.
Although the weather in the morning was a little foggy, with the breeze blowing, the sky began to clear during play, while contestants enjoyed a day of camaraderie on the course.
After endless joys on the course, nearly five hours of play, the game had come to an end, with the team from Kerr Russell PLC. Winning the “Golden Ball Award” for this event.
Mr. Jim Cambridge, member of the DCBA Advisory Board, congratulated the champion team and presented the “Golden Ball Award”
Ms. Jue Wang form Page Toyota Southfield and Page Honda in Bloomfield, presented the “Silver Ball Award” to the 2nd place runner-up team.
Manager Lei Jin From Hand Enterprise Solutions LTD. awarded the “Bronze Ball Award” to the third place team KPMG
Golfers freshened up after play, and returned to the club’s Pavilion for the Cocktail Reception and Banquet. At the Banquet new attendees joined the fray, and conversations of the day’s play, swept through the cocktail reception. The beginning of an enjoyable evening …
After the reception; County Executive Mr. L. Brooks Patterson gave a welcome speech to all attendees.He warmly welcomed everyone to Oakland University and was thankful to the Detroit Chinese Business Association for bringing our annual event to Oakland’s most esteemed university. Mr. Patterson also had the pleasure to introduce County Deputy Executive Phil Bertolini to the podium, whose presentation delighted the guest. And thanked for all fo cooperation and collaborations with the local Chinese American Community, which has resulted in sustainable and healthy development of economics of Oakland County.
Subsequently, Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, newly inaugurated President of Oakland University was keynote of the evening. Dr. Pescovitz welcomed the guests and briefed the guests on the development and vision of the University and looked forward to cooperate with the guests in the near future to promote further developments, collaborations withthe community.
DCBA would like to thank all of our annual and event sponsors and partners; starting with E.M.M.A International, Kerr Russell Plc., Oakland County Medical Main Street, Fogo de Chao, HAND Systems, especially Page Toyota Southfield and Page Honda Bloomfield, whose were sponsors of the “One Hole Award” in this competition.
The DCBA board, volunteers, and staff wish to thank everyone at Oakland University & Oakland County for their support, and to all of our attendees, and of course our annual and event sponsors.
We are proud to host guests and bring our local community together, we look forward to seeing all of your smiles at a future DCBA Event!