Mölnlycke Health Care Presents DebRA's 14th Annual Mats Wilander Tennis & Golf Benefit

14th Mats Wilander logo
Benefiting DebRA of America, Inc.

Thank you to all our generous sponsors, attendees, donors and volunteers for their support and commitment to the annual Mats Wilander Benefit, held on October 1, 2012 at Quaker Ridge Golf Club. View the 2012 Benefit Journal and visit our Facebook for more photos. Stay tuned for details on next year’s event.

2012 HONOREES
Philip Reilly, MD, JD
Venture Partner, Third Rock Ventures
Board Member, Lotus Tissue Repair
Trustee, Cornell University
Courtney Roth
Mother of Tripp Roth
Learn more about Courtney
 

THE BENEFIT COMMITTEE
Kathleen Brown, Golf Chairperson Michael Wolfson, Tennis Chairperson
Cynthia Catterson Faith Daniels Casey Fitzpatrick Cory Gould Brett Kopelan
Karen Misisco Ruth Riemer Jeanne Rohm Sonya Wilander

DebRA of America’s 14th Annual Mats Wilander Tennis & Golf Benefit presented by Mölnlycke Health Care was held on Monday, October 1, 2012 at the prestigious Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, New York.  Tennis guests spent the morning playing and learning from host and former #1 player in the world, Mats Wilander and other tennis professionals – while foursomes hit the links in the afternoon for 18-holes of challenging golf. Attendees of the evening fundraiser enjoyed a cocktail reception, dinner, awards ceremony for our 2012 Honorees (Courtney Roth & Philip Reilly, M.D., J.D.), a $200,000 dollar DebRA check presentation to Dr. Jakub Tolar, M.D., Ph.D. and a silent & live auction led by Alan Kalter, the voice of Late Show with David Letterman – with exciting prizes, including on-field New York Giants tickets, tickets to the MTV Video Music Awards and a foursome at Pine Valley Golf Club.

Proceeds from the event benefit DebRA of America, the only national not for profit that supports the research for a cure and treatments for, while providing services and programs to those who suffer from the rare and painful genetic disorder, Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) — The Worst Disease You've Never Heard Of.™

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this annual event, please click here for more details or email events [at] debra [dot] org

Mat Wilander
Mats Wilander (the Benefit host and former #1 tennis player in the world).

Fresh baked Alice's Tea Cup scones and raffle tickets
Morning check-in with fresh baked Alice’s Tea Cup scones and raffle tickets for exciting prizes from Tour GCX, JetBlue, iPad and US Open.

14th Annual Mats Wilander Tennis Guests
Tennis guests spent the morning with training from the pros, challenges and competition matches.


Faith Daniels, Karen Misisco, Thomas Blake (professional tennis player) and Erika Jaeger.

Donnay racquets
Donnay racquets were a complimentary gift for all tennis guests.

The 2012 Honorees
The 2012 Honorees: Courtney Roth (center) and Dr. Philip Reilly, M.D., J.D. (right) with Dr. Jakub Tolar, M.D., Ph.D. (left).

Porsche 911 Carrera - Pepe Porsche of White Plains
The Hole-in-One contest featured a 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 3-year lease provided by Pepe Porsche of White Plains.

14th Annual Mats Wilander Tennis & Golf Benefit
Robert Futterman, Thomas Misisco, Billy Ward, Dr. Larry Jaeger and Mats Wilander.


Golfers taking a photo break at Quaker Ridge Golf Club.

Jim Wetrich, President of the Americas of Mölnlycke Health Care
Jim Wetrich (President of the Americas of Mölnlycke Health Care, Title Sponsor of the Benefit). The beautiful lighting design was donated by Tony Navarro.

14th Annual Mats Wilander Tennis & Golf Benefit
Dr. Jakub Tolar, M.D., Ph.D., Jill Pallad, Jamie Silver, Ashley Davis, Brett Kopelan (Executive Director of DebRA of America), Jackie Kopelan and Faye Dilgen.

The band - Ed Train’s jazz quartet \
Ed Train’s jazz quartet was the evening’s musical entertainment.

Robbie Twible, RDEB (Raffle Ticket Seller), Kathleen Twible, Robert Twible
Robbie Twible (RDEB), was our all-star raffle ticket seller with parents, Kathleen and Robert Twible.

Woodford Reserve auction item


The Silent Auction featured luxury and beauty items, sports memorabilia, unique experiences including a photo shoot in Serendipity magazine and more. Dinner guests were treated to a special take home bag from Wilson & Son and Roberto Coin.

Alan Kalter, Live Auctioneer and voice of Late Show with David Letterman
Alan Kalter (Live Auctioneer extraordinaire and voice of Late Show with David Letterman).

14th Annual Mats Wilander Tennis & Golf Benefit
Ava Navarro (JEB), Rosemarie Navarro, (Mother of Ava) and Courtney Roth (2012 Honoree).

Brett Kopelan (DebRA's Executive Director) presenting a check for $200,000 to Dr. Jakub Tolar
Brett Kopelan presenting a $200,000 dollar check to Dr. Jakub Tolar, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Minnesota) for his ongoing work in developing therapies for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB).

Please view the 2012 Benefit Journal and visit our Facebook page here for more photos. Stay tuned for details on next year’s event.