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Kings County Criminal Bar Association raises money for charity at inaugural golf outing

July 14, 2017 By Rob Abruzzese, Legal Editor Brooklyn Daily Eagle
On Thursday, the Kings County Criminal Bar Association hosted its first annual golf outing, which helped the organization raise money for various charities and its scholarship fund. Pictured from left: Christopher Wright, executive vice president; Paul Hirsch, organizer; and President Michael V. Cibella. Eagle photos by Rob Abruzzese

The Kings County Criminal Bar Association (KCCBA) hosted its inaugural golf outing at the Marine Park Golf Course in Brooklyn on Thursday. The event, which the group plans to host annually, helped raise money for various charitable organizations that the KCCBA supports.

“It’s great to bring everyone together,” said KCCBA President Michael Cibella. “This is a great group that consists of everyone from defense attorneys to prosecutors, court officers, clerks and judges. We’re putting our money where our mouth is and we’re raising money for people within the criminal justice system.”

About 60 people showed up to play despite temperatures that exceeded 90 degrees. The money raised was donated to the YWCA Brooklyn, and Families Rising, which is part of the New York Foundling. A portion of the money also went toward KCCBA’s scholarship, which will be given out for the first time in September.

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“We have already met what we need to support the scholarship for September, but we’re now going to be able to endow it for the next few years so that we’ll be able to give it every September to a Brooklyn Law School student,” Cibella said.

The outing was organized by Paul Hirsch, whose foursome happened to win the tournament. Cibella said that the complicated outing would not have been possible unless Hirsch took the reins.

“Paul Hirsch did a fantastic job,” Cibella said. “There are a lot of logistics involved when we do these events and it worked out. We weren’t always sure it was going to work out, but it certainly did. I’m sure that we’ll be back next year.”

 


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