Who knew a little game of nine ball could rack up $13,113? The Cummerbund Society figured it out 22 years ago. It began as a band of bored brothers, who, while attending a benefit at the Duquesne Club, took their leave to shoot a round of pool. It occurred to them that this would be a more palatable way to raise money for Magee-Womens Hospital's neo-natal unit, and a tradition was born. Founding fathers Mac McIlrath, Steve Bonnett, Jim Smith and Frank "Rusty" Marmion have been doing it ever since. Each headed up a team of eight or nine players on Thursday, but before the sticks were chalked Dr. Jon Watchko of Magee-Womens Hospital thanked the men in black for their efforts. Five-time winner Tom Armstrong was this year's runner-up, while his teammate Bob Weingard was the overall winner.
First Published January 19, 2010 12:00 PM