Cummerbund Society hosts benefit for Magee-Women's Hospital's neo-natal unit
January 19, 2010 10:00 PM
Paul Busang and Chuck Voelker.
Jim Smith, Mac McIlrath, Steve Bonnett and Frank "Rusty" Marmion.
From left, Mark Lane, Paul Matty and Mac McIlrath.
Bob Weingard makes the shot the hard way.
By Marylynn Uricchio Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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.