I know this has already aired, but it shows another side to Frank


2001 OLDSMOBILE SCRAMBLE NATIONAL FINALS TO AIR ON ESPN 2

Program to Feature Port Jefferson Country Club and FDNY Firefighter Frank Bonomo,
A Member of Port Jefferson C.C. Team Who Heroically Lost His Life at the World Trade Center


Monday December 03, 2001 COLDWATER, Mich. -- ESPN 2 will televise the 2001 Oldsmobile Scramble and Women's Oldsmobile Scramble National Finals on December 21 from 2-4 p.m. EST.

The tape-delayed broadcast, which originates from Walt Disney World, will showcase the Oldsmobile Scramble gross and net division tournaments. In addition, the program will have coverage of Oldsmobile's two lavish parties and the awards ceremonies, including an appearance by Disney characters. The program will feature a team from Port Jefferson Country Club in Port Jefferson, N.Y., who participated in the Oldsmobile Scramble National Finals despite losing a teammate in the World Trade Center tragedy.

Frank Bonomo was a member of Fire Engine Company 230, one of the first units to report to the World Trade Center on Sept 11. Bonomo advanced with his Port Jefferson C.C. teammates through local and sectional qualifying to participate in the national finals for the second year in a row.

"At the request of Frank Bonomo's family, the Port Jefferson team played in his honor and made an excellent showing at the Oldsmobile Scramble National Finals," said Debra Kelly-Ennis, general manager of Oldsmobile.

As a result, the Oldsmobile Scramble accepted donations from participants for the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund on behalf of Bonomo at the National Finals. The tournament raised more than $9,000 for the charity.

The ESPN 2 telecast will also go behind the scenes to showcase the excitement of competing in the Women's Oldsmobile Scramble National Finals. ESPN cameras documented select women's teams throughout National Finals week, highlighting them during tournament registration, competition, and enjoying Oldsmobile's parties.

A total of 1500 golfers, including 300 PGA Club Professionals from across the United States, convened at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., October 3-7, to participate in the Oldsmobile Scramble and Women's Oldsmobile Scramble National Finals. The national finals culminated a summer-long journey of qualifying at local and sectional competitions.

The 2001 National Finals took place on eight challenging golf courses in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., including four Walt Disney World courses and four off-property courses. National Finals week consisted of fabulous entertainment, exciting golf and exceptional finishes in the crowning of National Champions.

Completing its 18th season, the Oldsmobile Scramble and Women's Oldsmobile Scramble National Finals was the culmination of extensive tournament qualifying for over 100,000 amateurs held at more than 2,000 golf courses throughout the year. The Oldsmobile Scramble National Finals featured 260 five-player teams (one PGA Club Professional, four amateurs) competing in two divisions