Local Doctors and Lawyers Step Up to the Plate for United Way

Local professionals give back to their community at the annual Sawbones VS. Jawbones softball tournament presented by Cleveland Clinic Indian River. The doctors vs. lawyers’ rivalry continued for the 12th year at the newly renovated Holman Stadium at Jackie Robinson Training Complex, raising nearly $8,000.  


“The spirit of charity is alive and well in the medical and legal professions. We are so thankful for the doctors and lawyers who participate every year in the Sawbones VS. Jawbones charity softball tournament. Their dedication to giving back to their community is inspiring, and we are grateful for their efforts. It is a reminder that everyone can make a difference, no matter how big or small,” said Meredith Egan.  


Ultimately, the lawyers on Team Jawbones took home the win.  


“It was an incredible evening at the stadium for a good cause,” said Dane Ullian of Team Jawbones. “We’re looking forward to next year’s game being even bigger and better.” 


Special thanks to the generous sponsors and supporters: 


Home Run Sponsors: Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital, PNC Bank, and Dale Sorensen Real Estate 

Double Sponsors: Vero ENT Associates, Florida Eye Institute, Mental Health Association in Indian River County, Zayas & Ruiz Immigration Attorneys, Collins Brown Barkett, Chartered, Gould Cooksey Fennell, Rossway Swan, and Indian River County Bar Association 

Single Sponsors: Barry G. Segal, P.A., Vero Beach Neurology & Research Institute, and Kmetz, Elwell, Graham & Associates, PLLC 


Thank you to the lawyers on Team Jawbones: Justin Barenborg, Patrick Grall, Jesse Larsen, Eva Lauer, Nicole Menz, Ashley Novander, Jason Odom, Raul Perez, Barry Segal, Dane Ullian, Rebecca White, Steven Wilson, Brandon White, and Bob Nall. 


Additionally, thank you to the doctors on Team Sawbones: Jeff Livingston MD, Tom Baudo MD, Jason Stack MD, Santos Ruiz MD, Brett Haake MD, Sri Yerneni MD, Michael Mazziota, Marc McCain MD, Sean Mcgregor, Geoff Wolf MD, Deni Malaeve, Tom Olson, Tanveer Chaudhry, Carlos Gonzales, and Hermes Velazques. 


Little League took the field for the second annual Vero Beach Little League United Way Cup game prior to the main softball tournament. All proceeds from the game benefit the United Way and support the significant work of advancing the common good in the impact areas of Health, Education, and Financial Stability. 


For more information about participating in next year’s tournament, please contact Jessica Schmitt at [email protected] or (772) 567-8900.  


United Way of Indian River County (UWIRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every community member. United Way works with local programs to provide resources to individuals and families in crisis today while working year-round to improve community conditions and create lasting solutions. We are effectively building a strong foundation and improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. For more information about your local United Way, please call (772) 567-8900 or visit our website, UnitedWayIRC.org.   

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