Autumn VandeHei, wife of Politico Executive Editor Jim VandeHei, rounded up Washington journalists, political types and pundits on Monday for a golf tournament to raise money for Cornerstone School. Cornerstone is a private school in NE D.C. The fundraiser was held at the Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, Va. Clay Hanna, brother to Autumn, is the school principal.
The event raised $100,000.
Politico‘s Mike Allen did not play in the tournament. But he did play with the children for two hours. He did what he’s known to do at most parties in D.C., which is to say he warmly welcomed the kids to the event (as photographed here).
The winning foursome included QGA’s Manny Oritz and John Feehery, Rick Dibella, a producer for CNN’s Candy Crowley, and David Hobbs. Other participants: Bob Wood, President, BGR group and former Tommy Thompson Chief of Staff; Tim Berry, COS to House Maj. Whip Kevin McCarthy; Kyle Nevins, House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor‘s Director of Floor Operations, and WTOP’s Mike McMearty. Tommy McFly, of 94.7, donated cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake. There “in spirit” were QGA’s Jack and Susanna Quinn, who volunteer at the school.
But the real stars of the show were members of Cornerstone’s Kindergarten Class: Henry, Darius, Miracle, Mikayla and Mikaya and Lacy who got to practice hitting golf balls.