On June 23, Aston Martin Summit | Short Hills, along with Dr. Pepper, Snapple and Kellogs, sponsered the fifth annual Rival Golf Classic at the Plainfield Country Club in Edison.

Many legendary athletes and famous faces were in attendance at this year’s outing such as former New York Giants linebacker and co-host of the event, Harry Carson, Dick Vermeil, former NFL coach, Lawrence Taylor, former New York Giants linebacker, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, former Dallas Cowboys defensive end, Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson, former Dallas Cowboys linebacker, and Maurice DuBois, CBS Anchor, as well as many other big names. 

Aston Martin Summit | Short Hills was honored to be apart of the event not only because of the famous faces, but also the rare medal ceremony conducted by the National Guard who presented the Distinguised Service Medal to the family of Matthew Laporte. LaPorte was a member of the Corps of Cadets at Virginia Tech University and victim in the 2007 shooting massacre where significant evidence shows Matthew tried to stop the shooter when he lost his life.

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The medal ceremony was the highlight of this years Rival Golf Classic and all in attendence were moved upon hearing about Matthew LaPorte’s bravery and sacrifice on that tragic day.

In addition to the special ceremony, guests enjoyed a Macallen Scotch tasting, Cohiba and Macanudo Cigar tastings, as well as a variety of food and spirits set up along the course at select holes. Aston Martin Summit | Short Hills sponsored a ‘Hole in One’ competition where anyone who sunk a hole in one would win a brand new Aston Martin Vantage. Unfortunately, no one who attended sunk the hole in one. After a day filled with emotion and a great game of golf, guests sipped delightful cocktails and dined alongside the legends.

For more information about Aston Martin Summit | Short Hills, contact Allan Greenfield at (908) 468-2070 or greenfield@astonmartinsummit.com.

About Aston Martin Summit | Short Hills:

Aston Martin Summit | Short Hills is a new Aston Martin dealership in Union County. Their cars are made with the highest quality, and the rich and elegant heritage that distinguishes Aston Martin from other automotive companies. The Aston Martin Summit | Short Hills staff are dedicated to helping their customers find the car that is best suited for all of their life needs.