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September 14, 1990 - Image 60

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-09-14

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T he best


Mr. Hockey

Continued from preceding page

Armand Molino
Director of Junior Tennis

Armand Molino, Franklin's new Director of Junior Tennis

has coached America's top juniors. A former instructor
at the famed Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, he will be
offering personalized instructional programs at all levels
for children ages 5-18.

Fall Program Now
In Session

To register, stop by at
29350 Northwestern Highway in Southfield
or call Marie at 352-8000, Ext. 38

Julia, played hockey. Paula,
now deceased, broke a barrier
by becoming the first female
skating guard at the Oak
Park rink.
Greenblatt and wife Helen
have always been active
Jewishly. As a teen-ager,
Greenblatt went door-to-door
collecting goods for Israel. He
has worked with AZA and the
B'nai B'rith while Helen has
been involved with National
Council of Jewish Women and
In 1973, during the Yom
Kippur War, hockey and
Jewish causes mixed when
Greenblatt set up a junior
hockey exhibition game at
Oak Park, with proceeds help-
ing purchase an ambulance
for Magen David Adorn,
Israel's Red Cross.
Greenblatt has no plans to

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Father, Israeli Surgeon
Link Up For Funding



lessen his unpaid involve-
ment with hockey. "I like to
see youngsters succeed. I like
to see them set goals and
achieve those goals!'
What does he get back?
"You get a letter back from a
youngster that says, 'Thank
you. I remember. I wouldn't
be in this college if it weren't
for you! "
And there was the time dur-
ing the 1984 Olympic team's
pre-Olympic tour, when
Waterford native and current
New York Islander star Pat
LaFontaine approached
"Patty LaFontaine comes
up to me and he says, 'Sam,
I want to thank you for all
you've done,' " Greenblatt
recalls. "These are good feel-
ings to have. That's what it's
all about."


hen Birmingham
attorney Bob
Schwartz hits the
street Sept. 15 for his 50-
mile run, he'll be the focus of
keen medical interest. But
not for the usual reasons.
Although five physicians
will be in the ambulance and
van accompanying Mr.
Schwartz on his "Miles For
Miracles" run through at
least seven suburban Detroit
communities, at least three
doctors will be cheering him
on, not doing medical
research on near-double
That's because Mr.
Schwartz will be running to
raise money for the
Craniofacial and
Reconstructive Surgery In-
stitute at Providence
Hospital and the three doc-
tors escorting him in the van
will be surgical fellows from
Israel, Brazil and Japan who
hope the funds he raises help
the Institute continue its
program of physician edu-
cation and research.
"It's a very important pro-
gram, made all the more so
for us in Israel by the effects
of the intifada," said Dr.
Yoram Har-Shai, an Israeli
plastic surgeon who is in his
last year of residency at the
Institute. He said many can-
didates for craniofacial
surgery in Israel these days
are children and soldiers
who have been hit by rocks.
Dr. Har-Shai, who is from
the Technion in Haifa, said a
fellowship has been estab-
lished at the Rambam

Hospital there to help other
surgeons study under the
Southfield-based Institute's
medical director, Dr. Ian T.
Jackson. But funding is
needed by Providence to
offer the training.
Attorney Schwartz has a
personal reason for attemp-
ting the 50-mile run.
He and wife Robin's first
child, son Adam, was born in

"At this point, I'm
pretty confident it
(the 50-miler)
shouldn't kill me."

— Bob Schwartz

June, 1989, with a cleft lip
and palate. Corrective
surgeries by Dr. Jackson at
the Institute last September
and December taught the
Schwartzes about the Provi-
dence program.
"They do a lot of charitable
work, flying a lot of families
in and putting them up
while the family members
have surgery," said Bob
Schwartz, - a member of Tem-
ple Emanu-El who practices
law in Southfield.
A serious runner since his
college days, Mr. Schwartz
said he'd run and walked in
other charitable events but
had "always wanted to do a
solo run for a charity. To a
degree, this is a payback to
the Institute, a way of show-
ing our gratitude for what
they've done.
"Our problem was small
compared to many of the
others they take care of
there, but it (the corrective
surgery) was no less a relief

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