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Optional Events

Annual Golf Tournament

Sponsored by Nixon Peabody LLP

The shotgun golf tournament will take place on Thursday, July 13 at 1:00 pm at the Green Valley Country Club.  Green Valley Country Club is a beautiful and challenging 18-hole course located on Aquidneck Island. The $125 fee includes greens fee and cart.  Beverages, box lunches and prizes will be provided.  Please check the appropriate box on the registration form if you plan to play; participants of all skill levels are encouraged to join in the tournament.

Tennis Outing

Sponsored by Mesirow Financial Consulting LLC, Parker & Associates and Thomas J. Raftery

Enjoy watching some of the top men in professional tennis compete in the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championship for the Van Alen Cup.  An ATP event, this tournament is played on the legendary grass courts of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.  Tickets are for the Friday Main Draw Singles and Doubles Quarterfinal matches from 11:00am until 4:00pm.  Tickets are limited to the first 35 people.  The $15 fee includes admission to the tournament, boxed lunch and beverages.  Boxed lunches will be provided and available before you head to the Hall of Fame.

Tour de ABI

Sponsored by Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson PA and Development Specialists, Inc.

Join ABI for the tenth annual Tour de ABI on Friday, July 14 at 1:00 pm.  Bike at your own pace on a tour of historic Newport.  Boxed lunches will be provided, and the ride will begin after lunch.  The tour is limited to the first 40 participants.  You are welcome to bring your own bikes or mark the appropriate box on the registration form if you need a bike rental ($25 fee).

ABI Regatta!

Sponsoring by BACC Sovereign Bank Asset Based Lending; Goodwin Procter LLP; Mirus Capital Advisors Inc.; Ropes & Gray LLP; Sullivan & Worcester LLP and Wachovia Capital Finance

Grab your sunglasses and sunscreen and get ready for the race of a lifetime!  Five Twelve-Meter Sloops - Weatherly, Intrepid, Nefertiti, Freedom and American Eagle - are waiting to take Teams BACC Sovereign Bank Asset Based Lendiing; Mirus Capital Advisors Inc.; Ropes & Gray LLP; Sullivan & Worcester LLP; Wachovia Capital Finance racing on the Narragansett Bay.  These classic Twelves have all raced for yachting’s most coveted prize, The America’s Cup, and two have won that prestigious sailing race!  This event will take place on Friday, July 14 at 1:30 pm and is limited to the first 50 participants.  Boxed lunches will be provided, and the race will begin after lunch.  The $25 fee includes a boxed lunch and team hats.

Sailing Aboard the Schooners Madeleine and Adirondack II

Sponsored by SSG Capital Advisors LP and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Experience the joy of sailing and a memorable perspective of Newport aboard these classic 78-foot schooners.  These are the largest, fastest and most beautiful schooners Newport has to offer.  As you glide smoothly through the waves enjoying gorgeous coastline views, you’ll be awed as you glance upward at the sails billowing from 65-foot masts.  The two-hour sail on the Madeleine will begin at 12:30 pm on Friday, July 14.  The two-hour sail on the Adirondack II will begin at 1:30 pm on Saturday, July 15.  The $25 fee includes the two-hour charter, soft drinks and a boxed lunch.

Kite Flying at Brenton State Park

Sponsored by Sheehan, Phinney, Bass + Green PA

Let’s go fly a kite at Brenton State Park!  Brenton State Park affords its visitors one of the most commanding and spectacular views on the East Coast.  The park is located at the point of land where Narragansett Bay meets the Atlantic, which provides some of the best wind for kite flying.  Come watch and learn from local Newport kite flying instructors then join in on the fun and you get to keep the kite!  This fun-filled afternoon is from 1:00-5:00pm; Saturday, July 15.  The $35 fee includes transportation to/from the park, instruction, snacks and a kite!

Walking Tour of Historic Newport

Sponsored by Development Specialists, Inc.

Newport's famous historic district is best seen on foot, so you can experience the details of Newport's architectural, cultural and social heritage first hand.  The tour begins in the center of the old town and focuses on several restored buildings that predate the American Revolution, the history of some of the earliest houses, and the families who lived there.  Points of interest include: Touro Synagogue, Redwood Library, Colony House, Brick Market, Quaker Meeting House, and Trinity Church among others.  This hour and a half tour begins at 1:30pm on Saturday, July 15.  A boxed lunch before the tour begins and bottle water during the tour will be provided.

Kidz Camp

Sponsored by Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, Goulston & Storrs PC and The Nassi Group LLC

Kids (ages 3-12) will be safe and having fun under the supervision of qualified staff, leaving moms and dads worry-free. Age-appropriate activities and games are sure to keep everyone happy! The hours of the program are 8am-5pm Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15. Lunch and snacks are included. If you would like to register your child(ren)  please email Children’s Conference Care at to receive a registration packet and more details. Pre-registration is encouraged; be sure to sing up or before June 23 to secure a space. Walk-in availability cannot be guaranteed. 


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