Inaugural Euchre Challenge raises funds


 The Oakland County Bar Association’s New Lawyers Committee (NLC) challenged the OCBA Board of Directors to the 1st Euchre Challenge on Thursday, March 13, at the Loving Touch in Ferndale.  

NLC Chairperson Geoffrey Brown (right) of Collins, Einhorn, Farrell PC gladly accepted the event’s trophy on behalf of the victorious NLC team.  “This is a new spin on an old tradition for us,” Brown said in reference to the Bowling Challenges of years past.  

OCBA President James Derian (left) of Delphi Automotive Systems LLC was glad to see the trophy go to the NLC since the Board typically had taken the trophy home in the bowling challenge.  

Both teams had a good time while raising funds for the Jacqueline E. Bayley Foundation.  Each year the NLC chooses a charity to advocate for and to whom it dedicates the proceeds of its fund-raising efforts.  The mission of the Jacqueline E. Bayley Foundation is to raise awareness of and support research of ovarian cancer.  

Bayley was an attorney at Brown’s firm, Collins, Einhorn, Farrell PC, who passed away from ovarian cancer at a young age.  “She was a fun-loving person so this is kind of an appropriate event,” Brown added.

Stout Risius Ross was the sponsor of the 1st Euchre Challenge.  
(Photo by John Meiu)