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Hello Everyone! We are proud to present to you the 7th year of the Patrick Rubin Memorial Softball Tournament! #7YearsForOur7 Fields were approved and we are set for Saturday August 11, 2018! For those of you that have been with us over the past six years, we would like to warmly welcome you back! To the new and incoming friends and participants, we would like to welcome you to one of the best days of the summer! About 8 years ago, our dear friend Pat was taken from us entirely too soon. He was so close to each and every one of us. His kindness, compassion, and ability to listen made him a loyal friend you could always rely on. If you knew him well enough, you definitely had some inside joke with him that no one else would know about, and if you think of it now, it will absolutely make you laugh. That was one of Pat's greatest attributes: his ability to make anyone and everyone laugh. That is why we believe this tournament is such a great event. On top of raising money for great causes, it allows for all of us to come together for one day to remember and celebrate Pat by having fun and sharing laughs. It’s exactly what he would have wanted. We are so grateful for all the success this tournament has had over the years. It is a true testament to Pat and his family! All donations go to: Autism research Neurofibromatosis research (a genetically-inherited disorder in which the nerve tissue grows tumors) Somerville High School Scholarship Awards to graduating Seniors We hope to continue the tradition of growth (mainly donations) as we head into our 7th year! As far as the tournament goes, all information can be found on our great website, www.patrickrubinsoftballtournament.com. All information as far how to sign your team up, donate towards the cause, and other general information, like rules, can be found here! Please check it out and spread the word! The tentative schedule of the day goes as follows: Tournament Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018! 8:00 AM: Registration Begins (teams check in and team t-shirts get distributed) 8:30 AM: Opening Ceremonies (where we go over rules/regulations and Grandpa Rubin Throws out the First Pitch which, for those of you who have never seen this, is really a great moment) 9:00 AM: Games Begin (Games are on an 1 Hour limit) 5:00 PM: Tournament Concludes 6:30 PM: Post tournament Ceremonies at Sol Restaurant in Branchburg 7:30 PM: Raffle prizes and 50/50 donations are given away! Things offered during the tournament: • Coffee and other breakfast items in the morning • Pizza, sandwiches, and other food items from noon on • Water and other beverages all day • Tournament gear such as t-shirts, hats, and bracelets • Auction/raffle items, which in the past have included golf clubs and 4-somes, • 50/50 tickets available all day! All proceeds go directly to the Patrick Michael Rubin Memorial Fund! We are proud to offer everyone involved a tournament that is exceptionally well run, organized, and a whole lot of fun! Once again, if you are looking for information on how to register your team or how you can help by donating, PLEASE VISIT: www.patrickrubinsoftballtournament.com. This tournament simply could not thrive without all of you, so even if you can or can’t make it on this day, please share this with your friends, families and businesses! Anything can and will help for this great cause. On behalf of the The Rubins, and everyone involved, we would like to sincerely thank you all for your generosity and kindness in helping us remember our friend Pat. We look forward to see you all on August 12th. It is sure to be one amazing day!
A native of Philadelphia, Rubin earned a Ph.D. in history from Yale University in 1999. His dissertation, The Making of Modern Iran, 1858–1909: Communications, Telegraph and Society won Yale's John Addison Porter Prize.
Rubin has lectured in history at Yale University, Hebrew University, Johns Hopkins University, and worked as visiting lecturer at Universities of Sulaymaniyah, Salahuddin, and Duhok, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Between 2002 and 2004, Rubin worked as a country Director for Iran and Iraq in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, from which he was seconded to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq. Rubin currently teaches senior U.S. Army, U.S. Marine, and U.S. Navy leadership prior to their deployment to Iraq, the Persian Gulf, and Afghanistan.
Between 2004 and 2009, he was Editor of the Middle East Quarterly. He has received fellowships from the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.