Tired of winter? It’s time to think spring and the 26th Annual Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. Benefit Golf Classic on May 18 at Lake Presidential Golf Club in Upper Marlboro. Enjoy a day of great golf, excellent food and friendly competition while helping raise funds to purchase new technology to improve health care in our community.
This year’s proceeds will be used to purchase state-of-the-art centrifuge equipment for the hospital’s clinical laboratory. The advanced technology will help speed patient results to physicians for the diagnosis and treatment of everything from diabetes and heart disease to different types of cancer.
Players and sponsors rave about this popular golf tournament that generates thousands of dollars for equipment and special projects for Calvert Memorial each year. Since it began in 1990, the Benefit Golf Classic has raised more than $1 million. Last year’s proceeds helped realize a new patient portal that allows hospitalized patients the ability to access essential medical information that makes it easier for them to manage their care when they return home.
“There are a variety of sponsor opportunities to choose from,” said Dixie Miller, director of the CMH Foundation, “Each of these sponsorship levels offers your business the opportunity to network with many area business leaders and executives while supporting a great cause.”
Event organizers are excited about returning to the championship-caliber course at Lake Presidential. Named by Golf Magazine to their list of “The Top 10 New Courses in the U.S.” and the #2 “Course You Can Play” in Maryland by GolfWeek, the course offers a great layout and challenging play.
“We look forward to seeing everyone for a day of great golf and great fun,” said event co-chair Pat Petricko of Pat Petricko/REMAX 100. “With spaces filling up, register now and remember to invite your friends and colleagues to play.” Petricko is co-chairing the charity tournament with longtime supporter Jay Fowler of AAA Transport.
The cost is $500 per player and includes a round of golf plus cart, along with breakfast, lunch, beverages on the course, putting contest, an awards dinner, golfer’s gift and prizes for the winning teams. Tee times are at 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Space is limited so register early!
Lake Presidential does not permit blue jeans on the course and golf shirts and soft spikes are required. The event also includes hole-in-one contests, prizes for closest to the pin and longest drive. Those interested in registering can go online at www.calverthospital.org or call the Foundation office at 410-414-4570.
PHOTO CAPTION: The 26th Annual Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. Benefit Golf Classic will return to Lake Presidential Golf Club in Upper Marlboro on May 18. The championship-caliber course offers a fantastic layout and challenging play.