Event Includes Sip & Swing, ‘A Ton of Fun’
The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation invites area golfers and CSM supporters to participate in its 26th Annual Golf Classic. The tournament will take place Aug. 10 at Swan Point Yacht and Country Club in Issue. This annual event has raised more than $770,000 for CSM scholarships and college programs and features prizes, raffles and three meals.
“The Golf Classic is one of those signature traditions in Southern Maryland that continues through the years because of the generosity of so many partners,” said CSM Foundation Director Gary Simpson, chair of the golf committee. “These partners are individuals, organizations and businesses — people who realize that the funds generated through this tournament are going to support a great cause, our students and their education.”
Even those who have never golfed can participate in the fun.
A chance to be coached on the game and enjoy a four-course food and wine tasting, while still supporting the college, is available through the Sip and Swing for an Impact. The Sip and Swing event, sponsored this year by the Southern Maryland Women’s League (SMWL) and presented by the CSM Alumni and Friends Connection, will run simultaneously with the 26th Annual Golf Classic. The event features a later start than the tournament and will include several interactive clinics about putting, chipping and full-swing techniques and will end with an awards ceremony.
“By sponsoring and attending the Sip and Swing for an Impact, we have the opportunity to socialize with others, be a part of helping to provide golfing technique lessons, while showing our support for the great work that CSM consistently does for its students,” said Brenda Lowe, a CSM Foundation director and SMWL past president, director and executive officer. “I have been to several of the Sip and Swing events, and I can tell you it is a ton of fun, good food and lots of laughs.”
In addition to Sip and Swing, Alumni Row is back this year. Alumni can sponsor a sign to be showcased along “Alumni Row.” These signs can feature a donor’s name, graduation year or a business name. Signs can be purchased for $50.
The Golf Classic is a favorite event for CSM and has been supported by Marrick Homes as the grand tournament sponsor for more than 15 years, according to CSM Development Director Chelsea Brown.
Other generous sponsors include executive sponsor SONIC Drive-In of Southern Maryland. Corporate sponsors are Rotary Club of Charles County, Educational Systems Federal Credit Union and Washington Gas – A WGL Company. Mulligan sponsors are Community Bank of the Chesapeake, McDonald & Eudy Printers Inc. and Specialized Patterns in Training. Community partner sponsors include Chick-fil-A of La Plata, Coldwell Banker Jay Lilly Real Estate, Dale and Karen Smith Hupp, DRN Environmental Solutions, ECHO Realty, Nancy Hempstead, Occasions Boutique, The Rex, Simpson’s Olde Towne Insurance, SMECO and SoMDNews.com. Food and beverage sponsors are Bozick Distributors Inc., Chick-fil-A of La Plata and SONIC Drive-In of Southern Maryland. Contest sponsors are Community Bank of the Chesapeake; Raley, Watts and O’Neill Insurance and Financial Services, Buddy Sprague in honor of the Jack Love Sprague Scholarship and University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center.
The deadline for sponsorships and registration for either the tournament or the Sip and Swing for Impact is July 31. Foursomes are going quickly. To register for the 26th Golf Classic or the Sip and Swing for Impact or to purchase a tee sign for Alumni Row, contact Erika Abell at call 301-934-7647 or Erika.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://foundation.csmd.edu/GolfClassic.
Participants in a previous Sip and Swing for Impact line up for a golf techniques clinic. The Sip and Swing for Impact, which includes a food and wine pairing, will be held again this year during the 26th Annual CSM Foundation Golf Classic on Aug. 10 at Swan Point Yacht and Country Club in Issue.