The College of Southern Maryland Foundation’s Annual Golf Classic will celebrate its 24th year at Swan Point Yacht & Country Club in Issue, Md., August 13.
A signature event for CSM, the tournament has made a major impact over its history raising funds for students and programs offered at the college. The goal this year is to raise $50,000 to support CSM Foundation initiatives including athletics and student scholarships for credit and workforce development programs.
Returning as co-chairs of the golf committee are Foundation Director Chris Rush, a 1987 graduate of CSM, and Mark Posten, owner of Mark Posten Excavating.
“Our goal this year is to raise funds so that we can make an impact in the lives of our students and in the community through the funds we raise at this event,” said Rush. “The Golf Classic is recognized as one of the finest golf events in the area and we are adding new activities and contests for golfers and sponsors. We are grateful to have Marrick Homes join us again as the grand tournament sponsor.”
Honorary chairs are CSM Hall of Famers Danny Williams, who served the college for 41 years as an instructor and coach, and Roger Welch, who as a freshman became the 2002 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Golf Champion.
“The Golf Classic is a great example of support that students and student-athletes receive from the community. Since I retired in 2011, some of my most satisfying experiences are coming in contact with former students and players and the part we played in shaping and enhancing their lives,” said Williams.
The tournament kicks off with registration opening at 7:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Food and beverage sponsors include Carrabba’s, Chick-fil-A of La Plata, Bozick Distributors, Inc. and Royalle Services, Inc. The day will include a silent auction featuring vacations, golf trips and other exclusive items.
In addition to Marrick Homes, sponsors include Raley, Watts & O’Neill Insurance and Community Bank of the Chesapeake co-sponsoring the $10,000 putting contests, and Waldorf Chevy Cadillac hosting the hole-in-one contest.
Sponsorships, including additional contest sponsor opportunities, are available and golfers may register as a team or individually. New this year is “Alumni Row” which will support the CSM Alumni Scholarship.
For $50, alumni can purchase a tee sign with their name to showcase their class year. The alumni signs will line the pathway that golfers use as they leave the clubhouse headed for the course.
For photo gallery and video highlights from last year’s event, visit http://csmphoto.zenfolio.com/23rdgolfclassic and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yn0VbV9YGQ&index=28&list=PLBE69BC7E510576CD.