Thanks for sup­port­ing an­nual Joe Williams Memo­rial Golf Tour­na­ment

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum -

Thanks to ev­ery­one who par­tic­i­pated in, and sup­ported, the 11th An­nual Joe Williams Memo­rial Golf Tour­na­ment, spon­sored by the Harry White Wilmer Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 82 and the Sons of The Amer­i­can Le­gion Squadron 82. In ad­di­tion to be­ing a past com­man­der of Squadron 82, Joe was a long time ed­u­ca­tor and foot­ball coach in the Charles County school sys­tem and a friend to all.

The tour­na­ment was held on June 24 at White Plains Golf Course with 126 golfers par­tic­i­pat­ing on a per­fect day. With a score of 57, the team of Brad Williams, Mike Clark, Josh Thomas and Jeff Perkins took first place hon­ors.

Gold spon­sors in­cluded Jill and Brad Williams, the Williams fam­ily, the Amer­i­can Le­gion Aux­il­iar y Unit 82, La Plata Pe­di­atrics & Women’s Health LLC, KML­o­gis­tics LLC, United Metro Golf Carts and John L. Sprague Agency Inc. The Olde Towne In­sur­ance Agency, Inc. (Gary Simp­son), Jo­son Fine Jew­elry & Home Bou­tique, Inc. and Chick-fil-A, La Plata were Sil­ver spon­sors. Bronze spon­sors in­cluded Burger King, the Charles County Corvette Club, Jim­mie’s Pad­dock Inc., McCon­nell Pool, Navy Fed­eral Credit Union, the VFW South­ern Charles County Memo­rial Post 10081, South­ern Mary­land Ti­tle LLC, New­burg Ser­vice Cen­ter, Judy’s Hall Shop in La Plata, Old Line Bank and Mudd, Mudd & Fitzger­ald, P.A.

In ad­di­tion to the gold, sil­ver and bronze spon­sors, the fol­low­ing in­di­vid­u­als and or­ga­ni­za­tions do­nated prod­ucts or ser­vices which were given as door prizes dur­ing the din­ner at the Post fol­low­ing the tour­na­ment: All Sea­son Aire, All Amer­i­can Har­ley David­son, Ann Rees, Ap­ple Spice Junc­tion, Auto Zone, Blue Dog Sa­loon, Bob Williams, Bob Hall LLC, Boz­ick Dis­trib­u­tors, Burger King, Carrabba’s Ital­ian Grill, Casey Jones, Chick-fil-A, Colo­nial Liquors, Ducks Un­lim­ited, Flow­ers Bak­ery & Foods, Gi­ant, Joanie Roberts, Joani Hrabe, Out­back Steak­house, Pan­era Bread of La Plata, Port To­bacco Restau­rant, Tar­get, Texas Road­house, Utz Qual­ity Foods Inc., Walmart and White Plains Golf Course.

Over $9,000 was raised for Amer­i­can Le­gion and com­mu­nity pro­grams, in­clud­ing the $2,500 Sons of The Amer­i­can Le­gion Squadron 82 Veter­ans’ Memo­rial Schol­ar­ship which is awarded an­nu­ally to a grad­u­at­ing se­nior of La Plata High School. Con­grat­u­la­tions to Cameron But­ler, the 2016 schol­ar­ship win­ner. Since its be­gin­ning in 2006, the tour­na­ment has raised over $77,000. Once again, thanks to the spon­sors, the many vol­un­teers, and ev­ery­one who par­tic­i­pated, for mak­ing the 11th An­nual Joe Williams Memo­rial Golf Tour­na­ment a great suc­cess. Dave Tat­man, Wal­dorf

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