Thanks to all who annual golf Joe Williams Memorial Golf Tournament a success
Thanks to ever yone who participated in, and supported, the 12th 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 for many years, Joe was a long time educator and football coach in the Charles County school system. The tournament was held on June 23 at the White Plains Golf Course.
The weather was threatening early in the morning but it cleared up before the 9 a.m. shotgun start and 108 golfers enjoyed a great day of golf. With a score of 56, the team of Ryan Jones, Chris Berry, Mike Robey and Tom Raines took first place honors.
Gold sponsors included Jill and Brad Williams, the Williams family, the American Legion Auxiliar y Unit 82, Frank Arrington, KMLogistics LLC, Century 21 New Millennium (Dennis Burks and Jeff Sutton), Joson Fine Jewelry & Home Boutique, Inc., United Metro Golf Carts, and Olde Towne Insurance Agency (Gary Simpson) Bronze sponsors included Burger King, La Plata Pediatrics & Women’s Health LLC, Jimmie’s Paddock, Inc., Navy Federal Credit Union, Southern Maryland Title LLC, Newburg Service Center, Oliver’s Automotive, Betsy Williams and Shymansky’s Restaurant and Marina. In addition to the Gold 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, Apple Spice Junction, Auto Zone, Blue Dog Saloon, Bob Hall LLC, Bozick Distributors, Burger King, Casey Jones, Captain Billy’s Crab House, Dennis Burks and Jeff Sutten, Fritzie’s Marina Restaurant and Pub, Chickfil-A, Flowers Bakery & Foods, Giant, Joanie Roberts, Outback Steakhouse, Port Tobacco Restaurant, Target, Utz Quality Foods Inc. and White Plains Golf Course.
More than $7,750 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. Since its beginning in 2006, the tournament has raised over $84,750. Congratulations to Amanda Kushner, the 2017 scholarship winner.
Once again, thanks to the sponsors, the many volunteers, and everyone who participated, for making the 12th Annual Joe Williams Memorial Golf Tournament a great success.
Dave Tatman, Waldorf