Thanks to all who an­nual golf Joe Wil­liams Memo­rial Golf Tour­na­ment a suc­cess

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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

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