United Way Golf Tournament coming up
GRASONVILLE — The United Way of Queen Anne’s County will hold its annual golf tournament at the Prospect Bay Country Club, 311 Prospect Bay Dr. W., Grasonville, on Monday, April 25. The title sponsor this year is Federal Resources.
“We are excited about our upcoming golf tournament on April 25 at Prospect Bay. It is a great chance to get outdoors and interact with our friends, donors and agencies that we support in Queen Anne’s County,” said local United Way President Andrew Read.
So far, around 16 teams have signed up, but it’s not too late, said Executive Director Sandra Early. The organization would like to have 18 teams or more, she said.
Cost to participate is $130 per golfer or $500 for a team of four. Prices include green fees, continental breakfast, and food served on the course with light fare served at the awards ceremony. Also, throughout the day, golfers will receive complimentary beverages.
The format for the day will be four-player scramble. Each player will tee off and golfers will then play from wherever the best ball is hit.
Prizes will be awarded to men’s and women’s teams with additional prizes for such things as longest drive and closest to the pin.
This marks the 23rd golf tournament for the local chapter, and it is traditionally the group’s largest fundraiser. For many years the tournament was held in the fall to coincide with the national United Way’s annual fundraising campaign kickoff. It was moved to summer for a couple years, then back to fall in 2014. The tourna- ment missed a year in 2015 because the local board of directors decided to move it spring, saying the fall date was too close to the new Summer Beach Ball fundraiser in August.
“The United Way of Queen Anne’s County is a local chapter supporting local charities. As such, we seek to find local options to raise funds and allocate them to organizations in our community. Our annual golf tournament at Prospect Bay is one of our largest fundraisers,” Read said. “I’d encourage any local golfers to come out and join us on April 25. We’ll enjoy a great day of golf and raise some money for local charitable organiza- tions in need of help. We hope to see you there.”
This year the local United Way has 19 member agencies. The United Way of Queen Anne’s County has raised and distributed more than $600,000 since the chapter was established in 1990. Volunteers and donations are always welcome.
To register to participate or to become a sponsor, download an application from www.unitedwayqac. org and mail the document with payment to: United Way of Queen Anne’s County, c/o of Sandra Early, P.O. Box 399, Chester MD, 21619. For more information, call 410-643-6288.