A chilly start gave way to sunny skies as 156 players competed for top honors at Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 24th Annual Golf Classic on May 20 at Old South Country Club in Lothian. The popular charity event raised over $60,000 to help equip the new urgent care center that CMH is developing for Prince Frederick.
CMH President and CEO Jim Xinis says the new urgent care center will make it easier for residents in the central area of the county to access these services. It is also expected to help reduce waiting times in the hospital’s emergency department.
Although the weather threatened, it stayed dry and everyone enjoyed a fantastic day with great golf and awesome food. Tournament co-chairs Pat Petricko and Jay Fowler expressed their pleasure with the outstanding turnout.
“Our success is entirely due to the incredibly generous sponsors, enthusiastic golfers and wonderful volunteers who year after year come out to support this great cause,” said Petricko.
According to Foundation Director Dixie Miller, the tournament has raised more than $960,000 since it began in 1990. Last year’s proceeds were used to support a new outreach program to enhance the care of chronically ill patients after they leave the hospital.
After all of the golf, the players made their way back for a delicious dinner and the awards presentation. At the awards dinner, Xinis told attendees, “I hope you know that your contribution really makes a difference in the care our hospital is able to provide in our community.”
Xinis extended special thanks to breakfast sponsors Nell Chaney and the Old South Women’s Golf Group, lunch sponsors Pat Petricko/REMAX 100 and Wanda DeBord of Title Max and dinner sponsor RICOH. He also thanked Hole in One sponsors All American Harley Davidson, Bayside Auto Group, Dickinson Jewelers and Winegardner Auto Group.
During his remarks, Xinis also recognized Mike Cox, a foundation board member who joined the golf committee this year and led the way with a Master’s Club sponsorship from Calvert Wealth Management.
He went on to add, “We would also like to thank all of our generous Ryder Club sponsors, including AAA Transport, Leach Wallace, MedStar Health, Networking Concepts and Ober, Kaler, Grimes and Shriver. Additionally, there were 12 Open Tournament sponsors, including American Radiology Services, Atkinson Heating A/C & Refrigeration, Compu Dynamics, Crothall, Emergency Medicine Associates, KPMG, Marathon Capital Management, Medline Industries, NextGen, ROI Companies, SunTrust Bank and Wilmot Sanz Architects.” He gave a special shout out to Rob Sauls from Capital Foods who donated sunglasses as this year’s gift to the golfers.
Taking first place in Division I was Jay Weinstein, David Sloper, Chester Bullard and Lee Warner of First Financial Resources and The Warner Companies. Robert Salta, Jason Linville, Bonnie Lucas and Shawn Salta of the DM Group capped the top slot in Division II and Wanda and Michael King with Fran Markwith and Willie Garrett outpaced all contenders in Division III.