(June 3, 2011) Although there was a passing cloud and a few rumbles of thunder, fair weather prevailed for the 150 players that competed at Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation’s 22nd Annual Golf Classic. “Through the gracious support of our sponsors, golfers, volunteers and donors we raised over $50,000,” said foundation spokesperson Diane Tarhan.
“This event is so much more than a fundraiser,” said CMH Foundation President Kathy Dickinson. “It is a wonderful opportunity for us to connect with our supporters and friends.” The proceeds will be used to purchase remote telemetry equipment that allows continuous monitoring of patients who leave the cardiac unit for diagnostic testing elsewhere in the hospital.
Since the tournament began in 1990, it has raised over $812,500. Last year’s proceeds were used to upgrade technology in the hospital’s endoscopy center for the early detection of colon cancer.
“Whether you golfed, donated or volunteered,” said event chair Pat Petricko, “this is your success. This tournament could not take place without your help and support.” Petricko, who joined the golf committee 22 years ago, has served as chair since 2004.
CMH President and CEO Jim Xinis extended special thanks to breakfast sponsor Lake Presidential Golf Club, lunch sponsor Ricoh Americas Corp. and dinner sponsor Freedom Office Products. He also thanked Hole in One sponsors Dickinson Jewelers and Networking Concepts and Putting Content sponsor Pat Petricko/Remax 100.
During his remarks at the awards dinner, Xinis recognized Ryder sponsors AAA Transport, Allscripts, KPMG, Leach Wallace Associates and MedStar Health Systems along with Open sponsors American Radiology Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Capital Food Service, Crothall, Grace Care, Wanda and Michael King, Marathon Capital Management, Walgreens and Wilmot Sanz.
Taking first place in Division I was Jan Miller, Michael Goode, Larry Sanders and John Broach. Leach Wallace capped the top slot in Division II and Jon S. Frank & Associates outpaced all contenders in Division III.
(Pictured l-r) Larry Sanders, John Broach, Jan Miller and Mike Goode took first place in Division I at the 22nd Annual CMH Benefit Golf Classic held May 16.
Garrett Sauls, 15, (second from left) won the putting contest at the hospital’s annual charity golf tournament that raised $50,000. The foursome also included his father, Rob Sauls (at left), Ronnie McMorrow and his father, Ron McMorrow.