18 Holes, 18 Years: Marrick Homes Again Sponsors CSM Foundation’s Golf Classic, Aug. 15, to Benefit CSM Students

The College of Southern Maryland Foundation's 28th annual Golf Classic will be Aug. 15. Proceeds of this annual signature event will benefit student success and athletic programs at CSM. Through the years, the Golf Classic has raised more than $1,000,000.

Deadline is Aug. 2 for Golf, Sip & Swing Registrations

The College of Southern Maryland Foundation’s Golf Classic returns to Swan Point Country Club in Issue for the 28th annual event on Thursday, Aug. 15. Proceeds of this annual signature event will benefit student success and athletic programs at CSM.

Through the years, the Golf Classic has raised more than $1,000,000. Among those students who have benefitted is CSM graduate Zach McDonough, who as a student athlete was among the recipients of the 2018 Marrick Homes CSM Foundation Golf Classic Athletic Scholarship.

CSM student athlete Zach McDonough was one of four Marrick Home Scholarship recipients attending the tournament. Marrick Homes has been the Golf Classic’s grand tournament sponsor since 2001.

“As one of Marrick’s scholarship recipients, I really want to thank them for their confidence in students like myself and investing in my education through their scholarship. It has humbled and really helped me to appreciate my education,” said McDonough. He received his degree in engineering in Spring 2019.

For the 18th consecutive year, the Grand Tournament Sponsor is Marrick Homes. CSM Foundation Director Gary Simpson is the chair for his third year.

Simpson applauded the community partners whose support creates the driving force behind the success of the annual golf event, and the CSM Foundation itself.

“The Golf Classic is one of those signature traditions in Southern Maryland that continues through the years because of the generosity of so many partners,” Simpson said. “These partners are individuals, organizations and businesses — people who realize that the funds generated through this tournament are going to support a great cause, our students and their education.”

The popular Sip & Swing will occur simultaneously with the Golf Classic, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The event is open to first-time golfers or experienced players to enjoy interactive clinics featuring putting, chipping and full-swing techniques followed by a food and wine tasting.

The popular Sip & Swing is open to first-time golfers or experienced players to enjoy interactive clinics featuring putting, chipping and full-swing techniques followed by a food and wine tasting.

Southern Maryland Women’s League returns to sponsor this year’s Sip & Swing and joins forces with Zonta Club of Charles County to make an even larger impact.

The Sip & Swing has become a favorite of those participating. “We have the opportunity to socialize with others, be a part of helping to provide golfing technique lessons, but even more being an important part of raising funds to support the students at CSM to be able to concentrate on their studies and be successful,” said CSM Foundation Director Brenda Lowe, who serves as a past president, director and executive officer with Southern Maryland Women’s League.

This year’s Golf Classic will debut a unique CSM Alumni Row that will feature a flag with the graduate’s name and year of completion. The flag will be featured at CSM Foundation events throughout the year. Proceeds will benefit the CSM Alumni scholarship.

In addition to Marrick Homes, other sponsors include Corporate Sponsors of Educational Systems Federal Credit Union and Rotary Club of Charles County (La Plata); ; Mulligan Sponsors of: Community Bank of the Chesapeake, Insurance Solutions, Meinhardt Properties, Morgan Stanley, Old Line Bank and Shasho Consulting P.A. Commercial Real Estate; Community Partner Sponsors of Coldwell Banker Jay Lilly Real Estate, Nancy Hempstead of Occasions Boutique, Simpson’s Olde Towne Insurance and SMECO; Contest Sponsors of Community Bank of the Chesapeake, Marrick Homes, Precise Systems and Quality Built Homes; Beverage Cart Sponsor of Toni Zanelotti Kruszka Class of 2011; and Food and Beverage Sponsors of Bozick Distributors and Chick-fil-A of La Plata.

Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and refreshments are included with several contests, prizes and awards. Deadline to register is Aug. 2.

Sip & Swing registration begins at 10:30 a.m., with clinics at 11 a.m., food and wine tasting at 12:30 p.m. and awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased through Aug. 2.

Sponsorships are available, and include opportunities for exposure in marketing materials and social media campaigns. The deadline for sponsorship is Aug. 2. For information, contact the Development Department at 301-934-7599 or csmfoundation@csmd.edu.

Visit https://foundation.csmd.edu/news-events/golf-classic for sponsor, golfer, Alumni Row and Sip and Swing registrations. Sponsorships and golfer registration deadline is Aug. 2.

The CSM Foundation manages more than 100 scholarships that provide assistance for merit and for students in need. Scholarship categories include nursing, business, child care, criminal justice, communications, fine arts, engineering hospitality, social science, teacher education, nuclear engineering technology and general studies. In addition, students can apply for scholarships geared toward cancer survivors, adults returning to college and veterans as well as for non-credit trades and continuing education programs. Information on the CSM Foundation can be found at http://www.csmd.edu/Foundation.


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CSM Foundation Golf Classic and Sip & Swing. Aug. 15, Swan Point Yacht & Country Club, Issue. The College of Southern Maryland Foundation’s signature event, the 28th Annual Golf Classic, will feature Marrick Homes as grand tournament sponsor. The event includes continental breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments, contests, prizes, awards, and bragging rights. The popular Sip & Swing pairing a relaxed day of golf instruction and a food and wine tasting will occur simultaneously with the golf classic. All proceeds benefit CSM scholarships and athletic programs. Deadline to register is Aug. 2. For details, sponsorship levels, and more visit http://www.csmd.edu/Foundation/GolfClassic or contact the CSM Development Department at 301-934-7599 or csmfoundation@csmd.edu.

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