CSM President Dr. Maureen Murphy, second from right, visits with the CSM Hawk and, from left, CSM soccer players Heather Julian and Taya Smith and, far right, CSM Assistant Soccer Coach Simon French at the beginning of the 26th Annual Golf Classic at the Swan Point Yacht and Country Club on Aug. 10., 2017.

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.

“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.
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.