CSM Annual Golf Classic Goes CSM Strong

The College of Southern Maryland’s Foundation Golf Classic will celebrate its 21st year with the ‘CSM Strong for a Stronger Southern Maryland’ campaign at Swan Point Yacht & Country Club, Aug. 16.

For more than 20 years the tournament has grown to become a signature event for CSM, raising more than $500,000 for students and programs offered at the college. The goal this year is to raise $40,000 for ‘CSM Strong’ initiatives which includes athletics, trades and energy programs, STEM and student scholarships. Co-chairing the Golf Committee this year are Joe O’Neill, of Raley, Watts & O’Neill Insurance and Financial Services, and Michelle Aughinbaugh of St. Charles Companies.

“I'm excited to be co-chair of this year's event. A successful tournament means that CSM can continue to provide a wealth of classes and other educational and higher learning opportunities that make for stronger communities in Southern Maryland. It's a pleasure and an honor to be a part of that, and I look forward to working with CSM staff and our entire committee to ensure that we have a great event,” said Aughinbaugh.

“The ‘CSM Strong for a stronger Southern Maryland’ initiative hits home for me. It is vital that our community has a partner in the development of our most precious resource – the people of our community,” said O’Neill. “The college provides an overwhelming value to our community. CSM is a great way to start anyone’s higher education and I took advantage of the college’s services when I was just starting out of high school. The college was there for me when I needed it and now I am happy to reciprocate.”

The tournament kicks off with breakfast sponsored by Burger King of Charles and St. Mary’s counties, beginning at 7:30 a.m. and is followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided by Chick-fil-A of La Plata, along with a reception including prizes after the tournament concludes. 

Sponsorships include Marrick Homes, in its 11th year as the tournament grand sponsor, Raley, Watts & O’Neill Insurance and Financial Services and Community Bank of Tri-County hosting $10,000 putting contests and Ken Dixon Automotive and All American Harley-Davidson hosting hole-in-one contests. Additional sponsors include Southern Maryland Newspapers, Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa, M. Luis, County First Bank, DRN Environmental Solutions, LLC, Facchina Construction Co., Inc., GenOn Energy, McDonald & Eudy Printers, Inc., Mark Posten Excavating, Quality Built Homes, Inc., Southern Solutions, St. Charles Companies and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. Beverages will be provided to attendees throughout the day by Royalle Services, Inc. and Bozick Distributors, Inc.

Sponsorships are still available for the Golf Classic. For information on how to become a sponsor and partner with CSM for a Stronger Southern Maryland contact Erika Abell at 301-934-7647 or eabell1@csmd.edu or visit http://www.csmd.edu/Foundation/GolfClassic.