CSM Plans 23rd Golf Classic, Aug. 14

The College of Southern Maryland’s Foundation Golf Classic will celebrate its 23rd year at Swan Point Yacht & Country Club

Former Orioles’ Catcher Rick Dempsey to Be Celebrity Golfer

The College of Southern Maryland’s Foundation Golf Classic will celebrate its 23rd year at Swan Point Yacht & Country Club, Aug. 14, and will include celebrity guest, former Baltimore Orioles catcher Rick Dempsey.

The tournament is a signature event for CSM, raising more than $700,000 for students and programs offered at the college. The goal this year is to raise $40,000 for CSM Foundation initiatives which includes athletics and student scholarships for credit and non-credit workforce development programs. Co-chairing the golf committee this year are Foundation Director and CSM 1987 alumna Chris Rush and Mark Posten, owner of Mark Posten Excavating Company.

“It is my honor to be partnering with the college to raise much-needed funds to help our students achieve their full academic potential through this event, which is recognized as one of the finest golf events. We’re really excited this year to have the respected Rick Dempsey from the Baltimore Orioles join us as our celebrity guest for the day,” said Rush.

 As the Golf Classic’s celebrity guest, Dempsey will be talking with golfers throughout the day as they play through the course. Former Baltimore Orioles catcher and 1983 World Series MVP, Dempsey is considered the greatest defensive catcher of his era. He is in his fourth year as a member of the Orioles broadcast team after spending five years on the club's coaching staff.

“I am pleased to have the opportunity to assist the CSM Foundation with raising funds for scholarships and athletics. This is always a fun and first-class event and the participation of Rick Dempsey should make it an entertaining day for everyone,” said Posten.

The tournament kicks off with breakfast sponsored by Burger King of Charles and St. Mary’s counties as well as Safeway of La Plata, beginning at 7:30 a.m. and is followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided followed by a closing reception including remarks by Dempsey and prizes. 

The day will include a silent auction featuring vacations, golf trips and other exclusive items. Sponsors include Marrick Homes, in its 13th year as the tournament grand sponsor, Raley, Watts & O’Neill Insurance and Community Bank of the Chesapeake hosting $10,000 putting contests and Toyota of Waldorf hosting the hole-in-one contests. Closest-to-the-pin sponsors include Bill Waugh and Associates Insurance Agency, and Educational Systems Federal Credit Union.

Additional sponsors include Southern Maryland Newspapers, DRN Environmental Solutions, LLC, Brookfield Residential, Mark Posten Excavating, Facchina Construction Company, Inc., Bozick’s Distributors, Inc., Royalle Dining Services, Inc., Burger King of Charles and St. Mary’s counties, and Safeway of La Plata.

Beverages will be provided to attendees throughout the day by Royalle Services, Inc. and Bozick Distributors, Inc.

 “As a CSM alum and an avid golf fan, I have joined the CSM team in an effort to raise more money for our youth,” said Chris Hood, who has played on Golf Classic winning teams in the past. “I promise you that this is a great event and one of the best scramble golf tournaments in the state. There are tons of giveaways and contests, and food. If you plan to do one charitable golf tournament this year, this is the one for you.”

Golfers may register as a team or individually. Deadline for registration is Aug. 1. To register as a golfer or for information on how to become a sponsor and partner with CSM contact Erika Abell at 301-934-7647 or eabell1@csmd.edu or visit http://www.csmd.edu/Foundation/GolfClassic. To see highlights from last year’s event, visit http://youtu.be/BDqKgbL3jUo.



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CSM Annual Golf Classic. 9 a.m., Aug. 14. Swan Point Yacht & Country Club, 11550 Swan Point Boulevard, Issue. The College of Southern Maryland Foundation presents the annual Golf Classic tournament with Marrick Homes in its 13th year as tournament sponsor. Proceeds to benefit CSM athletics and student scholarships for credit and workforce development programs. Sponsorships available. Deadline for golfer registration is Aug. 1. 301-934-7647, eabell1@csmd.edu or http://www.csmd.edu/Foundation/GolfClassic.