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Glen Mar Golf Classic Raises $33,000 for Grassroots

Holding a big check for Grassroots are (from l.) Glen Mar Senior Pastor Matt Poole, Grassroots Executive Director Andrea Ingram, Glen Mar Golf Classic leader Libby Boswell and Grassroots Board President Jeff Kassman.
Holding a big check for Grassroots are (from l.) Glen Mar Senior Pastor Matt Poole, Grassroots Executive Director Andrea Ingram, Glen Mar Golf Classic leader Libby Boswell and Grassroots Board President Jeff Kassman.

The 3rd Annual Glen Mar Golf Classic raised almost $33,000 to support the people served by Grassroots, Howard County’s round-the-clock crisis intervention center and homeless shelter. 

The event was organized by Glen Mar United Methodist Church members Libby Boswell, Phil Enstice, John D. Hampshire, Barbara Julian, Sandy Kappert and Don Lee, with support from Glen Mar Senior Pastor Matt Poole.  A team of volunteers was on-hand the day of the tourney.

The tournament attracted 108 golfers. A silent auction, organized and displayed by Janet Eagles, Bonnie Dust, John D. Hampshire, Nancy Pirritano, Debbie Wood and Alison Zuzak, included hundreds of items from local businesses and individuals. A barbeque lunch was prepared by George and Sally Dohner and Tom Connolly.

Presenting Sponsor was Ourisman Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram of Clarksville. Other major sponsors included Gold SponsorsEsther's Place, Edward and Karen Frere, Glen Mar UMC, Glen Mar UMC Thursday AM Women’s Study Group, and Bob and Bach Jeffrey. Silver Sponsors included The Columbia Bank, Crystal Steel Fabricators, Glen Mar Thursday Night Soup Group, KasCon, Koren Development Company, and David Ward. Don and Pat Lee were the Putting Contest Sponsors. Hole-in-One Car Sponsor was Ourisman Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram  of Clarksville.  Bags and snacks were provided by Wegmans.

All proceeds from the tournament were donated to Grassroots.  Grassroots provides the county’s only emergency shelter and 24-hour crisis intervention services. Professional crisis counselors staff Grassroots’ 24-hour hotline; see walk-in clients in need of immediate counseling; operate the Mobile Crisis Team, which responds to community emergencies, and manage the county's emergency shelter for homeless men, women and families.

 

For information, call 410-531-6006, or visitwww.grassrootscrisis.org.

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