Ocean City, MD – (November 2, 2017): The numbers are in after last Saturday’s 13th annual Swing for Youth Golf Open held at Eagle’s Landing Golf Course, and it looks good.
Once again the event was a huge success with 22 teams competing, and with the support of participating teams, national corporate sponsors and many generous local businesses over $25,000 was raised for local recreation programs.
“The teams during this year’s Swing For Youth Golf Open enjoyed great food and beautiful weather on the superb grounds of Ocean City’s Eagle’s Landing Golf Course,” OC Recreation Boosters President Donna Reid said. “The Boosters would like to thank the many wonderful sponsors for their support and participation. An awesome silent auction was made possible by generous merchants who donated gifts and prizes. A special thanks goes out to the golfers who really made the day fun, as well as a huge success. Lastly the Boosters would like to acknowledge the support and hard work of the Ocean City Recreation and Parks staff and Boosters members and other volunteers for their help.”
For twenty-five years, the Ocean City Recreation Boosters golf tournaments have helped raise nearly $400,000 toward recreation program costs for children. Supporters include individual golfers, as well as national corporate sponsor Coca-Cola, Esskay and new this year the Mary Jean and Oliver Travers Foundation, Inc. As well as a number of generous local partners like, Delmarva Power, General’s Kitchen, Whitman, Requardt & Associates, 84 Lumber, and long-time supporter and local businessman, Jerry Radtke.
For the record, the foursome including Sue Ellen Vickers, John Littleton, Rob Forosisky and Reagan Haldeman captured first place in this year’s tournament with the score of 111; Dan Parker, Scott Dietz, Norman Trader and Jim Krall finished second scoring 116; third place went to General’s Kitchen team that included Law Adkins, Brad Taylor, Lindwood Harmon and Loy Clements who scored 119 points;
Delmarva Power’s team came in fourth place with Susan and John Petito, John Allen and John Leitgeb scoring 120 points; and in fifth was the foursome Richard and Alyssa Bourdeaux and Steve and Mary Cornell scoring 121 points.
Next year the 14th Annual Swing for Youth Golf Open will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Help support Ocean City Recreation and Parks youth programs by becoming a sponsor or making a donation. If interested contact Kate Gaddis at 410-250-0125 or Bob Croll at 410-213-7277.