The 4th Annual Glen Mar Golf Classic raised almost $37,000 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, Janet Engles, Phil Enstice, John Hampshire, Jr., Barbara Julian, Sandy Kappert, Don Lee, Jim Lyman and Alison Zuzak, with support from Glen Mar Senior Pastor Matt Poole. A team of volunteers was on-hand the day of the tourney.
The tournament attracted 100 golfers. A silent auction, organized and displayed by Marietta Derby, Janet Eagles, Bonnie Dust, Janet Engles, Tina Heyler, Debbie Meyer, 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 Sponsors were The Columbia Bank and Ourisman Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram of Clarksville. Other major sponsors included Gold Sponsors Eggspectation, Esther’s Place Assisted Living, George and Sally Dohner, Edward and Karen Frere, Glen Mar United Methodist Church, and Glen Mar Thursday AM Women’s Study Group. Silver Sponsors included Crystal Steel Fabricators, inc., Master Flooring and Remodeling, Glen Mar Tuesday Night Bible Soup Group, Tino’s Italian Bistro, Vector Security 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 Columbia Whole Foods Market and UTZ.
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.