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Hospice broke fundraising record with golf tournament, offers pet-loss program too


Hospice of the Chesapeake’s Golf Committee stands on the putting green before the start of the tournament. Pictured from left are Tom Howell, Nicole LaPier, Scott Mielke, Delegate Brian Chisholm, Ken Stanley, Alan Levy, Randy Pleasant, Tom Hogan, Lou Zagarino, Pat Taylor, Laura Toskov, Tony Toskov and Gene Wetzel. Not pictured, Charlie Bagley, Doug DeVaughn, Brian Flynn, Charlie Priola, John Warner Sr., and Jimmy Wilburn.

PASADENA, MD-- After having to postpone last year’s tournament and facing event restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the success of this year’s Hospice of the Chesapeake Golf Tournament faced a lot of obstacles. To the committee that plans this event, it was a challenge they eagerly accepted. Their hard work helped to make the 2021 Golf Tournament the most successful in its history.


A long list of sponsors and golfers helped raise more than $200,000 for the nonprofit that serves Anne Arundel, Charles and Prince George’s counties, $35,000 more than when it was last held in 2019. No doubt the venue and a perfect-weather day filled with food, drinks and giveaways helped to make it another record-breaking year.


Held Sept. 30 at Queenstown Harbor Golf Course, the tournament offered hospitality that began with an omelet bar in the morning, oysters and shrimp along with grilled lunch at the turn and an awards banquet to cap off the day.


The great success of this tournament was made possible by the generous support of its sponsors: All Green Management, Masters Sponsor; First National Bank, Greenberg Gibbons and The Michael Stanley Foundation as Presenting Sponsors; and Brown’s Toyota of Glen Burnie, Carpet and Wood Floor Liquidators, Charter Financial, Crescent Cities Charities, Inc, Tech USA, Waterfront Engineering, Design and Construction, Inc., and Whitehall Management as Heritage Harbor Sponsors.


The event is planned by the Hospice of the Chesapeake Golf Committee, an incredible group of volunteers who try to outdo their efforts each year to create a memorable outing focused on supporting the programs and services the nonprofit provides for those living with and affected by advanced illness. Judging by this year’s fundraising success, they once again surpassed all expectations.


Also, for adults mourning the loss of a beloved animal friend, Chesapeake Life Center will offer its free Pet Loss Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 13. This workshop is in partnership with Perfect Pet Resort and will be held in person at their location at 840 W. Bay Front Road, Lothian, Maryland.


It will include a welcome, a time to share individual stories, an introduction to the grief process, an art activity to honor your beloved pet, brainstorming and suggestions for healthy coping.


Per Center for Disease Control and Anne Arundel County guidelines, the number of people allowed to participate is limited to allow for physical distancing. Face masks must be worn at all times. Childcare is not provided, and children are not permitted.


Registration is required and can be completed online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pet-loss-workshop-tickets-172308307787. For questions, contact 888-501-7077 or griefinfo@chesapeakelifecenter.org.


Visit www.hospicechesapeake.org/events for a complete listing of in-person and virtual groups and workshops for adults and children.


--compiled from press releases