Rockville, Maryland—On Monday, June 3, nearly 100 golfers, friends and supporters celebrated the 22nd anniversary of golfing for TLC and raised over $75,000 at the 22nd Annual TLC Golf Classic. The event benefits TLC—The Treatment and Learning Centers, a local, private non-profit organization that provides educational, therapeutic and employment services to over 2,000 children and adults with special needs each year.
Since 1991, the Golf Classic has raised more than $1 million dollars for TLC. Funds raised provide essential scholarships for students to attend TLC’s Katherine Thomas School, subsidies for consumers with minimal or no health insurance who receive outpatient services, technology upgrades and other critical resources. This year KTS Class of 2012 graduate Russell spoke about his experiences at KTS and the impact assistive technology had on his education.
Golfers played in a 4-player step aside scramble format at Bretton Woods in Germantown. Bretton Woods also welcomed 30 students and 15 staff from KTS Middle School for a morning of complimentary miniature golf, lunch and an afternoon swim to help them celebrate the end of the school year. While the weather started off stormy, skies cleared in time for tee off.
Following tournament play, golfers enjoyed cocktails and dinner as well as a live and silent auction. TLC Board Member and Event Planning Committee Member John Bogasky served as the evening’s emcee and states, “My family has been associated with TLC for over 11 years. Working with TLC, I am regularly reminded of their dedication and commitment to improve lives and expand possibilities for individuals and their families. Working with this event is an honor and I am happy to do it.” Other volunteers include the rest of the event planning committee including John Bogasky, Brian Frank, Jeff Richards, Ed Harrington, and Jennifer Hildebrand, as well as 15 event day volunteers.
TLC thanks our generous sponsors whose support made this event possible: Platinum Sponsors, Giant Food and Pepco; Silver Sponsors Rockville Fuel and Feed, GEICO, Miles & Stockbridge, PNC Bank, Omnitec Inc., Wintergreen Financial Services and Sharp; Cart Sponsor Omnitec, Inc.; Dinner Sponsor Jim and Donna Dixon in honor of Alex Dixon; Cocktail Hour Sponsor Transwestern; Auction Sponsor Telesis; Hole Sponsors Stan and Cyndi Gutkowski and Limbach.