The day was off to a great start on Monday, May 1st, as clients and friends of the firm made their way to the registration table on the patio of the Argyle Country Club in Silver Spring, Maryland for our firm’s 25th anniversary Golf for Charity event. The display table was filled with golf balls, prizes to be raffled, and Under Armour golf shirts, with smiling faces all around.
As participants rounded the entrance to the tournament, they were met with representatives from the two silver anniversary tournament beneficiaries, including Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children’s (CASA) Executive Director Pam Ryan, and The Independence Fund’s Community Outreach Director Donald McAlister. Upon arrival, attendees also had the opportunity to check out one of The Independence Fund’s high-tech all-terrain wheelchairs, courtesy of Pennsylvania-based manufacturer TracFab.
Despite early worries over cloudy skies, the day turned out to be beautiful with wind cooling off the heat on the course. A full field of 132 golfers teed off in a shotgun start, taking part in contests and raffles along the way. A dinner and awards ceremony followed the day’s activities, featuring speeches by representatives of our two beneficiaries, who delivered motivating words for the important strides that their organizations were making: The Independence Fund enhancing the lives of veterans and their caregivers, and CASA offering support and hope to neglected and abused children.
The success of this year’s event allowed Lanigan, Ryan to fund the donation of an all-terrain wheelchair and trailer to a deserving wounded veteran through The Independence Fund and donate $5,000 to support the needs of the 76,756 CASA volunteers changing children’s lives every day.
We remain in awe of the generous support that we have received from friends, clients, and family of the LRMD team and we are incredibly grateful for the opportunities that we have had to support the organizations aiding our community through our Golf for Charity tournament for the past 25 years. We owe our success to the many participants, sponsors, and tournament enthusiasts that return year after year.
A big thank you goes out to everyone who has joined us on this journey over the past 25 years, and here’s to another 25 years of having fun, doing good.
Congratulations to our winners:
Closest to the Pin
• Hole #5 – Jorge Espinosa (6’11”)
• Hole #7 – Jim Stamer (10’4″)
• Hole #13 – Mike Pybus (5’1″)
• Hole #17 – Brent Nickens (3’7″)
• Hole #1 – Will Hellams
• Hole #6 – Tim Moorstein
• Hole #10 – Nick Bentley
• Hole #11 – Jill Burk
• Len Mangiaracina
• Grady Lincalis
• Richard Bantyn
• Trevor Garner
• Eric Steinmiller
• Kevin Doyle
• Jamie Mallinson
• Jon Paul
Low Team – 59 (won in match of cards)
• Scott Simpson
• John Haley
• Steve Staton
• Trevor Garner
2nd Low Team – 59
• Nick Ey
• Tim Moorstein
• Scott Garganus
• Tim McCarthy
3rd Low Team – 61 (won in match of cards)
• Greg McVeigh
• Brent Wells
• Pat Dean
• Jim Stamer
More About This Year’s Beneficiaries:
Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children is a network of nearly 1,000 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. Volunteer advocates offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care. A child with a CASA volunteer is half as likely to re-enter the foster care system and more likely to succeed in school. To learn more about CASA, visit casacis.org.
The Independence Fund’s mission is to empower severely wounded veterans and their caregivers to take control of their lives. They provide the resources and tools that enable veterans to work through their physical, mental and emotional wounds and regain their independence. Additionally, they offer caregivers the means to build strong networks and receive the emotional and physical support they need. To learn more about The Independence Fund, visit independencefund.org.