16th Fall Golf Classic a Huge Success

BERLIN- More than 170 golfers came out to support Atlantic General Hospital during the 16th Annual Fall Golf Classic in late September, which raised more than $98,000 for the hospital’s foundation.

“We are extremely pleased with the level of community support for this year’s event,” said Amy Unger, director of development at Atlantic General Hospital. “Even in the current economy, we raised roughly $6,000 more than last year. This turnout is extremely important for a not-for-profit hospital, as we rely on our donors to continue to provide new services and the quality care everyone has learned to expect.”

This year’s winners in the best ball format were teams representing Goody Hill Groundwork, Carousel Resort Hotel and Condominiums and Wilmington Trust. Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Delmarva Power, and Coastal Drug Pharmacy were winners for the scramble. John Leighton won first place in the 50/50 putting contest, winning $395. Congratulations to Herb Geary for winning the 50/50 drawing of $825.

The winners for Closest to Pin-Newport Bay, were Kevin Smith, 5’10” and Rick Hodge, 8’4”. Closest to Pin-Seaside winners were Todd Bescak, 5’5” and Cheryl Nottingham, 3’4”. The Grand Prize, by lottery, went out to Calvin B. Taylor Bank.

The success of the classic is in large part due to Carousel Resort Hotel and Condominiums, title sponsor once again this year, and the event’s other generous sponsors. Sysco Eastern Maryland, and John Tilghman were gold sponsors. Wilmington Trust was a silver sponsor. Bronze sponsorships were provided by Peninsula Radiology Professional Services, and Global Credit Network, LLC.

A full-course dinner was donated by Carrabba’s Italian Grill and Eunice Sorin sponsored lunch; Delmarva Collections sponsored the Newport Bay Hospitality Cart and Pepsi Bottling Ventures sponsored the Seaside Hospitality Cart. Shenanigans Irish Pub & Grille sponsored the reception. Dough Roller was a Newport Bay cart/greens fees sponsor, and PNC Bank and RE/MAX Premier Properties were Seaside cart/greens fees sponsors. Silberstein Insurance Group was the golf ball sponsor, and the Hole-In-One sponsors were Barrett Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Harley Davidson.

For more information about this year’s tournament or how to become a sponsor for the 2010 Fall Golf Classic, contact the Development Office at 410-641-9858.