Spirits were bright despite overcast skies as friends of The Asbury Foundation and Asbury Communities enjoyed a great day of golf and fellowship during the 2011 Caring Classic Tournament. On October 11, more than 125 golfers teed off at Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, Md., for the scramble-style tournament before heading to the clubhouse for the dinner and Silent Auction.
Overall, the event raised more than $72,000 for The Asbury Foundation’s Benevolent Care Funds, which are used to help residents of Asbury’s communities who have outlived their financial resources through no fault of their own. Special thanks go out to the tournament’s sponsor, Sodexo Senior Living, and Leadership sponsors Flagship Rehabilitation Services and Wagman Construction, Inc.
The Silent Auction was lively, with 85 bidders vying for such items as an iPad – which went for $475 – a Wii entertainment system, bikes, autographed sports memorabilia and tickets to sporting events. Close to $1,500 was raised through a 50/50 raffle organized by printing company Graphcom.
The tournament was lively as well, with a $25,000 prize for a hole-in-one, which went unclaimed, and awards for the winning foursome and those who shot closest to the pin and had the longest drive. The course was beautiful, the temperature perfect for a long afternoon of golf and there was plenty of laughter and good-natured ribbing to be heard at each hole. Mark Twain may have said golf was nothing but “a good walk spoiled,” but that attitude was nowhere to be found on Tuesday.