Rich Sawchak of HYPORI and Brigette Perry of THEYA Healthcare to Co-Chair the 37th Annual Greater Washington Region Golf Tournament

The American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, welcomes Rich Sawchak and Brigette Perry as Co-Chairs of the 37th annual Greater Washington Region Golf Tournament.

Rich Sawchak of HYPORI

Sawchak currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for HYPORI, a virtual mobility software company with local offices in McLean, VA, and Perry is the Regional Vice President of Sales for THEYA Healthcare. As the Golf Committee Co-Chairs, they unite our community to advance cardiovascular research, boost physical and emotional health, and save more lives.

“Each year, tournament participants share their love of golf to get active, move more and celebrate the AHA’s mission,” Sawchak said. “I am thrilled to chair this event for a second year and am passionate about inspiring others to raise funds in the fight against heart disease and stroke.”

The tournament is a captain’s choice scramble that “tees off” at 8:30 a.m. on May 23, 2022, at the Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD and features 18-holes of golf, a silent auction, raffle items, exciting challenges, breakfast, a post-event awards dinner, and more!

As one of the most premier clubs in our region, the Woodmont Country Club is recognized for its prestigious courses, which have hosted many distinguished golf events, including the 2020 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships. Each year, senior-level executives from across the metropolitan DC area bring their best golf clubs and passion for the sport to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke.

Brigette Perry of THEYA Healthcare

“We invite you to join us for a day of fun and fellowship on the golf course,” Perry said. “The passion and excitement you bring to the tournament are felt beyond the game with each dollar raised to support the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association.”

The 2022 tournament is specifically dedicated to the Go Red for Women campaign and raising funds and awareness to fight heart disease in women. For more information or to register a foursome, visit or contact Claude John at

“Through the vision and dedication of volunteer leaders like Rich and Brigette, the American Heart Association is empowering communities and changing the way we fight heart disease and stroke,” Soula Antoniou, Executive Director of the AHA, Greater Washington Region said. “The groundbreaking science and innovations made possible through events like the Golf Tournament are saving and improving lives across the globe.”

The Golf Tournament is possible with the support of our local sponsors including Baird, Capitol Petroleum Group, CPG, Cross Country Consulting, Danaher, Epsire, The Hartford, The Ilex Group, JLL, KPMG, LiUNA!, Marsh & McLennan Agency, Mid Atlantic Power, Novetta Solutions, RSM, Siegfried, UBS, UnitedHealthcare, USI, Vidoori, Somsak Chivavibul, Anthony David, Tim Gillis, Dave Humpton, Earle Layman, Steven A. Lerman, John Mullenholz, Anthony Rizzo, Barbara Werther, and Acie Vickers.

Plans are evolving and this event will be held in accordance with CDC and local health guidance. For more information, visit