Greater Washington Region Golf Tournament is a Hole in One for Heart Health

Golf lovers from across the greater DC region polished off their best clubs and joined the American Heart Association (AHA) Greater Washington Region for its 37th annual Golf Tournament, raising over $167,000 to advance cardiovascular research, education and programming.

Thirty foursomes comprised of organizations and individuals from a variety of industries joined us at the Woodmont Country Club on Monday, May 23 to kick their week off with fun, fellowship, and some spirited competition on the golf course.

The morning started with a breakfast, chipping contest, and opening remarks from Golf Tournament Chairs Brigette Perry of THEYA Healthcare and Rich Sawchak of Hypori before teams departed to the north and south courses for 18 holes of golf. Throughout the course, golfers participated in a variety of exciting challenges including our hole-in-one and closest-to-the-pin contests.

Golf Committee member Regina Rink shares her story with tournament participants.

Following a day of golf, participants gathered for a post-game reception and dinner during which Golf Committee member Regina Rink honored the life and legacy of her husband Terence who passed away unexpectedly in 2019 while recovering from a sudden cardiac arrest. An avid golfer, this year’s closest-to-the-pin contest memorialized the memory of Terence. Read their story on our blog.

The program concluded with recognizing our tournament champions for their support and skills on the golf course.

North Course Team Winners: Brian Cotter, Jay Farmer, Adam Shreiner & Connor Steward

South Course Team Winners: David Blake, Scott Bowmaster, Chris Shelton & Steve Woodell

North Course Longest Drive: Justin Cramer

South Course Longest Drive: Chris Shelton

North Course Closest to the Pin: Jason Campbell

South Course Closest to the Pin: Alex Hancock

“In the past six years, Golf Tournament participants have raised over $1.7 million to save and improve lives across the globe. This is truly a testament to the tremendous generosity of our 2022 Golf Chairs, Committee members, participants, and sponsors,” Soula Antoniou, Executive Director of the AHA, Greater Washington Region said. “Thank you for living the mission through movement on the golf course and for relentlessly pursuing a world of longer, healthier lives.”

The tournament was made possible by the support of local sponsors including Avison Young, BXP, Capitol Petroleum Group, Carlyle, CPG, Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Grant Thornton, JBG Smith, KPMG, LiUNA!, Marsh & McLennan Agency, Mid Atlantic Power, RSM, Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., Tishman Speyer, Two Six Technologies, UBS, USI, Wiley, Barbara Werther, Bill Walsh, Dave Humpton, Earle Layman, Jepsen Consulting, John Mullenholz, Rich Sawchak, and Somsak Chivavibul.

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