Greater Washington Region Golf Tournament Saves and Improves Lives One Swing at a Time

Golf lovers, business leaders and health advocates came together for a day of fun, fellowship and philanthropy at the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region’s 38th annual Golf Tournament.

Golf Co-chairs Jay Farmer and Brigette Perry welcome foursomes.

The event teed off on Monday, May 1 at the Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD and was made possible through the support of our 2023 Golf Tournament Co-chairs Brigette Perry, Director of National Accounts for BW Health Group; Jay Farmer, Executive Managing Director, Brokerage for JLL; and Executive Leadership Team members including:

Chad Thompson, USI

Daniel Basca, KPMG

Earle Layman

Gerry Jepson, Jepson Consulting

Jeffery Verity, USI

Mike Rickard, Marsh McLennan Agency

Chivavibul Somsak

Barbara Werther, Samek | Werther | Mills, LLC

Matthew Pallo, SunTrust Bank

Rich Sawchak, SPA

Regina Rink

Stroke survivor Lee Stroy shares his story with Golf Tournament attendees.

Foursomes started their day with a breakfast, chipping contest and opening remarks then departed to the renowned North Course – home of over 40 U.S. Open Championship qualifiers – for 18-holes of golf and exciting challenges including our hole-in-one and closest-to-the-pin contests.

After a brisk spring morning on the green, teams returned to the clubhouse for a post-golf reception, awards, and closing remarks featuring local stroke survivor Lee Stroy.

The following individuals and teams were recognized as the 38th annual tournament champions.

First Place Team: Harry Klaff, Jonathan Danziger, Sam Werner & Evan Lederberg

Second Place Team: Marty Cummings, Donnie Scott, Dan McCarthy & Fred Smoot

Third Place Team: Jeffery Verity, Dan Pennington, Mike Yasek & Anthony McNamara

Longest Drive – Hole 9 Male: Ross Bender

Longest Drive – Hole 9 Female: Brigette Perry

Longest Drive – Hole 17 Male: Evan Lederberg

Longest Drive – Hole 17 Female: Tamara Biener

Closest to the Pin – Hole 6: Dan Muse

Closest to the Pin – Hole 13: Donnie Scott

“Our tournament goes beyond the game of golf; it’s about saving lives and giving people everywhere the chance for a healthier future. Thank you to the exceptionally generous individuals and organizations who unite together each year in their love of golf and passion for making a difference,” said Soula Antoniou, Senior Executive Director, American Heart Association. “You are all testaments to the far-reaching impact of our lifesaving work.”

Sign listing sponsorshipsThank you to our local sponsors including Capitol Petroleum Group, USI, John Mullenholz, The Alliance Group, Avison Young, Baird, Blake Real Estate, Boston Properties, Brookfield Properties, Cordia, Danaher, Earle Layman, Grant Thornton, Idemia, JBG Smith, JLL, LIUNA, Lockton, Marsh & McLennan Agency, Mid-Atlantic Power, Rich Sawchak, RSM US LLP, Samek | Werther | Mills, LLC, Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., TwoSix Technologies, Wells Fargo, Wiley Rein and more!

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