The weather was hot and humid on September 15, but fifty-six avid golfers joined forces with LETS GO at its Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament and Auction at the Baltimore Country Club. Over $60,000 was raised, and donations are still coming in to support underserved youth in the mid-Atlantic region, North Carolina, and Haiti find their STEM pathway to success.
Golfers and dinner guests were privileged to hear from some of our STEM Scholars—LETS GO youth who demonstrate strong interest and identity in STEM. Jaden, Khamryn, Quanye, and Lloyd shared their moving STEM journeys and future career aspirations. Today, all three have participated in workforce development opportunities with LETS GO including mentoring younger STEM Scholars as Assistant Coaches and navigating internships with prestigious STEM institutions.
The much-anticipated tournament awards followed. Curtis Huber was the winner of the longest drive, while Scott Jenkins was closest to the pin at Hole #4 and John Mastal at Hole #13. The first prize trophy for the low net was won by the foursome of Yanni Niebuhr, Mike Grim, Sara Sawyer, and Jeff Niebuhr and second prize by Jon Spivey, Matt Allen, Lane Potkin, and Jim Townsend. The low-gross trophy was awarded to the team of Rick Spivey, Joe Cowan, Tom Gramigna, and Curtis Huber. Congratulations to our winners!
The always entertaining live charity auction hosted by master of ceremonies and golf tournament co-chair, Rick Spivey took the event to great heights and inspired donors. At the close of the auction, a new donor offered a golf outing not listed in the auction line-up while a long-time donor challenged Spivey to match his bid. The pair will share the prize of a round of golf at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. The highest bid went to a round of golf at Cave Valley Golf Club.
We are thankful for the support of our sponsors: Cowan Trucking, Bruce Mortimer, Offit Kurman, The Haney Group, Cohen and Green, PA, Tom Bender, Klein & Associates, LLC, and The Cottage. We are also grateful to Jonathan Spivey for sponsoring the annual event at the Baltimore Country Club for the third year. And our appreciation goes out to Greg Jones and the entire team at the club for helping us orchestrate an event that we will not soon forget.
Additionally, we send a heartfelt thank you to Jim Arrison, Rick Spivey, the LETS GO Board members, and golf tournament foursome hosts whose time and generous contributions make this event possible. Ultimately, they achieved a 66% increase over last year’s net revenue for the event.
2022 will mark the fifth anniversary of the LETS GO charity fundraiser, and plans are underway for a spectacular fundraiser. Stay tuned for more exciting details. In the meantime, it is not too late to donate here.