Thank you to Earl Englehart, Tom Dolan, Bev and Bill Turner and all the golfers and sponsors who made this day so successful.
Once again, a very special thanks to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams who ALL donated their winnings back to Jessie's fund... an incredible display of generosity.
The tournament, sponsored by the Spring Ridge Golf League, on September 27, 2013 was a big success. We raised over $8,500! Of that total, $7,700 has been deposited in the Jessica Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund held with The Community Foundation of Frederick County and over $780 has been sent to St. Jude’s Hospital. The Community Foundation is a 501c3 corporation.
Thanks for Helping Us Meet Our Goals
We had several goals for the fundraiser this year. The first was to honor the memory of Jessie. The second was to raise awareness of safe driving practices for teens. The third goal was to support pediatric medical treatment and research. The fourth goal was to encourage appreciation for things we tend to take for granted: the love of family and friends. And, the final goal was to replenish the money in the Jessie's fund, so we can continue to offer scholarships in Jessie’s memory.
Who Gets the Scholarships
In June 2013, two $2,000 scholarships were given to Frederick County student-athletes through the Jessica Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund. The two students, Caroline Kinna from Walkersville High School and Kaylee Krietz from Catoctin High School, had excellent academic and community service histories as well as clean driving records. Caroline and Kaylee are attending Frederick Community College and Davis & Elkins College, respectively. Two additional scholarships will be awarded in June 2014.
Below are the sponsors of this year's tournament. These companies understand the true meaning of community, and literally put their money where there mouth is by showing us such unconditional support. They are listed in order by the type of business they operate.
Please review the list, and when you are in the need of something they have to offer, please consider using their services: