Golf Tourney Raises Over
$18,000 for Scholarships
by John Moffa,
DVM, 2012 Golf Chairman
The Maryland Veterinary Foundation
held its 20th Annual Golf Classic May 23 at Mountain Branch Golf
Course in Harford County. It turned out to be a huge success.
The foundation raised over $18,000 for its general scholarship
fund that provides financial support for Maryland residents in
It was a great day for golf and
camaraderie. More than 90 golfers hit the links by 9:30 a.m. and
the rains held off until after dinner when it was time to leave.
All the feedback we have received so far is greatly positive and
plans are already in the works for next year’s event.
After 19 years in Ocean City and
Rocky Gap, the golf committee decided to have our “classic”
off-site and away from MVMA’s Summer Conference location. It
became increasingly difficult to get sponsors and golfers from
our list of conventioneers. We needed to expand our pool of
participants and donors so as to include all those who might
want to support veterinary education and the Maryland Veterinary
Our choice was a good one. Not only
did we have more golfers than ever and raised more money for the
foundation than any other single event, but we found that most
of our players were not associated directly with veterinary
medicine. We attracted golfers (and non-golfing helpers) of all
ages and abilities who truly were there not just to hit a small
ball all day, but to help out a good cause.
Our golf classic had 30 hole
sponsors, 16 prize providers, and 11 large donors who gave
$1,000 or more. We had more than a dozen non-golfers who came to
assist wherever needed and get in on the food and silent auction
items. We raffled off everything from Ravens memorabilia, to
golf balls, to vacations in North Carolina. It seemed like
everyone left Harford County with a little something extra.
The golf committee worked extremely
hard to pull off this successful undertaking. I want to thank my
“posse” of Drs. Dick Streett, Carvel Tiekert. Greg Svaboda, John
Brooks, Eric Boshoven and, in particular, next year’s chairman
Dr. Zaun Kligge.
Our 21st annual tournament set for
2013 promises to be bigger and better than ever. My sincere
thanks go out to all those who helped make our golf tournament
both fun and financially successful for the Maryland Veterinary