Golf tournament raises $8k

LEONARDTOWN, MD. — Leadership Southern Maryland raised nearly $8,000 for its Heritage Fund at the 4th Annual Golf Tournament held on June 3, 2016. The annual event is part of Leadership Southern Maryland's mission of networking with local leaders in a fun and beautiful setting. The funds raised allow tuition to remain at an affordable level, provides scholarships for nonprofit candidates, and supports the Teen Leadership Academy, LSM's youth program.

Swan Point Yacht & Country Club hosted 12 teams of golfers on the 18-hole championship course. Throughout the course golfers had the chance to win a 2016 Chevy Cruze, a 4-day 3-night golf vacation, Travis Mathew golf clubs, and a Travis Mathew golf outfit with a $500 web spree all sponsored by Winegardner Automotive Group.

The tournament was made a success in part by the sponsorship of many generous local businesses - Chick-fil-A La Plata, Blue Hazel Studios, Deloitte, Technology Security Associates Inc., Compass Marketing, Sharmella Riggs Independent Distributor of Initials Inc., KAIROS LLC, Helen & Ray Wernecke, Gateway Bank Mortgage Inc., Old Line Bank, Precise Systems Inc., College of Southern Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake, Imagine One, Hall's HVAC, First Command Financial Services, Dugan, McKissick, & Longmore LLC. A great thank you to our Silver Sponsors - Zenetex LLC and Ed Turbush - Edward Jones as well as the Beverage Sponsor - Primary Residential Mortgage Inc. Southern Maryland and Lunch Sponsor - Be-Athedge Consulting-John Felicitas.

The first place team represented Gateway Bank Mortgage Inc., and its players were Steve Combs, Richie Piniewski, Dave Bean, and Joe Lockman. Additionally, Steve Bishop and Todd Jubeck were recognized for closest to the pin; Dave Swift for longest drive (male); Roberta Sola for longest drive (female).

Leadership Southern Maryland's Executive Director, Helen Mattingly Wernecke said, "It is our pleasure to host an enjoyable event at a beautiful location that helps bring together folks who are eager to further the mission of making an impact in the Southern Maryland region."

Leadership Southern Maryland is designed and dedicated to educate and inspire a diverse group of current and emerging leaders to create collaborations and partnerships to impact the community needs of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties and incorporates a cross-section of the region to include diversity of geographic location, profession, ethnicity and gender. Leadership Southern Maryland is a nine-month tuition-based program.

Leadership Southern Maryland is a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service (EIN#26-2989381). Contributions are deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted by law.

For more information, please contact the Helen Mattingly Wernecke, Executive Director Leadership Southern Maryland, 240-725-5469 via email or visit

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