Thanks to everyone who participated in, and supported, the 14th Annual Joe Williams Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82 and the Sons of The American Legion Squadron 82.

In addition to being a past Commander of Squadron 82, Joe was a long time educator and football coach in the Charles County school system and a friend to all. The tournament was held on June 21 at White Plains Golf Course with 130 golfers participating. The weather was great.

With a score of 54, the team of Mike McDonald, Kin Dickerson, Johnny Bowling and Kevin Bowen took first place honors. Second place went to the team of Chris Simpson, Jay Dove, Adam Joson and Tom Adams. Third place winners were the team of Steve Boyce, Al Johnson, Matt Davis and Greg Winkler. Winners of the men’s and women’s longest drive were Phil Cuellar and Diane Hicks, respectively. Closest to the pin winners were John Flatley, Billy Wade, Sam Bivins and Mike McDonald.

Gold sponsors included Jill and Brad Williams, the Williams family, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 82, La Plata High School, United Metro Golf Carts, Century 21 New Millennium (Jeff Sutten and Dennis Burks), Frank Arrington, Midddleton Heating & Air Conditioning, Trusted Title Services LLC, Joson Fine Jewelry & Home Boutique Inc. and FGS LLC.

Waldorf Chevrolet Cadillac, Chick-fil-A and Wawa were Silver sponsors.

Bronze sponsors included Captain John’s Crab House, Raymond Funeral Home, Babes Boys Tavern, Southern Maryland Title and Betsy, Dan, Amy, Colleen and Greg Williams.

In addition to the Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors, the following individuals and organizations made donations or donated products or services which were given as door prizes during the dinner at the post following the tournament: All Season Aire, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Apple Spice Junction, Bozick Distributors, Fitzies Marina Restaurant & Pub, Marie’s Diner, Joanie Roberts, Old Line Bank, Rucci’s Italian Deli, White Plains Golf Course, Simpson’s Olde Towne Insurance, Utz Quality Foods, La Plata Pediatrics & Women’s Health, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Target, the Green Turtle, Sammy Torres, Jeff Sutten, Texas Roadhouse, Giant, Blue Dog Saloon & Restaurant, NFCU, Colonial Liquors, Port Tobacco Marina Restaurant and Southern Maryland Martial Arts & Fitness.

Over $9,000 was raised for American Legion and community programs, including the $2,500 Sons of The American Legion Squadron 82 Veterans’ Memorial Scholarship which is awarded annually to a graduating senior of La Plata High School. Congratulations to Hannah Armstrong, the 2019 scholarship winner.

Since its beginning in 2006, the tournament has raised over $104,000. Thanks to Kevin Miga and the staff at the White Plains Golf Course for all their help.

Once again, thanks to the sponsors, the many volunteers, and everyone who participated, for making the 14th Annual Joe Williams Memorial Golf Tournament a great success.