Towne Spotlight: Local Business and Community News of Anne Arundel County August 2016
Aug 01, 2016 11:30AM
● By Cate Reynolds
Walk the Walk Foundation Fundraises in a Fun WayThis past May 12th, the Walk the Walk Foundation held its first annual fundraising event at the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre in Crofton/Gambrills. Several hundred participants come to the “block party,” which featured kid’s activities, food, and music. Altogether, proceeds and funds raised from the event will be applied to the foundation’s mission of “Making a difference in the lives of people and communities in need through our Walk of Christmas, Back to School, and Diaper programs” and vision “to use the foundation’s resources to create a cycle of giving where our outreach inspires those on the giving and receiving end to lend a hand to their others.” For more information, visit wtwf.org.
Chesapeake BaySavers Golf Tourney Raises $$$More than 175 golfers descended on Queenstown Harbor to participate in the Chesapeake BaySavers Fourth Annual Golf Tournament on May 13th. The scenic, critically-acclaimed Lakes and River courses provided a scenic backdrop for the most successful event in the organization’s history, raising nearly $100,000 to support the BaySavers’ ongoing efforts to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay.
This year’s event featured a beat-the-pro contest, a chance to win a car and boat, as well as a barbecue and live auction following the round. Featuring bagpiper music in the morning and a steel drum band in the afternoon, the tournament was a success due to the support of its 46 sponsors, which included The Law Offices of Evan K. Thalenberg, ClearShark H2O, Mackenzie Management, M&T Bank, Moran Insurance, The Iron Rooster, KING Auto, Chesapeake Surgical, Red Coats Global Care, Waterfront Marine, Graul’s Market, The Venable Foundation, The Davis Group, and many others.
Evan Thalenberg, Co-Founder and Board President of the Chesapeake BaySavers, kicked off the event with brief remarks, emphasizing the legislative successes of the BaySavers and their impact on the Bay.
“The Chesapeake Bay is a wonderful natural resource—and our goal is to protect and restore it for generations to come. Just this past year, we helped lead the charge to pass some of the most important pieces of legislation in the history of the Bay, and we’ve been able to do that because of the support of the people here today. Thank you for helping us to protect this natural treasure for generations to come!” For more information, visit chesapeakebaysavers.org.