Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind to Host the 2nd Annual Shot in the Dark Golf and Dinner Classic
Friday July 11, 2014 beginning at 5 PM
Woodmont Country Club
1201 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
Registration is Open Today!
On the evening of Friday, July 11, 2014, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB) will host its 2nd Annual Shot in the Dark Golf & Dinner Classic at Woodmont Country Club. This year’s event is co-chaired by Tony Pica and Michael Haddad, both of Capital One Bank.
Preceding the tournament, novice golfers who are blind or visually impaired will participate in a golf clinic hosted by nationally renowned Bruce Hooper and Phil Blackwell who are both National Blind Golf Champions. During the clinic, participants will have opportunities to learn the fundamentals of golf.
Silent Auction, Dinner and Entertainment
Entertainment for the evening will be facilitated by celebrities, Steve Buckhantz, Washington Wizards TV play-by-play announcer, and Andy Pollin, ESPN 980 sports director. Mario Bonds, an entertainer who is visually impaired, chosen from over 55,000 applicants as one of the final 14 selected for NBC Universal’s 2012 broadcast of the critically acclaimed “The Glee Project Season 2” (a singing, dancing, and acting series on the Oxygen Network), will perform live with his band.
Beginning shortly before sunset is a 9 hole, scramble format tournament. The course and the balls will “Glow in the Dark” and there will be prizes for the top golfers. Additionally there will be a hole-in-one, closest to the pin, and longest drive contest. Golfers will also have the opportunity to outdrive a blind golfer at certain holes.