3rd Annual Shot in the Dark Golf and Dinner Classic

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                                                                                                                                              Contact: Jocelyn Hunter
Director of Communications
(202) 454-6422, office

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind Hosts 3rd Annual
“Shot in the Dark” Dinner and Golf Classic

WHEN: Friday, May 1, 2015

1:00 PMPro-Am featuring world-renowned champion golfers who are blind and visually impaired, Phil Blackwell and Bruce Hooper

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Clinic for Novice Golfers who are blind and visually impaired, the program including dinner and entertainment, and night golf


Lakewood Country Club
13901 Glen Mill RoadRockville, MD 20850

DESCRIPTION: The mission of Shot in the Dark Golf & Dinner Classic is to further the  reach of Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind by educating the community that people who are blind or visually impaired can overcome obstacles to achieve new heights.

Preceding the classic, novice golfers who are blind or visually impaired will participate in a golf clinic hosted by nationally renowned golfers who are blind such as Bruce Hooper and Phil Blackwell. During the clinic, participants will have opportunities to learn different golf techniques, basics, and fundamentals. M.C.s for the dinner and live auction include Steve Buckhantz, Washington Wizards television Play-by-play announcer on Comcast SportsNet and Andy Pollin, Sports Director ESPN 980. The golf tournament tees off at sundown in a scramble format. The golf course will be adorned with glow sticks and glow in the dark golf balls.

WHO: Since 1900, CLB has been dedicated to helping the blind or visually impaired population of the greater Washington, D.C. region overcome the challenges of vision loss. CLB’s work enables people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to remain independent, active and productive in society. To register for the event, or to donate, click here: www.www.clb.org.

CONTACT: For more information or photo-ops, contact Jocelyn Hunter at 202-454-6422 or junter@clb.org.


About Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB)

CLB serves people of all ages who are blind, low vision, or deaf-blind living in the Greater Washington, D.C. region, by providing vision screenings, independent living skills training, support groups, job counseling and employment. Additionally, CLB provides services to our nation’s veterans, 17 percent of whom return from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan with visual impairment. Independence is our vision. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.www.clb.org.

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