Media Advisory: Shot in the Dark: Friday, May 13, 2016


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

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind to Host 4th Annual Shot in the Dark Golf Classic and Casino Night

Event to Raise Awareness about the Capabilities of People with Vision Loss

WHEN: Friday, May 13, 2016
1:00 PM – 18-hole scramble where golfers will enjoy opportunities to play against World Champion Blind Golfers, Mark Arnold, Phil Blackwell, and Bruce Hooper.

5:30 PM – 9:30 PM Clinic for Novice Golfers who are blind and visually impaired, the program including dinner and fun gaming, and the Shot in the Dark competition

WHERE: Bretton Woods
15700 River Road
Germantown, MD 20874

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:

CONTACT: For more information or photo-ops, contact Jocelyn Hunter at 202-454-6422 or

About Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB)
Founded in 1900, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind is the only organization of its kind to provide life-changing skills and services to clients who are blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind members of the greater Washington region. Through vision-health screenings, a mobile eye care unit, independent living skills training, community support groups for youth and adults, career counseling and job placement, CLB enables clients to reclaim personal and professional independence by learning to navigate mobility and employment challenges that arise from vision loss. CLB manages 12 government contracts, employing blind members of greater D.C. and has served Washington DC’s blind and visually impaired community with life-changing resources for 115 years. For additional information, visit

Media Advisory: Shot in the Dark: Friday, May 13, 2016