28th Annual DSF 'Mike Considine’ Charity Golf Outing: A little wet!

 The bridge is overtaken by the Potomac - completely underwater a few hours later. (Photo credit: Greg Valentine)

The bridge is overtaken by the Potomac - completely underwater a few hours later. (Photo credit: Greg Valentine)

The 2018 Golf Outing, held at the Lansdowne Resort on June 3, 2018, was one of the most interesting events we’ve ever had. While it had rained all weekend, we arrived to beautiful, sunny weather, a perfect day for golf. But it turned out that all that rain had filled up all the rivers that dump into the Potomac River which borders the Lansdowne Resort. After our shotgun start, the river began rising, and didnt stop! First the water rose up enough to flood the 1st and 9th holes on the Greg Norman course. But by 11am, it had flooded most of the front nine of the Norman course, making all bridges impassable. By 1pm, most of the back nine was also submerged, so for the safety of the Norman golfers, the entire golf course had to be shut down. Luckily, lunch was ready and waiting for our fearless golfers. So while it wasn’t an ideal day, it was certainly memorable for our golfers, many who ended up playing barefoot!

Overall the event was a huge fundraising success. Thanks to all of our fabulous sponsors and golfers, it was another banner year and netted $236,000 for DSF. The money raised from this event will be used to support the DSF mission of providing timely grants to those in the world-wide DS 'family' during times of hardship or crisis. (View GRANTS). Thanks to all our sponsors and friends for making this year's golf outing a smashing success! This event sold a few weeks after we opened registration. So if you plan on joining us in 2019, be sure to sign up soon! 

 There isn’t a water hazard at this hole - except today!  (Photo credit: Greg Valentine)

There isn’t a water hazard at this hole - except today!
(Photo credit: Greg Valentine)

 The river bank is normally behind the trees  (Photo credit: Greg Valentine)

The river bank is normally behind the trees
(Photo credit: Greg Valentine)


PHOTOS ARE HERE!

A special thanks to Lindsey O’Neil, wife of SA Josiah O’Neil, for spending the day with us and taking such amazing photos! Here are just a few photos. Be sure to visit our photo gallery for many more.

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A BIG THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

We can't thank our sponsors enough for their support of this event. A big shout out to our top sponsors: Sallyport, Janus & Chevron. Please check out the list of all our amazing sponsors. We had 300+ golfers, 55 sponsors, 41 Hole Sponsors and 25 In-Kind sponsors. And if your name isn't on this year's list, we hope to see your name there next year. 


CHECK OUT THE GOLF PROGRAM
Even if you couldn't make this year's event, you can still view the golf program. The program was handed out to everyone at the event and was circulated at DS Headquarters. If you'd like a copy of your own, please email us at info@dsfoundation.org


VOLUNTEERS
A huge thank you to all our volunteers. It takes a lot of hands to pull this event off, we could not do it without our volunteers. Thank you to these companies for providing us with free labor - and really amazing people!
Sallyport & GDIT along with: Belcan, ConstellisInCandence, Olgoonik, PAE, SDFCUWorld Wide Technology and X-Tec


MARK YOUR CALENDAR
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the 2019 event to be held at Lansdowne on
Monday June 3, 2019
Registration to open February 1, 2019.