News // May 13, 2019

2019 DC Golf Tournament: 25 Years of Success

  • Jennifer Crowley Fyke

Back in 1995, Coast Guard Foundation board members in the Washington, D.C. area hosted their first of many golf tournaments -- twenty-five to be precise--to raise funds for Coast Guard Foundation scholarships. That first tournament was organized by directors Brian Pemberton, retired Rear Admiral Ed Gilbert, and Herb Taylor, who all volunteered to kick-start the effort. A full field of 144 golfers signed up and $25,000 was raised at the inaugural event to support the Foundation’s dependent scholarship program.

By the close of this year’s May 6 event, which featured 92 golfers teeing off at the Fairfax Army Navy Country Club, another $90,000 had been raised, bringing the quarter century total to more than $2.3 million.

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RADM Ed Gilbert, USCG (Ret.), RADM Jim Olson, USCG (Ret.) with ADM Karl Schultz, USCG Commandant

We are grateful to our great team of volunteers and our many supporters who join us for this annual golf tournament. It has proven to be both a great cause and a lot of fun.

In particular, we extend our appreciation to our corporate underwriters, Lockheed Martin and Verizon.

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RADM Jim Olson, USCG (Ret.), Coast Guard Foundation board member, serves as our golf tournament coordinator and commits his time and resources to organizing this event that always draws an enthusiastic and generous crowd.

Admiral Karl Schultz, Commandant of the Coast Guard and MCPOCG Jason Vanderhaden here on hand to congratulate the golfers for their successful day of golf.

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