2016 Special Golf Edition

Volume 4, Issue 2 

Special Announcements

Together 2016 – July 16
One of Project Bridges’ key strategies is to promote and demonstrate unity in the body of Christ. To that end, we want to encourage as many as possible to attend Together 2016 in Washington, D.C., on July 16. This is a day when Christians will be meeting on the National Mall in unified prayer, worship, and calling on God for a catalytic change. Please spread the word! If you would like to attend this FREE event, you can sign up and get additional info here.

Regent Bridges Seminar II
Date Change

The Regent Bridges Seminar II date has been changed from July 16 to July 23. We apologize for any inconvenience.

2016 Benefit Golf Tournament

The Scene From the Green

After days of nonstop rain, the skies cleared on May 12 for Project Bridges 8th Annual Golf Benefit. An 8:00 a.m. shotgun start launched golfers into action at the Oak Creek Golf Course in Upper Marlboro, MD, after a greeting by Pastor Johns K. Jenkins Sr., chairman of the Project Bridges board.

Eighty participants took over the 18-hole championship course, as they made their way through the winding fairways, lined by age-old oak trees. With every swing of a club, experienced and novice golfers helped Project Bridges continue in its work to empower ministries, equip Christian leaders, embrace youth & families, encourage unity, and effect community change. We thank you for your participation in our golf benefit!

2016 Benefit Golf Tournament

Course Prizes

Here’s how the top teams and individual golfers faired on the course:

1st place1st Place Trophy

Ronnie Bryant
Jeffrey Chandler
Phillip Martin
Demichio Wilson

2nd place

2nd Place Trophy

Derek Brown
Bart Casillo
Kevin Parker
Vincent Rolle

3rd place

3rd Place Trophy

Keith Chestnut
Wayne Hart
Sarah Jenkins
Cliff Jones

» Closest to the Pin Trophy – Jimmy Lewis
» Straightest Drive Trophy – Jeffrey Chandler
» Longest Drive Trophy – Keith Chestnut

Awesome Sponsors

This golf benefit would not be successful without the tremendous support of our sponsors! We want to extend a special thank you to our Presenting Sponsor – First Baptist Church of Glenarden, and our Platinum Sponsor – Spring Contracting Group. In addition, there were a number of companies and organizations that partnered with us for this effort. We invite our readers to check out the full list of sponsors and their websites here.

prizes and giveawaysPrizes & Giveaways

In case you missed the golf benefit, there was also an opportunity for participants to win some awesome prizes. In addition each golfer received an insulated gift tote and Nike golf cap. Check out the items that were given away!

Door Prizes

  • Wegman’s $50 Gift Card (Courtesy of Wegman’s Woodmore Town Center) – Sally Cox, Max Salas
  • First Watch $20 Gift Card (Courtesy of First Watch Bowie Town Center) – Gentry Barnes, John Bergersen, Brent Gilmore, and Ronnie Maynor
  • Copper Canyon $75 Gift Card (Courtesy of Grimm & Parker Architects) – Mack Cato
  • Starbucks Gift Basket (Courtesy of Starbucks Vista Gardens) – Wilbert Carroll
  • Project Bridges Golf Goodies (Courtesy of Project Bridges) – Stephen Tucker
  • Home Depot (Courtesy of Home Depot Vista Gardens) – Phil Martin

Raffle Prizes

  • Private Golf Lesson (Courtesy of Lake Presidential Golf Club) – Jeff Brooks
  • Microsoft Watch (Courtesy of Grimm & Parker Architects) – Jeffrey Chandler
  • Driver (Courtesy of Project Bridges) – Norman Simms
  • Canon Power Shot Camera (Courtesy of Office Depot, Vista Gardens) – Chris Davis

volunteersTop of the Morning Volunteers and Committee Members

We have some of the best volunteers! They got up at the crack o’ dawn with smiley faces to greet and register our golfing teams. Some even hung out on the course to ensure the game moved along smoothly. We could not have run the tournament without their faithfulness and commitment. We must recognize our spectacular volunteers:

  • Tabitha Capito
  • Emmanuel Featherstone
  • Stanley Featherstone (golf committee member)
  • Bessie Hayes
  • Patricia Jackson
  • Ella Moore
  • Tyfanni Penn
  • Cassius Priestly (golf committee chairman)
  • Gessye Safou-Mat
  • Tami Johnson, Photographer, The Marketing Showcase (While not a volunteer, per se, she does a wonderful job capturing the event and blesses us with a special Bridges-only discount!)


Rave Reviews

What a treat for Project Bridges to hold this year’s tournament at Oak Creek Golf Course! Nestled in the shadows of our nation’s capital, the setting, ambience, and location were perfect and convenient for all. Our post-golf celebration luncheon was held at The Grove Restaurant on the property. The delightful food shared among friendly competitors was the perfect way to end a wonderful event. Golfers, spectators, and volunteers had a great time!

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