Tower Federal Credit Union’s 30th Annual Tower Classic Golf Tournament raised $28,000 to benefit the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore.
The tournament was held June 15 under sunny skies at Renditions Golf Club in Davidsonville, Md. With 45 sponsors and 144 golfers, the 2012 Tower Classic was the credit union’s most successful to date.
“We are thrilled this year’s Tower Classic was so successful and the golfers had a good time for a great cause,” says Richard Brake, Tower Federal’s executive vice president and the event’s master of ceremonies. “This being the tournament’s 30th year makes it even more special. We especially appreciate the support of our sponsors and fellow credit unions, who donated generously to this year’s event.”
Major event sponsors included Fidelity Information Services, PW Campbell, CUNA, MasterCard International, RBC Wealth, Network Management Group, and Prime Alliance.
Proceeds from the event, along with sponsor donations, raised $18,000. CO-OP Financial Services donated an additional $10,000 through its Miracle Match program, bringing the day’s total to $28,000.
Miracle Match is a philanthropic matching program that encourages credit unions, chapters, and leagues to create and participate in local Children’s Miracle Network fundraisers. This is the fourth consecutive year that the Tower Classic received matching funds.
Brake says the golf tournament has evolved over the years from a casual social outing for Tower Federal board members and senior management to a major fundraising event. The Tower Classic now brings in over $25,000 annually to help sick children and their families.
Since 1998, the Tower Classic has raised over $200,000 for the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.
Pictured above (from left) are Tower Federal board member Charles Nossick; Dick Marshall, former Tower Federal internal auditor; Richard Brake, Tower Federal’s executive vice president; and George Cumberledge, Tower Federal’s board chairman.