The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc), a nonprofit committed to transforming lives for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), announced today that the 22nd annual Tee It Up for The Arc golf tournament raised over $110,000 – a new high for the event.
The tournament, postponed from May 2020 due to the pandemic, took place on Monday at The Golf Club at South River. Ben Harries of BGC/Gardiner & Gardiner chaired the event for the second year in a row.
“We are very grateful for the support of the community, which was a critical part of the success of Tee It Up for The Arc,” said Jonathon Rondeau, President & CEO, The Arc. “Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the community really embraced us, and embraced this event, allowing us to raise much needed revenue for our programs and services.”
The tournament raised over $30,000 more than in 2019, and sold out in just under 48-hours. The Arc’s staff and The Golf Club at South River made significant changes to the tournament to ensure social distancing measures and to keep all golfers and staff as safe as possible.
“I am very grateful to the community for stepping up to help a great organization, like The Arc,” said Ben Harries, Owner of BGC/Gardiner & Gardiner and Chair of Tee It Up for The Arc. “I am incredibly proud of this year’s tournament – both the golfers and the staff of The Arc made the best of a challenging situation – and I’m excited that we raised a lot of money for people with I/DD,” Harries said.
The tournament’s winning team was the D’Camera group, with a score of 58. You can view photos from the tournament, here.