We are less than two weeks away from one of my favorite days of the year – the Coalition’s 7th Annual Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament, taking place at the beautiful Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, MD on August 21st.

The Coalition hosts this charity tournament in honor of our good friend and colleague, Joe Caggiano.  Joe’s career in the government marketplace spanned 25 years, including serving seven years as COO of the Washington Management Group/FedSources, eight years of service in the Navy, and prior to his untimely passing, served as a principal at Reznick Government (now CohnReznick).

In addition to remembering and reminiscing about what a wonderful leader, father, and friend Joe was, we are also making a difference in the community with proceeds from his namesake tournament.  Tournament proceeds will once again support the Coalition’s endowment for a qualified veteran concentrating their studies in the field of US Government procurement and pursuing the JD/LLM degree or the interdisciplinary Masters degree at The George Washington University.  Joe would be very proud to know that, in a little more than three-years, the Coalition has raised over $125,000 for this scholarship.

New this year, we will be splitting the proceeds with Purple Heart Homes, which helps build and modify houses for veterans who are aging or have disabilities.  Purple Heart Homes is a 501(c)3 public charity that was founded in 2008 by John Gallina and Dale Beatty, two combat wounded veterans. Both terrific causes!

It sounds like a great cause, but…I don’t really golf!

No problem!  It’s a four-person scramble, so everyone can contribute.  If that’s not enough to convince you though, register for the Veranda Club and enjoy the day lounging on the deck at the club house overlooking the 18th hole and participate in the excellent BBQ dinner reception when the golfers finish their rounds.  Lunch and drinks will be provided throughout the day as well.  In a new twist this year, you can also participate in the Coalition’s first annual cornhole tournament!

Is it too late to sponsor a hole or register a foursome?

No!  We still have a few hole sponsorships remaining and plenty of room for single golfers and foursomes.  For sponsorship commitments or assistance with registration, please contact Matt Cahill at mcahill@thecgp.org or 202-315-1054.  Thank you to all our committed sponsors so far, especially our two Title Sponsors, Mazars and CohnReznick!

We cannot thank the procurement community enough for its generosity in helping us support veterans and honor our dear friend’s legacy!