Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, with shammies and mashies in hand, duffers and pros alike will descend upon the beautiful Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, Maryland for the Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament!  This annual charity event honors the memory of our good friend and colleague, Joe Caggiano, taken too soon from us nine years ago.  In his name, the Coalition has raised funds for veterans causes, including nearly $150,000 toward an endowment for qualified veterans concentrating their studies in the field of US Government procurement and pursuing the JD/LLM/MSL degree at The George Washington University Law School.  The good this event has done would not be possible without the contributions of the procurement community in helping us support veterans and honor Joe’s legacy.  For this reason, if you have not done so already, we ask that you join us again for what promises to be an excellent opportunity for fellowship and a little friendly competition.

Plus, this year, in addition to a performance by a bagpiper in traditional garb, we have been promised an appearance by none other than Coalition President Roger Waldron, donning a kilt and tam in honor of the event (with a commitment to wear undergarments).  An homage to the historical home of modern-day golf, Roger promises to approach the fairway like William Wallace rising to the Battle of Stirling Bridge.  Those with equal confidence should feel free to don their kilts and compete with Roger for what might become the fashion event of the summer.

On the morning of the tournament, registration/check in will begin at 9:30 am at Whiskey Creek Golf Club, located at 4804 Whiskey Ct, Ijamsville, Maryland 21754. After checking in, players can hit the driving range and putting green, prepare their boxed lunches, get their carts situated, and network with friends while enjoying the sounds of the bagpiper!

At around 10:30 am, we will have a short introductory presentation about Joe Caggiano and our endowment, including announcing this year’s recipient, Maxie Lawton.  Maxie is a seven-year Army veteran who possesses extensive experience in human resource management. He served as an Army Ranger and Human Resources Specialist (Staff Sergeant) where he was responsible for the health, welfare, and training of over 35 soldiers. Maxie is currently the President of both the Veteran Law Students Association and the Black Law Students Association at George Washington University.

Immediately after the announcement, we will review the tournament rules (scramble/best ball), with the expected shotgun start at 11:00 am following the National Anthem. As the tournament concludes around 4:30 pm, we will be holding an indoor/outdoor awards reception in the club house and on the patio with drinks, burgers, BBQ, grilled chicken, and sides for everyone to enjoy.

We still need your support!  We have several sponsorships available for all budget ranges and plenty of room for additional golfers.  Please contact Matt Cahill at mcahill@thecgp.org for more information on sponsorship opportunities and to register your team for the tournament.

We would like to thank our current Title Sponsor, The Gormley Group; Lunch Sponsor, The Center for Procurement Advocacy; Beverage Cart Sponsors, DocuSign and ManTech International Corporation; and Hole Sponsors, Allen Federal Business Partners, Bosma Enterprises, CGI, Etherton and AssociatesGDIT, Grainger, The George Washington University Law School, Mayer Brown, Miller & Chevalier, Noblis, The Gibbs Family, The Rendely Family, Sheppard Mullin and The Sisti Family.

See you there!