Archive for September, 2009

1st Annual Charity Golf Event - Special Thanks

On behalf of the SSG Swanson support Charities for Veterans and their Families, I would like to thank all who played in our first of a yearly golf tournament. We are honored and humbled to be associated with such caring individuals who believe in our Nations Veterans.


To the many businesses that have contributed financially and donated items, we thank for your continuing support. When we started this new journey in our lives we sought the advice of countless individuals and most importantly those who have done so much for us as a Nation, our Veterans. In a letter from the President of the United States of America, he recognized our Foundation and stated “That our Nations Veterans deserve our very best”. By your continuing support and your presence at our events, I know you all echo this statement!


A special thanks to Marlton Golf Club for hosting the event and to all of the staff that worked tirelessly to ensure that the tournament would be a success. I am equally proud of Gary A. Padgett. He has worked tirelessly on this event and it’s because of his compassion and vision for the foundation that this event was a success.


To the Redskins Hoggettes, thank you for all you have done for our foundation! You have been involved in other events alongside of us. You bring so much joy to our region and your commitment to give back to charities is truly a blessing.


To our family and friends thank you for volunteering your time and talent to ensure that things went smoothly during this event. Upon paying all expenses associated with the tournament we were able to raise over $10,000.00 from our corporate sponsors, sponsoring individual holes, 78 golfers, silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Below is a list of our sponsors.


Gary W. Swanson, President and Proud Father of an American Soldier and Hero

Advanced Surveys, Inc. Dunkirk, MD

American Legion Chesapeake Beach Post

Bally Total Fitness

Blankets by Grandma Jim

Chesapeake Beach Spa and Resort

Chick-Fil-a, Anne Arundel County

Dunkirk Dental Group

Energy Systems, Inc. Lothian MD

Fraternal Order of Police (Lodge #24, Charles County and Lodge #70 Anne Arundel County)

Gold’s Gym

Holden Campbell Law Firm, Annapolis, MD

Magnolia Gift Shop, Friendship, MD

M & T Bank

Office of the Chief, Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D.C.

Phoenix Fire Protection, Inc Upper Marlboro, MD

Severna Park Golf Center, Arnold, MD

1st Annual Charity Golf Event - Event Pictures

Charity Golf Event Update

Gary Padgett has pulled out all the stops coordinating our first Foundation Golf Tournament. Great sponsors have stepped up to make this event possible and to top off a great day of golf there will be a few contests as well.

Contests Include

$10,000.00 putting contest

Four of the Par three holes will be hole in one contests for prizes ranging from a Vegas Vacation, set of Callaway Irons, $500.00 Zero Restriction Apparel and a

Sea Mist Golf Trip!

50/50 raffle, Door Prizes

And much more!!

The Redskins Hogettes will also be there playing and harassing players throughout the day.

A light breakfast will be served and a cookout will be held afterwards to top off a great day of golf.

For those of you looking for a place to stay while here for the tournament, the Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa has a special rate for those who will be needing rooms. The rates are for Thursday and Friday 9/10/11/09. Visit The Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa Website for more information. To make reservations call 410-257-5596 and mention the “Veteran Charity Golf Tournament” to receive the special rate.

Through it all, if it wasn’t for YOU and your support of our service members and our Foundation this tournament wouldn’t have gotten of the ground. I am truly grateful for your friendship and your support!


Gary W. Swanson