9th Annual Disc Golf Tournament presented by RPS and Gallagher for United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore –

1st Place Team UHY LLP

SALISBURY, MD – Risk Placement Services (RPS) and Gallagher presented the 9th Annual Disc Golf Tournament for United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore’s (UWLES’) Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program (IL) at Schumaker Pond Park on Friday, July 22nd.  30 teams and multiple sponsors joined RPS, Gallagher and UWLES braved the heat for a fun day on the disc course, with opportunities for networking, lunch and games while raising dollars for a great cause. Thanks to the support of this year’s sponsors and players, this was a record-breaking year, raising over $28,000 in support of United Way’s Imagination Library Program serving children birth to five on the Lower Eastern Shore.

“The impact of this event for the Imagination Library program has been incredible, raising nearly $150,000 over the past 9 years to support early childhood development.  We are so thankful for the partnership with RPS and Gallagher, and for all the supporters throughout the years, who have helped thousands of local children develop a love for reading and learning,” shared Pam Gregory, President and CEO of UWLES.

The year’s event was made possible with the leadership and volunteers from RPS and Gallagher working with UWLES staff and these generous sponsors: Literacy Sponsors – At-Bay, CNA, The Hanover Insurance Group, Hottle and Associates, Tokio Marine HCC, Travelers Insurance and United Healthcare.  Reading Corner Sponsors – Beazley, Cowbell Cyber, Intact Insurance, Pen Underwriting. Bookshelf Sponsors- Charles Brown Glass Company, Chubb Insurance, Corvus, Crum & Forster, Delco Packaging, Liberty Mutual Insurance, USLI and WBOC. Tee Sponsors- The Salisbury School and Hardwire. Snack Sponsor – Integra. Beverage Sponsor – Mark Rudnick. Lunch Sponsor – Chesapeake Employers.  Participants and volunteers enjoyed a wonderful lunch by Mad Hatter Café.


“The partnership between RPS, Gallagher and UWLES is so strong, and our local clients and industry partners really showed up once again, making this disc golf event the most successful one yet. It’s rewarding to know our collective efforts are making a real difference in Kindergarten Readiness scores for local students through the support of Imagination Library,” shared Steve Robinson, Area President & National Cyber Practice Leader for Risk Placement Services.

The day culminated in a presentation of awards with the top teams UHY LLP, WBOC, Tokio Marine and SVN Team 1.   Phil Messick of BBSI won the men’s closest to the pin and Jenna Tilghman with SVN won ladies ‘closest to the pin. WBOC’s Lindsey Briddell won the ladies’ longest drive, and men’s longest drive went to UHY’s Sean D’Armi. Several fun awards were also presented such as Best Team Costumes for Avery Hall Team 3 and BBSI, Lumberjack Award to APPI, Jacques Cousteau award to Avery Hall Team 2 and several others.

Additional photos are posted on the UWLES Facebook page.  For more information about future events or sponsorship opportunities contact Emily Brohawn at UWLES at emily@uwles.org or 410-742-5143 or visit uwles.org.

About United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore: 

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES), now in its 77th year of local service, harnesses the power of our community to advance health, education, and financial stability for all neighbors in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. UWLES helps empower Lower Shore residents to achieve better health by addressing barriers to care, educational success by reducing the achievement gap between low- and middle-income students, and financial stability by advancing the economic security of families and individuals. UWLES provides direct services, collaborates with local stakeholders, and supports 41 local nonprofits to strengthen the entire community, impacting 1 in every 3 neighbors annually. Through the Get Connected Volunteer Center, UWLES connects over 140 nonprofits with community members who want to get involved.  For more information on United Way or to help make a difference visit: www.uwles.org, www.ShoreGetConnected.org, Facebook@uwles, Instagram@unitedwayles, LinkedIN@uwles or Twitter@UNITEDWAY_LES.