Local Golf Tournament Donates Proceeds to Coastal Hospice, Totaling $21,800

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BERLIN, MD – October 27, 2020 – Organizers of the Michael J. Strawley, Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament presented a check for $21,800 to Coastal Hospice for the support of charitable care at the Macky & Pam Stansell House in Ocean Pines, MD. The tournament has donated its proceeds to the organization since 2017, and the $3,000 raised this year contributed to the total amount.

The fourth annual Michael J. Strawley, Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Coastal Hospice was held recently at the River Run Golf Club in Berlin, MD. Originally called the Bearded Clam Open, the tournament began in the early 1980s by Michael J. Strawley, Sr., the owner of Bearded Clam in Ocean City, MD.

In 1995, Bearded Clam employee Tommy Riggins passed away and the tournament was renamed the Tommy Riggins / Bearded Clam Memorial Golf Tournament.

Upon the passing of Michael J. Strawley, Sr. on September 21, 2016, the tournament was once again renamed in his honor. The tournament committee members are George McKelvie, Rick Cole, Richard Stone, Cindi Strawley, Robert “Boomer” Freeman and Steve Prettyman.

In an unprecedented year during which many of the Coastal Hospice fundraisers were canceled due to COVID-19, third party fundraisers such as the Michael J. Strawley, Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament are helping to close the gap in donation funding.

To learn more about charitable care at the Macky & Pam Stansell House or the various ways to give to Coastal Hospice, visit www.coastalhospice.org.

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