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Eighth Annual Meningitis Awareness Golf Classic

The Mike Hodges Memorial Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in partnership with the National Meningitis Association (NMA) will host the 8th Annual Meningitis Awareness Golf Classic to promote awareness and prevention measures (including vaccination) of Meningococcal Disease, often referred to as Meningitis.

The event is scheduled to for Saturday, May 20, 2017. The Event will again be held at the Brambleton Regional Golf Course on located at 42180 Ryan Road, Ashburn, VA 20148.

CONTESTS:
We will have a Hole In One contest this year as we did in last year's classic. The prize this year will be a cash amount based on the total of players registered.



REFRESHMENTS, ETC:
The Mike Hodges Memorial Fund will provide a breakfast service at the registration time and will provide box lunch for after the round. As usual the Drink Cart will be making its rounds during the golf play.

For more information send us an email or give us a call. Our contact information is:

hhodges@mikehodgesmemorialfund.org
charhodges@mikehodgesmemorialfund.org
chodges@mikehodgesmemorialfund.org
Phone: (703) 915-8682 mobile
Address: 660 Water Street, S.W. Washington, DC 20024


Sixth Annual Meningitis Awareness Golf Classic

Update
Our 6th Annual Meningitis Awareness Golf Classic was another successful outing. This was the first year that we had a Hole In One contest with four holes identified for prizes. The Grand Prize was the 3rd hole and a new 2015 Buick LaCrosse sedan was the award for anyone who actually made a hole in one on that green. There were three other lesser prizes for the other three par holes. Unfortunately we had no Hole In One winners this time. But we are hopeful that our next golf even will see a Grand Prize winner of a new GM vehicle.

We were honored this year to welcome Lynn and Alan Bozof to our event. Lynn is the President of the NMA and we were very happy to have both her an Alan come up from Florida. Alan participated as a golfer in the event.
We also were excited to have a group of the Friends of Mike, people that he used to hang out with and golf incessantly. They had been friends for over 20 years at the time of Mike's death. So very glad to see them.

We look forward to next year's golf event and hope to have a more diverse group of golfers come out. We would especially love to see a couple of youth foursomes sign up and take advantage of our special youth registration fee.

We did have some comments asking why no golf shirts this year. We will revisit that option again this year based on whether we have the ability to do so.


Once again the Mike Hodges Memorial Fund, in partnership with the National Meningitis Association, will host the Annual Meningitis Awareness Golf Classic at the Brambleton Regional Park Golf Course on Ryan Road in Ashburn, VA.

This will be the 6th golf outing hosted by this nonprofit charitable organization, honoring Mike Hodges and all those who were victims of Meningococcal Disease (Meningitis strains). Mike was an avid golfer and in his memory we host these golf outings each year.

We will have special rates for youth foursome/teams of $70 dollars per person. We are looking for some of the youth golf academies to participate with some of their young golfers.

One of our parents suggested a parent/child teaming as well. This is a great idea, father and son, father and daughter, mother and son, and mother and daughter. What a lot of family fun that would be!

The 2014 6th Annual Meningitis Awareness Golf Classic will begin with registration - check in at 7:00am. A continental breakfast will be provided and of course coffee! A Shotgun Start will kick off this This year we will be offering a Hole In One prize, a new 2015 GM automobile, in partnership with Star Buick GMC of Leesburg, VA.

There will be hole in one opportunities at all four of the 3 par holes. While the Grand Prize will be awarded on the 3rd Hole, for the other 3 par holes, a hole in one will bring prizes that will include a flat screen television, a set of Calloway Irons, and a pair of domestic airfare tickets. Come on out and win one of these prizes.

In addition to the Hole In One competition, we will also have prizes for the Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin
and a 50-50 drawing.

Following the golfing, we will host an awards presentation, a drawing, and lunch for all participants.


1st Annual 5k Fun Walk/Run for Meningitis Awareness and Prevention.

Our first 5K Fun Walk/Run event was held at the Algonkian Regional Park in the Cascades neighborhood of Sterling, VA. The trail was defined to wander through woods, along the Algonkian golf course and then along the banks of the Potomac River. While our turnout was not a large as we had expected, we hold the threat of rain and storms as the major culprit that kept folks away from the event. It was a beautiful day and the weather held up just fine through the entire activity.

Our 5k was proud to have Ms. Sarah Simmons, from WTTG Fox5 Television news desk as our celebrity host. Our event was substantially enhanced by Ms. Simmon's presence. She was a wonderful host and we would love to have her come back at one of our future events.
We believe, from all indicators, that everyone had a good time, were able to get in some good exercise and enjoy the pretty scenery that is a hallmark of the NVRPA's Algonkian Regional Park.

We look forward to a larger turnout and more fun at out next 5K. Stay tuned for the location, date and start time.

Fifth Annual Memorial Golf Classic for Meningitis Awareness & Prevention

Update: The golf classic was held on The Mike Hodges Memorial Fund organization will host the 5th Annual Golf Classic for Meningitis Awareness and Prevention.

This year's golf classic will once again be hosted at the Brambleton Regional Park Golf Course on Ryan Road in Ashburn, VA.
The support and courtesies provided by Dale Riggs, his management and staff at this great venue is excellent and is a major reason for hosting our golf outing here again this year. This will be the third year that the Mike Hodges Memorial Fund has selected this golf course for our golf outing for Meningitis Awareness.

We are improving our online registration facility to make it easier to register a foursome in one transaction. We are also offering a discount to any and all foursomes who are fully registered and paid before April 20th.

One of our goal this year is to increase the number of youth foursomes, including the four young men who participated last year. We would also like to see one or more women's foursomes this year and every year hence.

Registration and team alignment will start at 7:00am with the tee times starting at 9:30am.

The MHMFund is soliciting support and donations of goods and in kind services for our golf classic.  Hole sponsors, gallery  supporters, items for the door prize drawings, the beverage cart, and heavy hors d'œuvres for the post game award reception, among other items.  Prizes for longest drive, closest to the hole, and other tournament related functions are also solicited.

Business sponsors will have their corporate logos and other corporate information displayed on the course itself, at the awards presentations, and on our web site section for sponsors.

If you are interested in supporting our efforts in any of the above areas, please contact:
Cliff Hodges at 304-433-1042 or by email at cliffhodges@mikehodgesmemorialfund.org
OR
Harvey Hodges at 703-915-8683 or by email at hhodges@mikehodgesmemorialfund.org.


Fourth Annual Memorial Golf Classic

On Saturday, May 19th, we will once again come together to host a golf outing that will bring contributions for the continuing fight against Meningococcal Disease ( Meningitis).

We have decided to move the golf classic back to the the spring and to Saturday. This move will, we hope encourage more folks to come out and support our efforts and play a round of golf on an exceptionally beautiful golf course. This year we will tee off at 9:30am, a brunch will be included for all participants and snacks will also be provided. We will have beverage service on the course as well. The Awards presentation will immediately follow the last team to complete the course.

The golf classic will once again be held at the Brambleton Regional Park Golf Course located at 42180 Ryan Road, Ashburn, Virginia 20148-6920. We were so pleased with the support and attention to our needs by Dale Riggs and his course management team, that we have decided to hold the next golf outing there as well.

This year we want to include a youth contingent to the golf outing. We are approaching various golf schools as well as public schools to offer an invitation to the young golfers. After all a large portion of our focus for Meningococcal Disease prevention directly affects young people. More on this aspect of the golf classic will be coming in the next few weeks.


The MHMFund is soliciting support and donations of goods and in kind services for our golf classic.  Hole sponsors, gallery  supporters, items for the door prize drawings, the beverage cart, and heavy hors d'œuvres for the post game award reception, among other items.  Prizes for longest drive, closest to the hole, and other tournament related functions are also solicited.

If you are interested in supporting our efforts in any of the above areas, please contact:
Cliff Hodges at 304.433.1042 or by email at cliffhodges@mikehodgesmemorialfund.org
OR
Harvey Hodges at 703-915-8683 or by email at hhodges@mikehodgesmemorialfund.org.

We will have online registration capability again this year on our website and will provide manual/paper registration forms as well.

For those who simply want to donate and support our efforts, the site's home page has a DONATE button that will facilitate online contributions.


Third Annual Memorial Golf Classic

The 3rd Annual Mike Hodges Memorial Golf Classic on October 7, 2011. We had a very good turnout, and the day could not have been more perfect for a round of golf. The Brambleton course was absolutely beautiful and the wild critters who happened by were unperturbed by Richard Farmer's golf shorts.

We were able to raise funds that were an improvement over our contribution to the National Meningitis Association this year over last. The Mike Hodges Memorial Fund's contribution this year to the NMA will be $3,860 dollars. Many thanks to all of you wonderful people who opened your hearts and contributed so generously.

We welcomed a new set of business/corporation sponsors this year and we are most grateful for your participation, support and contributions. A listing of all of our sponsors, both corporate as well as personal are presented under the Sponsor's section.

Our heartfelt thanks for the fantastic job done by the folks at the Brambleton Regional Golf Course. Dale Riggs and his crew went above and beyond to ensure that we had a great day, a terrific round of golf and an extremely pleasant locale for our awards ceremony

This year's Mike Hodges Memorial Trophy awarded to the individual who best met Mike's values, sportsmanship and humor, went to Chris Stakely from Gainesville, Florida.

Our team champions had to be determined by the Course Official using a specific hold score to break the tie. So the Richard Farmer Team edged out the Monty Warsing Team based on the tie breaker score from one hole. Congratulations to both teams for their excellent team play.

Thank you all, for playing, for the gallery support, and for the financial support to our efforts to bring Awareness, Education and Prevention of Meningiccal Disease to people across the area and the country.

Remember, Mike was 44 when he died of Meningitis, Yewri Guillen-Washington Nationals was onlyh 18, and we lost another young man just a couple of weeks ago who was attending graduate school at the George Washington University. Meningitis is still killing and maiming people from all walks of life. We will continue to honor Mike and all those who have been attacked by this disease through the facilities of this annual golf classic.

We hope you will all continue to support our efforts.

Additional Activities

The Fund's board of directors are considering some additional activities this year to both expand our exposure to the Northern Virginia community and provide additional fundraising opportunities. Our fundraising will benefit our program development, for increasing the awareness, providing educational opportunities and assisting in the prevention of the meningitis diseases. The organization is developing programs to conduct educational presentations on meningitis to schools, parents and medical personnel.