Friday the 13th delivered cloudy skies, blustery winds and misty rain. In the midst of the autumn weather, the business community brought their smiles and goodwill to Greystone Golf Course to Tee Off for TEAM BCPS, raising funds for grants, projects and scholarships awarded by The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc. for schools and offices.
Joining the golfers were Mr. Kevin Smith, Chief Administrative and Operations Officer, honorary co-chair of the event, and Ms. Verletta White, Interim Superintendent. Also included as an honorary co-chair was Mr. Kevin Kamenetz, County Executive, Baltimore County Government. Enthusiasm was contagious as Ms. White visited with golfers on the course, exchanging introductions and handshakes as she greeted golfers while traveling via golf cart to tee boxes, fairways and greens.
A new addition to this year’s event included aerial footage of the senior sponsors; Johnson Controls, Oak Contracting and Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, golfers in action, provided by Multivista. To document one of the competitions, drones captured live footage of the hole-in-one green.
The day was completed with an awards reception, recognizing top scores, longest drives and closest to the pin. To top it off, a silent auction delivered wonderful prizes while raising additional funds.
Gratitude extends to all sponsors, volunteers and staff who made the event possible. The event’s success is attributed to the committed efforts of Gary Berger, President, HMS Insurance Associates and Phillip Martin, President, Phillips Way who co-chaired the Golf Committee as well as Silent Auction Co-Chairs Meredith Jones, of Lakeshore Learning Materials and Shayla Myers of Johnson Controls. Finally, we would like to thank the staff at Greystone Golf Course for their hospitality, especially Bob Mokros and Wendy Ayres.
Thank you to all listed below. See you again next year!
Champion of Education Sponsor
Gold Level Sponsors
Oak Contracting, LLC
Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Silver Level Sponsors
GWWO, Inc. /Architects
HMS Insurance Associates, Inc.
Bronze Level Sponsors
BEST Access Solutions, Inc.
EMJAY Engineering and construction Co., Inc.
iFLY Baltimore Indoor Skydiving
BKM|Engineering Life Spaces
Cole Roofing Company, Inc
The Columbia Bank
Huddles Jones Sortegerg & Dachille, PC
James Posey Associates
Judd Fire Protection
Marks, Thomas Architects
Dr. Nancy Grasmick, Foundation Board Member
N.H. Yates & Company, Inc.
Simpson of Maryland, Inc.
Squarehead Painting Co., Inc.
Strickland Steele Inc.
Proceeds support systemic initiatives, scholarship opportunities and school-based projects, preparing Baltimore County Public School students with 21st Century skills needed to be globally.