2014 Talbot Chamber Cup to Benefit Local Nonprofits

Talbot-Chamber-Golf-Tournament---05142014 Talbot Chamber Cup to Benefit Local Nonprofits

The Talbot County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Brighter Christmas Fund, Mental Health Association of Talbot County, and Talbot Community Connections for the 30th anniversary Talbot Chamber Cup, benefit golf Tournament on May 15th at River House Golf at Easton Club in Easton.

Join the Talbot Chamber on Thursday, May 15, at River House Golf at Easton Club in Easton. Registration begins at 9:30am; shotgun start at 10:30am.

You can register a team or individual player by visiting www.talbotchamber.org  or by calling the Chamber office at 410-822-4653. Or emailing khanna@talbotchamber.org.   All packages include 18 holes of golf with cart, box lunch, complimentary beverages on the course, free range balls, goodie bag, and a ticket to the after-party at River House Pavilion.

Golf hole sponsors, silent auction items and other sponsorships and support are needed.  Call or visit the Chamber web site www.talbotchamber.org to reserve your golf hole sponsor sign or support this meaningful cause in another way.

“Each of the Chamber Cup partners are 501(c)(3) organizations do so much for our community, the Chamber wants to support and recognize their works,” said Tom Duncan, Director TCCC.

Talbot Community Connections (TCC) was created to raise and distribute funds to answer unmet needs that are fundamental to the safety, security, health and well-being of Talbot County’s children and adults.   TCC works through the Talbot County Department of Social Services, to assist families in crisis, the unemployed, working poor, disabled and frail elderly.  They address the kinds of needs that can overwhelm and cause long-term disruption to families. TCC also supports the Talbot County Children’s Advocacy Center in providing services to Talbot County children and families victimized by sexual abuse. Over the last 10 years, TCC has assisted approximately 1,000 citizens in need with approximately $180,000.

The Mental Health Association in Talbot County (MHATC) is a non-profit organization that promotes mental health through support, education, programs, and advocacy.

The Mental Health Association in Talbot County envisions a Mid-Shore Community with individuals, families, and institutions empowered to recognize and manage mental health issues in a stigma-free environment, with up-to-date mental health information widely available, and with effective mental health services accessible in a timely manner.

MHATC provides information regarding mental health resources, facilitates support groups, increases mental health awareness, engages the community through programs and provides a voice and visibility for mental health.  Support relief for veterans in crisis is also made available through MHATC.

The Star Democrat Brighter Christmas Fund brings together those in need with those who want to share, making the most of time-honored traditions of generosity and the power to change lives.  ACM Chesapeake Publishing, the parent company of The Star Democrat, covers the charity’s administrative costs so that 100 percent of the funds raised go where they are needed most, to those who cannot help themselves.

During the holiday season as many prepare for festive times, some of our neighbors are without safe homes, nutritious meals and the ability to provide their children with even a little of the seasonal magic so many of us enjoy.  The Brighter Christmas Fund strives to provide those comforts to those most in need in our community.

Event sponsors include Easton Elks Lodge #1622 and Koons Easton Toyota.  The Elks are invested in the communities through supporting programs that help children and projects that address unmet needs and by honoring the service and sacrifice of our veterans. Koons Easton Toyota, serving the entire Eastern Shore of Maryland, is invested in the community through ongoing in kind service.  Koons’ Easton location is 6730 Ocean Gateway.

Other sponsors include: Aqua Pools & Spas, Kelly Distributors, and Hertrich’s of Easton.

For more information, call the Chamber at 410-822-4653 or visit www.talbotchamber.org.

Photo: Chamber Cup sponsors and committee members gather for pre event planning.  Pictured left to right are Al Silverstein (Talbot Chamber), Kathy Hanna (Talbot Chamber), Brenda Forbes Butler (EB&T), Stacy Montz (WCEI), Bob Coleman (Easton Elks), Jackie Davis (Mental Health Association TC), David Fike (Brighter Christmas Fund), Ruth Sullivan (Talbot Community Connections), Tom Duncan (Edward Jones Investments) and John Guth (Koons Toyota/Scion).