Mary Mac Tournament to again support youth recreation programs, summer camps 

Annual event looking for hole sponsors, donations for silent auction  

(July 3, 2019) Hole sponsors and silent auctions items are needed for the eighth annual Mary Mac Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament, scheduled Aug. 2 at the Ocean Pines Golf Club.  

The tournament each year raises funds for local and regional youth programs to honor Mary McMullen (1948-2012)a special education instructor at Severna Park High School and Ruth Eason School in Millersville, Maryland. During the 1970s, she also helped established the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Department. 

Tim McMullen, a youth sports coach at Worcester Preparatory School and member of the Ocean Pines Recreation and Parks Committee, started the nonprofit Mary Mac Foundation, Inc. to honor his late wife. 

Participants of the 2017 Mary Mac Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament pose for a group photo. The event each year raises thousands of dollars for local youth recreation programs and summer camps.

This year, money raised during the sold-out tournament will benefit summer youth recreation programs in Ocean Pines. Funds will also assist Camp Barnes, a residential camp in Frankford, Delaware for low-income children, and Camp St. Vincent de Paul in Baltimore, an organization offering eight-week summer camps for homeless children. 

Last year, the tournament and the Mary Mac Foundation’s second annual Camden Yards Night helped raise more than $24,000 for youth recreation programs.  

“The recreation budget in Ocean Pines is just a small percentage of your annual assessment, but it’s some of the best dollars that we spend,” McMullen said. “Our mission this year – and every year – is to support those programs and to send as many low-income kids to summer camps as possible. We think that every child deserves a good summer, and the more money we raise the more we can do to support those types of programs.” 

Hole sponsorships for the 2019 Mary Mac Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament cost $100. Tournament organizers are also seeking merchandise and gift certifications for a silent auction during the tournament.  

For information about sponsorships, making a charitable donation, or donating an item for the silent auction, contact Tim McMullen at 443-827-2091 or email marymacfoundation2@gmail.com 

Donations to the Mary Mac Foundation can be made online, or by check payable to Mary Mac Foundation, 174 Nottingham Lane, Berlin, Maryland, 21811. For more information, visit www.marymac.org 

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