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22nd Annual Silent Auction
Dear Association Member and Industry Affiliate,
The 22nd Annual Silent Auction and Pig Roast will be held on August 25, 2020. This event has been a great success for the Eastern Shore Golf Course Association due to generous vendor support as well as the Superintendents that participate in the Silent Auction.
In 2019, our association generated over $12,000 which was donated to the University of Maryland Foundation research program, the Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation and the Stewards of the Chesapeake. This year’s benefactors will include:
- Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation in Ocean City, Maryland
- Stewards of the Chesapeake
- University of Maryland Foundation- Research program
To make the event even more successful this year, your continued support is needed. Your donations of control products, gift certificates, services, equipment, golf packages and door prizes for the auction will enable the organization to continue to provide support to these worthy benefactors. Food and Beverage Sponsors ($300) along with Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Title Sponsors ($300) are greatly appreciated as well and will help to offset the costs of this event in order to improve the amount of money provided to this year’s benefactors. With this sponsorship, you will receive exclusive recognition at the event and on our website Silent Auction page.
This year’s Silent Auction will be held online via our website (www.esagcs.org). The Silent Auction will be open for bidding from August 25 – September 30, 2020. At the close of the auction, your organization will be billed for any bids you win. This is our organization’s opportunity to give back to our community and industry, so please bid openly to support these great causes.
Thanks again to everyone for your continued support of this event!
Board of Directors
Eastern Shore Association of Golf Course Superintendents
ESAGCS Fall Turfgrass Conference Update
As a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Eastern Shore Association of Golf Course Superintendents Board has decided to alter the Fall Turfgrass Conference format to include online education and the ESAGCS Turfgrass Conference Classic. This decision was not taken lightly and the health of our members and industry partners is our main priority. Obviously, this is a big disappointment for all of us, but we had to do what is best for the association and our members given the current circumstances. More information will be forthcoming in the next few weeks. We greatly appreciate your support and understanding during these unprecedented times.
ESAGCS Silent Auction & Crab Feast Update
As our Board was discussing major associations events, particularly those with significant amounts of congregating, we discussed the format of our annual Silent Auction. To limit congregating and potential spread of the coronavirus, this year’s Silent Auction will be held online and the crab feast portion of the event will be cancelled. We will continue with golf starting in the morning as usual, but will have set tee times. Lunch will be provided, but will be in a more limited fashion. Again, we understand that this change may come as a disappointment, however, our priority remains the health and safety of our members and industry partners. More information will be provided shortly.
Congratulations to all the winners so far!
Reminder, this is a double elimination tournament, so if you lost the first round, you are still in it! We hope that this gives more teams the opportunity to get back into it if they lose right off the bat and to have more fun! We understand that scheduling is going to be challenging, so please communicate with either Danielle Haley or Todd Cowing if you are unable to get your matches in within the given timeframe.