Thursday, October 14, 2021
Winning the competitive field was the team from Genuario Construction Co. with Rick Genuario, Sue Genuario, Robert Hines, and Dick Alderson. Robert Hines is the owner of Sun, Sew, Vac in Mount Vernon Plaza.
“Our members work so hard to support the scholarship program,” said Chamber Executive Director Holly Dougherty. “The golf event is the main fundraiser for the scholarships and is a great example of local businesses working together for the community.”
Special recognition was given to Luca Farina, Cisco and Niko Alexious, Clearpath Solutions Group for their contributions to the Mount Vernon Lee Education Partnership. Both businesses have been presenting sponsors of the golf event for several years.
With a close second place score was a team from Burke & Herbert Bank consisting of Travis Clarke, Chris Talbert, Jake Barney and Casey O’Hearn.
Winners for longest drive and closest to the pin were Christine Morin, Office of Supervisor Storck; John Peitler, Clearpath Solutions Group; Jeff Kelly, CDI; Jack Dziak, InfoLock; Kevin Neary, Cisco; and Jen Gulman, Wegmans.
The Chamber began awarding $500 scholarships in 1998 to local high school seniors seeking further education in a business-related field with the amount of the scholarship growing to $2,000 awards. Since 1998, more than $260,000.00 has been given to help students with their education.
“An investment in education is an investment in the future of our community,” Dougherty said. “The Chamber has an active interest in developing business and community leaders.”