Vice President of Government and Public Relations
Melwood Hosts Third Annual Melwood Champions Golf Tournament, Raises Nearly $109,000
October 11, 2022
Community members show support for disability inclusion, raise money for Melwood’s Camp Accomplish
Upper Marlboro, Md. – Melwood, a leading employer, advocate, and preferred provider for people with disabilities, hosted its third annual Melwood Champions Golf Tournament on Friday, October 7, 2022. 103 golfers participated and raised $108,953 to support Melwood’s Camp Accomplish, an inclusive day and overnight summer camp for kids with and without disabilities.
Camp Accomplish will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2023 and continues to serve families across the DMV region, providing an inclusive environment where kids can grow in new skills, appreciate nature, and learn from an early age how to interact with and embrace people who are different from them. Camp Accomplish includes a wide range of activities for kids with diverse interests, including culinary arts, equestrian programs, creative and performing arts, climbing wall and adventure activities, and more. The funds raised will provide 76 new scholarships for children from ages 5 to 18 to maintain the services and enhanced ratios needed to create a truly supportive, inclusive environment.
The third annual Melwood Champions Golf Tournament was supported by these generous sponsors:
“Thank you to our Melwood family – the golfers, sponsors and other community members – who participated in our annual golf tournament!” said Larysa Kautz, President & CEO of Melwood. “Since its inception 25 years ago, Camp Accomplish has been a place where kids with and without disabilities can come together to learn, play, explore, discover and connect. We continue to be inspired by our community’s passion and commitment to help Melwood break down barriers to a more inclusive world, starting with the people who represent our greatest hope for a better future – our youth.”
The tournament winners included:
For nearly 60 years, Melwood has been leading the way in pursuing its vision of a world that fully includes people with disabilities. Melwood takes a holistic approach through employment, workforce development, youth programs, support services, strategic partnerships, advocacy, and community engagement. Melwood’s innovative programs empower people with disabilities of all ages to live, work and thrive independently, where and how they choose. For more information, visit www.melwood.org.