Michael J. Strawley, Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament: Raising Over $63,500 Since Inception

Oct 17, 2023 | News Releases

Ocean Pines, MD – October 17, 2023 – The Michael J. Strawley, Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament Committee presented a check for $12,500 to Coastal Hospice for the support of charitable care at the Macky & Pam Stansell House in Ocean Pines, MD. The tournament has donated its proceeds to the organization since 2017, and the $12,500 raised in 2023 contributed to over $63,500 raised over the years.

The 7th Annual Michael J. Strawley, Sr. Memorial Golf Tournament was held at the River Run Golf Club in Berlin, MD. Originally called the Bearded Clam Open, the tournament began in the early 1980s and was run by the late Michael J. Strawley, Sr., who then owned the Bearded Clam in Ocean City, MD. Upon Michael’s passing in September 2016, the tournament was renamed in his honor by the Tuesday Golf Group – the tournament committee members are George McKelvie, Rick Cole, Richard Stone, and Steve Silverman.

This tournament is history in the making for our community. In 1995, Bearded Clam employee, Tommy Riggins passed away and the tournament was renamed the Tommy Riggins Bearded Clam Memorial Golf Tournament.

We are so proud of our community for their commitment and dedication, which allows us to continue fulfilling our mission and serve our patients and caregivers in our communities each year.

Pictured Left to Right: Cindi Strawley, George McKelvie, Tammy Patrick, Coastal Hospice Director of Advancement; Richard Stone, Holly Stone Murray, Coastal Hospice Director of Home Hospice Services; and Barbara Trumpower, Coastal Hospice Advancement Assistant. Committee members Rick Coleman and Steve Silverman were not available for photo.


Do You Know Coastal Hospice?

Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a non-profit health care organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions who want to remain active and engaged during the final chapter of their lives. Coastal Hospice cares for patients in their own homes, as well as in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and at Coastal Hospice at the Lake and Macky & Pam Stansell House. The organization also provides palliative care to treat symptoms and relieve the pain of a terminal illness or injury. Named a 2021 “Hospice Honors” recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst.

To learn more about Coastal Hospice, which serves Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties, visit www.coastalhospice.org and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.


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