To the Kind Supporters of the PJ Schafer Memorial Golf Tournament,
Our golf tournament benefits the PJ Schafer Cardiovascular Research Fund. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. You can click on the links on the right to print out our tournament documents, or just click on the tabs above to view our golfing and sponsorship opportunities for this year's tournament. On the Golf page and the Sponsors page there are registration forms if you prefer to print them and send a check rather than using your credit card on PayPal.
The 13th Annual PJ Schafer Memorial Golf Tournament was a rousing success. In the past 11 years we have raised over $305,000 for research into heart disease at the The Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease. We will continue to support the work of the Johns Hopkins Heart Institute in hopes of mitigating the pain and suffering that we have experienced.The money that we raise will help to fund talented and young investigators to gain a better understanding of how to prevent sudden cardiac death and/ or premature heart disease. This grant helps to kick start the career of a young researcher at a time when they need it the most. The most recent recipients of the PJ Schafer Memorial Research Grant were Dr. Seth Martin, MD and Dr. Bill McEvoy, MD.
We also fund the work at The Children's Heart Program at the the University of Maryland Children's Hospital. They provide passionate and comprehensive cardiac care for children from before birth through adulthood with a specialized team of pediatric cardiologists and surgeons utilizing cutting edge technology and interventional procedures, with an emphasis on each individual patient and their family. Additionally, this organization has developed a screening protocol for Student Athletes in the Greater Baltimore Community. Through this program they identified 5 athletes who were at risk to have a Sudden Cardiac Event. So far, we have contributed over $70,000 to this program and we look forward to working with them in the future.
In addition to our golf tournament, we have successfully funded the PJ Schafer Scholarship fund so that a scholarship will be awarded each year to a deserving student, in perpetuity, at CCBC Catonsville.
We would like to thank everyone for standing with us in our fight against heart disease.
Planning for the 14th Annual PJ Schafer Memorial Golf Tournament is in full swing, and now, you have an opportunity to get involved with this years tournament. The tournament will be held on Thursday June 15, 2017 at the Compass Pointe Golf Club. Please use the top navigation links for more information on the golf outing and dinner event, where you can register online, or you can click on the links on the right side of this page to print out our tournament documents.
We look forward to your help in making the PJ Schafer Memorial Golf Tournament an unqualified success in 2017! If you cannot attend the tournament, please consider making a donation by clicking the "Make A Donation" button to the right.