Norman Christeller Golf Classic 2017
2017 Norman Christeller Golf Classic – Monday, June 26, 2017
The annual Norman Christeller Golf Classic will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017 at the Hampshire Greens Golf Course in Silver Spring.
Twenty-eight years ago, this tournament provided the seed money to start MHP, and today it continues to raise critical funding for our Community Life programs, supporting preschool programs and homework clubs for low-income residents in our communities. On June 26th, we will be joined by several students from our programs, who will take part in the Youth Golf Clinic. For most, it will be their first time on a golf course, and we are excited to teach them the benefits of learning a new sport.
MHP’s mission is to preserve and expand affordable housing in Montgomery County. With support from our partners, we are able to help more than 1,700 families a year, housing people, empowering and strengthening neighborhoods. families,
Central to our work is a firm belief that any long-term solution to housing affordability must include opportunities for lowincome residents to develop the skills they need for selfsufficiency: academic success, financial stability, and positive civic engagement.
Our audience are low to moderate income residents, often immigrants that face challenges when integrating into the broader community. Our Community Life programs support their growth and development, whether it is helping kids excel in school; offering opportunities to participate in a Green Club, organizing neighborhood clean-up, promoting recycling, and participating in a community garden; offering adults access to computer training; financial literacy education; or providing opportunities to learn about health risks affecting them.
With the support of our golfers, we served 340 kids in our preschool and after-school programs in 2016 – watching their GPA increase to a 3.57 – an amazing trend that started at 2.8 – just a few years ago. We work hard to help our children continue this trend and support them on their way out of the circle of poverty. We are thrilled to have you as our partners.