Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation Golf Tournament Supports Veterans

Date: 
July 15, 2013

Rockville, MD – The Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation (MCCCF) hosts its Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament to support the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) program on Monday, July 15th at Lakewood Country Club in Rockville, MD. VIP is the nation’s only institute that trains service-disabled and veteran-owned businesses to compete for and comply with Federal government contracts.

The Golf Tournament includes business networking, lunch, cocktails, dinner, and prizes. This year, Washington Redskins legends Mike Bragg, Kenny Jenkins, Ted Vactor, and Roy Jefferson are joining 124 golfers in contributing to VIP. Our special guests will be available throughout the day to sign autographs and be photographed. Two official Redskins footballs signed by these legends will be raffled at the Tournament.

The Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament is essential to the success of VIP. The 3-day comprehensive certification program is offered at no cost to participants and is funded entirely by the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation and private donations led by VIP Signature Sponsor, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Stars & Stripes Sponsor, Aronson LLC, and Gift Sponsor HUGHES an EchoStar Company as well as Patriot Sponsors, GlobalNet Services, Inc., C2 Essentials, Inc., PilieroMazza PLLC, and Watkins Meegan LLC.

Since its launch in 2009, VIP has helped 296 service-disabled and veteran-owned businesses win government contracts. The most recent program graduated 51 veteran-owned business executives from 14 states and the District of Columbia. A recent survey of 121 of the program's graduates determined that 1,535 new jobs were created the size of their business increased by an average of 41% within a year graduating from the VIP program. Additionally, more than 80% credited VIP for equipping them to make recent business decisions and avoid unseen land-mines.

According to Barbara Ashe, President of the MCCC Foundation, who oversees the VIP program, “The Foundation remains steadfast and committed to the success of our veterans, just as our veterans committed to protecting our freedom. A veteran’s leadership training, sense of duty, dedication, mission focus and strong work ethic prepares them for the demands of entrepreneurship. They are uniquely qualified to meet the demands of the federal government.” For more information, visit www.nationalvip.org.

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