Musket 2011 Turkey Shoot a Success

Over 1,250 Pounds of Turkey Donated to Local Low-Income Families

Contact: David Freiss at (301) 293-9930 x114 or d.freiss@musketridge.com  

MYERSVILLE, MD – November 22, 2011 – Musket Ridge Golf Club collected over 1,250 pounds of turkey to donate to less fortunate families in the area with the annual Turkey Shoot for the Needy on Saturday, November 19, 2011. Participating golfers contributed frozen turkeys that Musket Ridge gave to the Frederick Community Action Agency.

David Swales, managing director of Affinity Management (www.affinitymanagement.com), which runs Musket Ridge, said, “The generosity of the participating golfers is truly marvelous. In its fourth year, the annual Turkey Shoot gathered over twice the number of turkeys than it did in its inaugural year. I’m delighted that Musket Ridge can celebrate its tenth anniversary by helping families put a decent meal on their table at the holiday.”

The Turkey Shoot for the Needy began at 10 am on Saturday, November 19th with a shotgun start. The scramble format tournament included cart, range balls, prizes, and lunch – fresh homemade chili and hot biscuits from Musket Ridge Executive Chef Kyle Roberson.

The Frederick Community Action Agency (www.cityoffrederick.com) provides food, shelter, medical care, housing, and other forms of assistance to families and individuals that are low-income or homeless. Started in 1968, FCAA is sponsored by the City of Frederick and the Friends for Neighborhood Progress, Inc. with support from the Frederick County Government and the United Way of Frederick County.

Musket Ridge has been one of Golfweek’s top ten courses in Maryland for 6 consecutive years and was recently named the #2 Public Course Within an Hour of Congressional CC by Golf Digest. Catoctin Hall at Musket Ridge has been called “Maryland’s Best New Event Venue” and is the only zero food waste facility on the East Coast. Musket Ridge will host the LPGA's Symetra Tour in August 2012 for the Challenge at Musket Ridge (www.challengeatmusketridge.com). For more information about Musket Ridge Golf Club, please visit www.musketridge.com or call 301-293-9930.