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Each year, to honor our unending love for Devon, we gather our hearts, spirits, and signature pink tees together and play golf, one of Devon’s favorite pastimes. 


2013 was our first annual tourney and we raised enough money to establish two $2500 scholarships .

2014, at The 2nd Annual DAM Golf Tournament, we were even more successful. Our generous sponsors, players, family and friends raised enough money for two more $2500 scholarships, which will be awarded in the spring of 2015, with enough to also donate more than $7000 to Johns Hopkins. What a wonderful effort by all.

2015, at The 3rd Annual DAM Golf Tournament we sold out and raised even more than in years 1 or 2. On May 19, 2016 we will award 2 scholarship checks each worth $3,400.00 and we made another donation to Johns Hopkins of $10,540.00.

2016, the 4th Annual DAM Golf Tournament was another great success. We raised enough money to award 2 scholarship checks each worth $3,000.00 and donate a little more than $6,200.00 to John Hopkins.

2017. The 5th Annual DAM Golf Tournament was a great success. I guess we are getting good at this and everyone who came out to play or those who donated auction items and prizes were very generous. What a day we had. We raised enough to award two scholarship checks, each for $3,500.00 and donate another $5,000.00 to Johns Hopkins. Thank you all so much for your participation and generosity.

2018. The 6th Annual DAM Golf Tournament, September 17, 2018. We did not have a very large crown but they were the most generous group we had. Another $5,500.00 will be donated to Johns Hopkins and net spring two more scholarship checks will be awarded to graduating seniors at Portland High School. The date of next year's tournament is set for Monday, September 16, 2019. Has it been more than 6 years already? Thank you all so much. Come out and play with us next fall. It is a very fun time.  We are planning a few surprises for next fall. Come and see what we come up with. 

2019. The 7th Annual DAM Golf Tournament date is set: Monday September 16, 2019. We are expecting one of our most successful years with a large turnout. We will have on-line registration like last year, and also a downloadable form you can use to mail your check and registration. We hope to see you out there next fall.

Money raised from the DAM Golf Tourney funds scholarships for two Portland High School graduates – one soccer player and one lacrosse player. As a Portland High School student, Devon was a standout player on the lacrosse and soccer teams. Recipients of the scholarship are selected based on the same qualities that made Devon a strong player and an outstanding teammate.

Additional funds will be donated to the Johns Hopkins Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Fund which funds research for better treatment and potential cure for the disease that took Devon from us. 
Registration for the 2019 Tourney is open now!