CAMBRIDGE — Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore, Inc. held its 11th annual Eastern Shore Golf Classic honoring John Allen Jr. on Aug. 17 at the River Marsh Golf Club at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa & Marina in Cambridge.

Golfers gathered to celebrate the retirement of community leader John Allen Jr. from Delmarva Power. Major sponsors for the tournament included Presenting Sponsor Delmarva Power, Hole in One Sponsor Pohanka of Salisbury and Bronze Sponsors AUI Power and Real HVAC Services.

Co-chairs for the event were John Petito of Delmarva Power and Jimmy Sweet of the Delmarva Shorebirds.

Fifty-nine golfers teed off on Monday afternoon, participating in a variety of special activities while also maintaining social distancing, and health and safety standards. Upon registering, each golfer received a gift card to the Hyatt Resort and a hand sanitizer gift pack as a thank you for their contribution to the charity tournament. Golfers played a 18 holes of golf and enjoyed a boxed lunch.

Immediately following the tournament, awards were presented for closest to the pin, first and second place gross, and first and second place net.

The winners were: Tom Robinson, Gary Cripps, Steve Rose and Jamila Johnson for Closest to the Pin; Alex Baily, Malone Harmon, Tim Cropper and Bill Allen for First Place Gross; Jimmy Sweet, Brian Patey, David Bledsoe and Bobby Gordy for Second Place Gross; Andy Hartstein, Steve Rose, Penny Short and Tom Brown for First Place Net; and Jamila Johnson, Brian Hollamon, Ben Kirk and Linwood Harmon for Second Place Net.

Allen established the Eastern Shore Golf Classic 11 years ago to benefit those facing adversity in Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The event has been one of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore’s largest fundraisers year after year.

This year, golfers were excited to celebrate the long-lasting community impact Allen has maintained through his work as a committed community ambassador and spokesperson for government offices, community leaders, and non-profit groups throughout the Eastern Shore.

As summer comes to a close, BBBSES is excited to announce its next big event, Santa’s Open Charity Golf Tournament, scheduled for Dec. 5. Details can be found at

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore, Inc. provides youth mentoring, enrichment, and provides resources to youth and families across all nine counties of Maryland Eastern Shore.

BBBSES offers a variety of programs, tailored to the needs of the children and the availability of volunteers. For more information please call 410-543-2447 or visit them at

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