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Register today for annual Shamrock Shootout in May

(April 11, 2014) Registration closes today, Friday, April 11, for the second annual Shamrock Shootout, a golf tournament combining a love for the sport with Irish-themed fun, slated for May 6-7.

Shamrock Shootout golf tournament participants pose for a photo before the start of the 2013 event. This year’s tournament is slated for May 6-7 at the Ocean City Golf Club. (Photo courtesy of Shamrock Shootout)

Proceeds from the $150 per person registration fee, or $600 for a team of four, benefit the Home of the Brave, which provides combat veterans and their families with a getaway to a home in Berlin where they can reconnect and relax after military service.

The inaugural tournament last year raised more than $5,000 for the charity, as well as some money for the Stephen Decatur High School golf team, said organizer Damian McAlister.

“This is a unique event combining golf and some good old fashioned Irish fun at the same time helping a charity that we feel strongly about – men and women serving this great country,” he said.

Shamrock Shootout kicks off Tuesday, May 6, with a pre-tournament party at Duffy’s Tavern on 130th Street in Ocean City from 6-9 p.m.

There will be a free buffet for tournament participants, or $10 for non-participants, as well as a 50/50 raffle and silent auction featuring items such as baseball tickets, artwork, hotel stays and restaurant gift cards, McAlister said.

James Gallagher & Off the Boat will provide the musical entertainment.

The next day, Wednesday, May 7, registration for the tournament opens at noon at the Ocean City Golf Club on Country Club Drive in Berlin. There will be a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.

All golfers will receive of complimentary boxed lunch and cocktails, as well as a dinner buffet after the tournament.

Each participant will take home a gift bag valued at more than $100 and there will be giveaways for flat screen TVs and golf range finders, among other items. The first through fourth place tournament winners will be recognized during the banquet.

“The prizes are really good. We put a lot of money back into the tournament and then give whatever’s left to Home of the Brave in Berlin,” McAlister said.

Register for the 2014 Shamrock Shootout today by calling McAlister at 443-614-3782 or e-mailing him at dee@celticnationsllc.com.

The tournament is capped at 28 teams, or 112 players, and registration closes April 11.

Also, call McAlister for sponsorship information.

Visit www.thehomeofthebrave.us to learn more about the Shamrock Shootout’s charity of choice.

Clara Vaughn, Ocean City Todayhttps://www.oceancity.com/OceanCityToday
Clara discovered journalism as a freelance reporter for her hometown newspaper, the Eastern Shore News, in 2008. She spent her summers reporting from the courtroom to the marsh as a general assignment reporter for the News while finishing her undergraduate degree at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. In 2011, she earned a Virginia Press Association Award for her health, science and environment writing package. After a stint in press relations, Clara returned to school, earning a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism in 2012. She traveled overseas and landed as a reporter and copy editor at Ocean City Today in May of 2013.

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