Golf Tournament

2017 Charity Golf Invitational

Benefiting the Nicaragua Clean Drinking Water Initiative

Thursday, April 20, 2017

It is our great pleasure to invite you and your colleagues to the American Society of Civil Engineers Georgia Section 2017 Charity Golf Invitational. This is an excellent opportunity for ASCE Georgia members, guests, sponsors and vendors to network & support a great cause.

Proceeds from the tournament will go to continued efforts in the remote Nicaraguan villages along the Rio Grande de Matagalpa, specifically to ensure the availability of safe drinking water.

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To register, complete this tournament registration form and mail it to the address stated. For more information or to make individual donations to the cause, please contact Annie Blissit at (404) 281-4857 [email protected]. All donations are tax deductible!

 

Golf Club of Bradshaw Farm
3030 Bradshaw Club Drive
Woodstock, GA 30188
(770) 592 – 2222

Entry Fee- $150 per player ($600 per foursome)

EARLY Registration Form Download

$125 single player and $500 per foursome
Until April, 1, 2017

Agenda:
8:30 AM – Continuing Education Credit (1 PDH)
9:30 AM – Continuing Education Credit (1 PDH)
10:30 AM – Registration
11:00 AM – Lunch
11:30 AM – Shotgun Start
5:00 PM – Awards Dinner

 

Earn 2 PDHs with morning presentations beginning at 8:30am!

Post-Earthquake Assessment and Repair of the Washington Monument and Washington National Cathedral” presented by Darren Howard and Michael Horst, both of WJE.
Following the 5.8 magnitude earthquake on August 23, 2011 in Mineral, Virginia, located approximately 84 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., damage to the Washington Monument and Washington National Cathedral resulted. WJE was retained by the National Park Service to complete a close-up inspection of both of these iconic structures and to develop a scope of remedial work. The presentation will include photos and a video of the observed damage and the inspections completed following the earthquake. In addition, a limited review of the remedial work completed will be discussed.

“ASCE Nicaragua Initiatives” presented by Annie Blissitt and Josh Orton. Learn about the initiatives your money supports!
This presentation will discuss the Kansas City Bridge design and construction, the ongoing Drinking Water Initiative, as well as other initiatives planned for the villages along the Rio Grande de Matagalpa. Josh Orton, the team’s bridge engineer, will co-present to discuss the planning and design of the bridge.

 

More Information on the Cause:
Our group was very impressed with both organizations we partnered with on the 2016 bridge project in Nicaragua. Rivers of the World, in partnership with Nicaragua-based Peace and Hope Frontier Mission (PHFM), serve 13 villages along the Rio Grande de Matagalpa. In April, thanks to the support from ASCE Georgia’s 2016 Charity Golf Tournament, a team of ASCE Georgia members designed and constructed a 90-foot pedestrian bridge that will provide safe crossing for children and other villagers to their local school and church, particularly during rainy season. Check out the finished product below!

While in Nicaragua, PHFM Executive Director, Peter Coleman took the team to visit some drinking water wells in nearby villages that were experiencing contamination issues. We were able to take a rough sample of the water for testing. The testing revealed non-compliance with our EPA standards and the presence of lead, copper, iron and manganese. We know all too well the impacts of heavy metals in drinking water. In effort to improve access to decontaminated drinking water, we are looking to partner with Rotary as part of their Global Grant program to raise money to provide a solar-powered advanced filtration unit for the villages.

 

Previous Projects

Nicaragua Pedestrian Bridge

 

Photos from the 2016 Golf Tournament:

2016 Charity Golf Photos