Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007

Golfers can contribute to wounded soldiers fund

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Two local golf courses will host golfers for a charity event Saturday. The Bethesda Country Club at 7601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, and Falls Road Golf Course at 10800 Falls Road, Potomac, will join 2,000 other facilities in the United States as part of a fundraising campaign for the Fallen Heroes Foundation.

The foundation supports families of military members who were disabled or killed while on military duty. Golfers participating in the inaugural Patriot Golf Day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. are asked to donate $1 to the fund, Wounded Warriors, Inc., in addition to the regular greens fees.

To participate, call the golf courses directly for details and to schedule a tee time. Falls Road Golf Course can be reached at 301-299-5156. Bethesda Country Club can be reached at 301-365-2856.

Ladies can hit outdoors for a weekend retreat

Women who want a breath of fresh air can register for a weekend getaway through the county’s parks department. The retreat takes place Sept. 7-9 at Rockwood Manor Park, 11001 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac, near the C&O Canal.

Participants will rock climb at Carderock, kayak on the C&O Canal, hike on the Billy Goat Trail, mountain bike, fish, cook and take part in yoga, archery and nature photography. International mountain climber Tonya Riggs and life coach

Robin Carnes will join the retreat and lead group activities.

Cost per person is $225 for a shared cabin with bunk beds, or $275 for a semi-private room. Catered meals, activities and most equipment are included in the cost.

To register, go to and enter Course #36199.

Call Helen Aument at 301-299-5026 for more information.