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Charlestown’s Winter Putterland Raises $8,900 for Benevolent Care

March 1, 2017

CATONSVILLE, MD (March 1, 2017) – Winter Putterland, a series of indoor miniature golf events held last week, raised a total of $8,900 for Charlestown retirement community's Benevolent Care Fund. This fund helps residents who experience an unforeseen change in their financial situation for reasons beyond their control.


Scores of Charlestown resident volunteers brought this unique miniature golf course to life.  A full 18-hole course designed and built by members of Charlestown's woodshop was outlined with 100 two-by-fours. Volunteers sawed, sanded, hammered, and painted obstacles for the course. The event was the vision of Charlestown resident Pat Kasuda.


Hundreds of residents, employees and the general public participated in a Continuing Care Play Day, an Inter-Community Tournament, a Senior Play Day, a Friday Evening Tournament, and a Saturday Family & Friends Open Play.


Charlestown residents competed against other Erickson Living residents from Ashby Ponds (Ashburn, VA), Oak Crest (Parkville, MD) and Riderwood (Silver Spring, MD). The Riderwood team won the trophy.


Members of the Catonsville, Arbutus and Woodlawn Senior Centers, as well as residents from Parkview and Brightview played the course.  Pat Kasuda and her foursome consisting of her husband John and their friends Bill and Terri Lorenz, won an evening tournament. 


Many of the obstacles in the course were designed to divert the golf ball through the use of ramps, pipes, etc. On one of the holes, golfers shot the ball through the legs of a clown. There was also be a barn, a rocket ship, and a Baltimore Ravens football player serving as holes along the course.


One of the obstacles looked like a replica of Charlestown's entrance sign on Maiden Choice Lane. Charlestown resident Roger Mackubin built a wooden scale replica of historic Our Lady of the Angels Chapel located on Charlestown's campus.