Supporting Sam Koch at the GMB Golf Tournament

On June 30, 2017, Conestoga Buildings’ team members participated in a 1st annual golf tournament to support the Gina Maria Barnes (GMB) Warriors Foundation. The tournament was held at The Links at Gettysburg, a beautiful golf course in Gettysburg, PA.

When Sam Koch, punter for the Baltimore Ravens, approached us about this event, we wanted to show our support for him and his personal connection to this foundation. Koch is a customer of Conestoga Buildings so our team was nothing but happy to take some time out of their day to represent our company and show their support. Conestoga Buildings also sponsored a hole at the tournament on Friday.

The day included 32 4-player teams in straight scramble format and captain’s choice best ball. Beverages and food were available on the course during the tournament with all proceeds going to the Gina Maria Barnes Warriors Foundation. Once the tournament was complete, the teams were invited to a cookout dinner that included all your favorite cookout essentials: hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, fruit salad, etc.

Prizes were offered for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams, longest drive, closest to pin, and 50/50 raffles.

The Gina Maria Barnes Warriors Foundation was established in 2014. Gina was a resident of Carroll County, MD and highly involved and well respected in her community. After being diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012, and called into God’s arms in November 2013, the foundation was established. The Gina Maria Barnes Warriors Foundation is a Fund of the Community Foundation of Carroll County, Inc., which provides charitable support through college scholarships to Carroll County high school students and The Comfort Fund.

Sam Koch (@Sam_Koch4) was drafted in the 2006 NFL draft as punter for the Baltimore Ravens. He since received numerous honors of 2015 Pro Bowl participant, Two-time Pro Bowl first alternate, PFWA All-AFC, AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, Ravens Roost Unsung Hero Award and Ravens Roost Extra Effort Award. Koch’s community impact ranges from teaming up with the Salvation Army during the holidays to promoting PLAY 60, the NFL’s movement to get children active for at least 60 minutes a day.

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