After the dust settled from The Arc Baltimore’s 20th Annual Golf Tournament, tournament committee co-chair Mike Eikenberg from Expressway Office Solutions reflected on his involvement with The Arc Baltimore and its golf tournament:
Golf Tournament co-chair
I became associated with The Arc in 1985. The Arc Baltimore has a very special place in my heart. My Uncle Franny received live-in residential services at his home on Radcliffe Rd in Towson from The Arc Baltimore (it was known as BARC back then) from 1984-1991. Their staff also supported him at his job. The Arc Baltimore is a wonderful organization. From Steve Morgan down, I see the commitment of the employees and the impact they make in our community every day! Most employees are with a company just to collect a paycheck. The exact opposite is true at The Arc.
It’s been great to see the tournament evolve since it started 20 years ago. The tournament has continued to flourish through a very difficult recession; we are very appreciative to all our sponsors who help make this tournament successful every year. I always get an awesome feeling at the tournament especially when supported individuals come out to volunteer. It is a true reminder of The Arc’s mission.
The tournament has been so successful because of Libby Bryant. It begins and ends with her. She has been the driving force for 20 years that keeps this tournament organized and successful. In addition to Libby’s hard work, our corporate sponsors witness and appreciate all of The Arc’s work in the Baltimore community. Each year, it gets easier for them to support the tournament.
My association with The Arc Baltimore and having the opportunity to contribute to their mission has brought me great pleasure.
Editor’s note: As a result of Mike and his fellow co-chair, Chuck Shettle’s 20 years of dedication and hard work, The Arc Baltimore’s annual golf tournament raised over $1.3 million dollars in support of our programs and services for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities!