This annual tournament brings together current and former Members of Congress, as well as prominent guests like Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith, NBA stars Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning, Dikembe Mutombo, Jeff Green, and MLB pitching legend Roger Clemens.

The 23rd Annual Golf Classic took place on October 2, 2017 at one of the PGA Tour’s acclaimed golf courses, TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, in Potomac, Maryland. The tournament was a rousing success, raising nearly $250,000 for the youth and development of our program.

The Congressional Award would like to thank the Congressional Co-Chairs – Senators Mike Enzi and Joe Manchin and Representatives Gregg Harper, Jim Clyburn, Marc Veasey, and Albio Sires – for their leadership. Members of Congress like James Comer, Jeff Denham, Bill Johnson, Steve Knight, Don Young, and a host of Chiefs of Staff helped make the tournament memorable.

NFL Hall of Famer Chris Doleman was honored with the Horizon Award at the Golf Classic for his charitable contributions. While revered as one of the finest defensive players in National Football League history, Chris was honored with this special recognition for his influence off the field. His work with the Celebrity Charitable Network, Boys & Girls Clubs, and Warriors for Freedom are noble horizons to which youth can aspire.



As The Congressional Award is a public-private partnership, the Foundation raises its own operating budget entirely through private sector donations. A special thank you goes out to this year’s Title Sponsor, AARP, and the other corporate leaders whose generosity make our work possible.

Interested in becoming a sponsor for next year’s Golf Classic? Contact National Director, Erica Heyse, at (202) 226-0130 or