SIA NCRSF will host its ninth annual charity golf outing on Oct. 3 in support of the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Brain Injury Recovery.
SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) National Capital Region Security Forum (NCRSF) – a community of leading D.C.-area security professionals representing industry and government – has revealed the details for its ninth annual charity golf tournament. The event will take place Monday, Oct. 3, at the Mount Vernon Country Club in Alexandria, Virginia. Proceeds from the annual golf outing will benefit the work of the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Brain Injury Recovery to support traumatic brain injury research and care for children and adolescents and improve the lives of those affected.
“I was immediately inspired by the Kennedy Krieger team, their knowledge and capabilities and their commitment to providing innovative and quality patient care following my recent visit to the Institute in Baltimore. It is an honor for SIA to present the NCRSF golf tournament that was established following the caring treatment provided to a member of our extended security community while he was under the care of Kennedy Krieger,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “Our industry has an extraordinary history of supporting programs to save lives. I am convinced there will be a very high level of participation in this year’s tournament.”
The SIA NCRSF Charity Golf Tournament supports the work of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, an internationally recognized institution located in Baltimore, Maryland, and dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with pediatric developmental disabilities and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system. The tournament was established in 2014 to support longtime SIA NCRSF member David Sawczuk following his family’s life-changing rehabilitation experiences with the institute.
In 2007, Sawczuk’s son Benjamin – who was eight years old at the time – was struck by a car while riding his bicycle alongside a road. He suffered a traumatic brain injury and was in a coma for 23 days before undergoing months of extensive rehab therapy with the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s pediatric brain injury program and making a healthy recovery. After completing inpatient rehabilitation at Kennedy Krieger, Ben attended the institute’s Specialized Transition Program, a neurorehabilitation day hospital, for seven months. Ben went on to graduate from high school, then college—exceeding all expectations and prognoses. To date, the SIA NCRSF charity golf tournament has raised over $450,000 in donations toward the center’s brain injury research, patient transition efforts from hospital to home and urgently needed wheelchairs.
“It’s hard to put into words our immense gratitude for Kennedy Krieger and the miracle they produced in terms of Ben’s recovery,” said Sawczuk. “Every day, the center is inspired to work tirelessly for enhanced treatments, prevention, education, community support and possible cures for a wide spectrum of disorders and injuries. Each year, we give back to this premier institution in partnership with SIA and NCRSF because they gave so much to us.”
SIA NCRSF members and security industry professionals can get involved in this year’s tournament in the following ways:
- Sponsor the event: Sponsorship opportunities are available at levels ranging from $100 to $10,000, with each level offering its own set of benefits.
- Register to golf: Each participant can register individually or as a member of a four-person team.
- Join the happy hour: Not a golfer? You can still support the event by joining us for after-golf appetizers, drinks and an awards reception.
- Share the event: Spread the word about the golf tournament to family and friends by sharing the information in this announcement, the event webpage and/or this printable flyer.
Founded in 2007 to bring together people in government and the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia security community, SIA NCRSF (formerly the Northern Virginia Security Forum) is a community of security professionals and those associated with the industry who connect monthly to network and exchange ideas. SIA NCRSF is committed to the shared mission of making the world a safer place through collaboration and integration of ideas that empower us to meet the security needs of today and beyond. The organization serves a diverse set of companies, from Fortune 100 firms to many small and medium-sized businesses, and more than 1,000 security and government professionals throughout the United States and works to foster a more robust discussion between the security needs of the federal government and the industry solutions available to them. Learn more and get involved here.
SIA is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,200 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels, creating open industry standards that enable integration, advancing industry professionalism through learning and development, opening global market opportunities and collaborating with other like-minded organizations. As the premier sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA GovSummit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.