2009 David Allen Company MS Golf Tournament Makes a Hole in One

Friday, June 12 at Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club, located 40 minutes outside of the nation's capital, golfers from all over the country joined together to raise funds and awareness for the fight against Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Spearheaded by Phil and Kathy Halcomb, the 15th Annual David Allen Company MS Golf Tournament was a huge success, raising an impressive $70,000 to support local programs and services offered by the National Capital Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Top sponsors for the 2009 tournament include Laticrete, Dal-Tile Corp, T&M Supply Company, and the David Allen Company Corporate Office.

Twenty years ago, Kathy Halcomb was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that can eventually lead to paralysis. A few years later she got involved with a support group for people living with MS, and soon after joining realized what little financial support the group had. In talking to her husband, an idea was born to host a golf tournament to raise additional funds. In its first year, the David Allen Company MS Golf Tournament raised $800. Since 2004, the tournament has raised over $316,000.

David Allen Company - which focuses on concept design and installation for ceramic tile, marble, stone, terrazzo and epoxy flooring - is currently working on plans for next year's tournament, set for Friday, September 17, 2010. For more information about the golf tournament, please contact David Allen Company at 703690-4422.

For more information about MS or the National Capital Chapter, please call 202-2965363 or visit www.MSandYOU.org.

In August, representatives from David Allen Company presented staff from the National MS Society, National Capital Chapter with the proceeds from this year's David Allen Company MS Golf Tournament. Pictured from left to right: Kathryn Halcomb, Farah Lawal, Lesley Dean, Phil Halcomb, Susan Allen, Chris Broullire and Kate Shifflett.

Now in its 20th year, the tournament has raised $316,000 to help those suffering from this terrible disease of the central nervous system. The tournament was started by Kathy and Phil Halcomb after she was diagnosed with MS and became involved with a support group that severely lacked funding. Please help support this great event and worthwhile cause.

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