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Chapter members honor past AFSA Chairman of the Board and Virginia Chapter President Marty Giles and his memory with the Giles Cup, awarded to the top-scoring golf team each year at the AFSA Virginia Chapter/Burn Survivors Foundation Golf Tournament.

Join the Celebration!

AFSA Virginia Chapter/Burn Survivors Foundation Events Gearing Up to Celebrate 25 Years

The AFSA Virginia Chapter/Burn Survivors Foundation will host its 25th Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at the Williamsburg National Golf Club in Williamsburg, Virginia. This will be a very special event as not only will this be our 25th tournament but we expect to break $1,000,000 total donations to our charities during this event.

The AFSA Virginia Chapter/Burn Survivors Foundation supports the Central Virginia Burn Camp for children aged five to 17 and the Old Dominion Firefighters Burn Foundation where together we support the Evans-Hayes Burn Center at VCU/MCV Hospital.

The Golf Committee has planned two days of events, with an optional third day of golf, in celebration of these important milestones. We encourage everyone in the sprinkler industry to bring their significant other and celebrate with us October 16-18, 2018. A detailed schedule is shown below.

Tuesday, October 16 The AFSA Virginia Chapter will have its luncheon and regular meeting at the Wyndham Hotel in Williamsburg. Chapter members will enjoy a deli buffet lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. before the meeting begins.

The chapter’s regular meeting will be held 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with the following agenda:

  • Welcome and chapter news by Virginia Chapter President Jack Medovich
  • Vendor program by Woody Witzak of Victaulic
  • 50/50 drawing

Following the meeting, the AFSA Virginia Chapter/Burn Survivors Foundation will host a wine-beer tasting function from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is open to all AFSA members and their significant others.

This a free function for all registered golfers and golf committee members. Crudités with dip, assorted nuts, and pretzels will be served along with three wines from Williamsburg Winery and three beers from Alewerks. Personnel from the winery and brewery will also be present to answer questions about their products.

Finally, the AFSA Virginia Chapter/Burn Survivors Foundation will host a dinner and casino night at The Fort Magruder Hotel in Williamsburg from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This a free function for all registered golfers, their significant others, and all golf committee members.

Dinner is at 6:00 p.m., speakers begin 7:00 p.m. and casino activities are from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Everyone will receive a special souvenir casino chip, additional casino chips for playing, and a drink ticket at the door. Additional casino chips will be available for purchase to benefit the Burn Survivors Foundation. A cash bar will also be open. Dinner will be a two-entrée buffet with salad, sides, dessert, water, tea, and coffee. A bus will run from the Wyndham Hotel to the Fort Magruder Hotel starting at 5:30 p.m., running back and forth until 10:00 p.m. Casino night will include three-card poker, Texas hold ‘em, blackjack, craps, and roulette. Professional dealers will host and teach. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. All proceeds will benefit the Burn Survivors Foundation.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 The golf tournament will be held at the Williamsburg National Golf Club in Williamsburg. The day’s agenda will be as follows:

  • 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Registration
  • 10:30 a.m. – Lunch for volunteers
  • 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Lunch for golfers
  • 12:30 p.m. – Announcements and tee off
  • 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Dinner
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Awards ceremony

O’Toole’s Restaurant & Pub will cater a lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs and a dinner of steaks cooked onsite, shrimp, salad, green beans, baked potato, and desserts. Tea, water, soft drinks, and beer will be provided. Golf, lunch, and dinner are paid for in the golfer fee. The dinner is free for significant others and volunteers. For information on sponsorship opportunities, visit afsavirginia.org.

During the golf tournament the chapter and Burn Survivors Foundation will offer a Colonial Williamsburg special event free for significant others of all registered golfers:

  • 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Travel to Williamsburg Tavern
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch provided
  • 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg
  • 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Independent shopping in Colonial Williamsburg
  • 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Travel to Williamsburg National Golf Club

A free bus will run from the Wyndham Hotel to the Williamsburg Tavern. A half-day pass for Historic Williamsburg is included, and after lunch, the guide will provide a tour. A bus will then run from a designated spot back to the golf club for dinner and the awards ceremony. This event is free for the significant others of all registered golfers.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 For those who want to stay for an extra day of golf, the Williamsburg National Golf Club has provided a special pricing of $52 each.

Hotel Arrangements The following are special hotel prices secured for this event. These prices are inclusive of all taxes and fees. These rates are good for five days before and five days after the event.

  • Best Western king or double room at $78.39 per night;
  • Kingsmill king or double room at $194.94 per night;
  • Kingsmill one-bedroom suite at $174.77 per night;
  • Greenspring’s Condo two-bedroom condo at $135.26 per night; and
  • Wyndham Hotel king or double room at $78.39 per night including a hot breakfast.

Virginia Chapter Golf Committee members recommend staying at the Wyndham Hotel since Tuesday’s events will be held there and free transportation will be provided from that hotel to casino night.

Celebrate With Us Please come support the AFSA Virginia Chapter/Burn Survivors Foundation event and have some fun. If you have any questions about the golf tournament, celebration events, or donations to the Burn Survivors Foundation, please contact AFSA Virginia Chapter Executive Director George Wagner at (804) 514-3154 or at wagnerg@mindspring.com. 

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