Golf Tournament Helps Give Scholarships to Students


HAGERSTOWN, Md. -  More than 100 golfers played at the Black Rock Golf Course to honor Frank Hamburg, who was known to many simply as "Wimp".

“Wimp was some kind of man, his whole family is,” said Joe Himes, who has played in the tournament all 14 years.

"He definitely was a pillar for the community, [not just] for Boonsboro but for all of Washington County,” said Dean Hamburg, Frank Hamburg’s son. “My father started the South Mountain little league as well as the Junior Olympics that we still have in the county for the young adults, and also he was the president for the Washington County youth football league and started the Boonsboro basketball association.”

For 14 years, the Franklin E. “Wimp” Hamburg Memorial Golf Tournament has brought community members together to help raise money for high school students.

His children, who have organized the event, say they are grateful for all of the support.

“It just shows how well my dad was respected and loved in the community; all of these people continuing to come out and support our foundation and again we are giving money back to high school seniors which makes both my sister and I feel great,” said Dean Hamburg.

For the past 13 years this golf tournament has raised more than 80,000 for high school seniors, and this year they hope to raise 7,000 for seven more scholarships.

“Education is very important and these kids are the future so anything we can do in our dad's honor to better their future; they are going to take care of us so it really feels good,” said Dean Hamburg.

Next year the tournament will celebrate its 15th anniversary and they hope it will be bigger than ever.

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