The second annual Putt for Pets golf tournament will be held on Friday, June 21 at Thousand Acres Golf Club in Swanton, Maryland, and benefits HART for Animals. Top prizes for teams placing first, second, and third, as well as contests such as closest to the pin, longest drive, putting, and floating green, will be awarded. Players also have a chance to win $25,000 in cash with a hole-in-one on the 17th green.

“Our inaugural tournament last year was a huge success,” says Putt for Pets chair and HART Board Member Joe Zamoiski. “The scramble made it fun and accessible for both low and high-handicap players!” The tournament netted over $23,000 for HART’s mission of saving the lives of homeless animals in Western Maryland and Garrett County.

Each player receives a shoe “swag” bag, coffee and donuts, a drink ticket, and an outdoor barbeque lunch featuring fresh fruit, grilled burgers, hotdogs, and chicken with a build-your-own toppings bar, and multiple side dishes, catered by Ace’s Run Restaurant and dessert, catered by Trader’s Coffee House.
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“We would like to thank our sponsors for helping to make this event a success,” says Joe. Sponsors include Team Z at Atlantic Coast Mortgage, Dutch’s at Silver Tree, Ann Smith, Silver Tree Marine, Interstate Hardwoods, Thousand Acres, Mountain State Brewing Company, Oakland Oil and the Deep Creek Fireplace & Outdoor Store, Simpson and Blom Insurance, Advanced HVAC & Plumbing, Adam and Heather Ross, Taylor-Made Vacations & Real Estate, Don and Liz Morin, Lakeside Creamery, Eagle Rock Construction, Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Spirits Festival, Jared and Laura Fike, and Paula Yudelevit and Steve Richards.
For additional information on HART, the HART Animal Center, or any of its programs, or to donate, visit the HART website at or become part of the HART for Animals community on Facebook at