Get Out and Golf
They say golf is one of those sports that anyone can play. The Paralyzed Veterans of America plan to prove that on Monday at the organization’s fifth annual Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open.
The event raises money for the vocational rehabilitation program Operation PAVE (Paving Access for Veterans Employment). The program’s goal is to lower the high unemployment rate for disabled veterans by providing services that pave a path toward competitive careers, economic self-sufficiency, and vocational fulfillment. Participants include wounded warriors, paralyzed veterans, military and government officials, and business leaders.
This year’s event features a golf clinic for disabled veterans led by the Stand Up and Play Foundation’s Anthony Netto and PGA pro Al Fenstomocher. There will also be a showcase of golf-cart technology that lifts golfers to a standing position to allow them to play even though paralyzed.
The check-in for the event starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Trump National Golf Club, 20391 Lowes Island Blvd., Potomac Falls, Va. Sponsorship opportunities start at $750. For more information, contact Lisa Datoc at 703-975-5666 or visit pva.org.
Pelosi Celebrates 25 Years of Service
Prefer an afternoon surrounded by powerful women? Join the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum and the National Women’s History Museum in celebrating Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s 25 years of service in the House of Representatives.
In a one-on-one conversation hosted by Rachel Maddow of MSNBC, Pelosi will reflect on the Democrat’s experiences and achievements in Congress. If that leaves you hungry, there will also be a light lunch.
Doors open and lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. at the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, 144 Constitution Ave. NE. The program is slated to begin at 12:15 p.m. Tickets are $45 and are sold out, but if you’re interested, be sure to get your name on the waiting list by visiting https://secure.sewallbelmont.org/np/clients/sewallbelmont/eventRegistration.jsp?event=681.
Tearing Down the Wall
Want to feel old? There are employees on Capitol Hill who were born after the Berlin Wall fell! They never got to hear President Reagan challenge Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.”
You can relive those immortal words on Sunday as the Newseum celebrates the 25th anniversary of the historic speech with a special Inside Media forum. Reagan Chief of Staff Ken Duberstein will be on hand to share his memories of the historic event with Newseum CEO James C. Duff.
The event starts at 2:30 p.m. at the Newseum’s Knight Studio. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis to anyone who has purchased admission to the Newseum. This means that you can check out the Newseum’s display featuring sections of the original Berlin Wall as well as an East German guard tower before or after the presentation. For more information, visit newseum.org.
Reception for Children’s Cancer
Looking for a reason to get out of the house (or the office) this week? On Wednesday, head over to the Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 N. Capitol St. NW, and support a good cause—Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy.
The reception will feature drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction as well as the presentation of the CCCA’s 2012 Congressional Champion awards. The reception aims to raise money to help the organization advocate for less-toxic and more-effective pediatric-cancer therapies and address the unique challenges of childhood-cancer survivors.
Tickets are $100 and are available online at http://www.childrenscause.org/events. For more information, contact Sarah Janesko at 202-336-8374.
Examining Woodward and Watergate at 40
It has been 40 years since Watergate—arguably the biggest presidential scandal in U.S. history—went down.
On June 13, join the Newseum as it marks the anniversary of the break-in at the Watergate office complex with a special program featuring Bob Woodward. Woodward, best known for his investigative reporting on the scandal with Carl Bernstein for The Washington Post, will discuss his part in uncovering President Nixon’s role in the break-in.
The event starts at 7 p.m. in the Newseum’s Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater. Tickets are $10 (free for members), and can be purchased online at newseum.org or at the admission desk.
This article appears in the June 4, 2012, edition of National Journal Daily.