Maryland men’s basketball head coach Mark Turgeon was selected as the 2021 Community Champion Award recipient, an award he will receive at the Johnny Holliday Scholarship Classic golf tournament, the program announced on Monday morning.
The 2021 Community Champion Award praises an individual who exhibits a spirit of service, commitment to the community and devotion to the betterment of society, per the release. The award will be presented to Turgeon during the reception at the 19th hole, which will take place on Oct. 25 at the Norbeck Country Club in Olney, Maryland.
Other Maryland legends that have received this award include Brooks Robinson, Ryan Zimmerman, Gary Williams, the Lerner family, Thomas Manger, Leon Harris, Kevin Plank and Morgan Wootten.
The JHSC golf tournament, which benefits the Youth Leadership Foundation and the Johnny and Mary Clair Holliday Scholarship Fund, has raised more than $2.5 million over the years, according to the release. The money from the tournament has helped young people receive funds for academic support and in other areas of education around the DMV area, such as receiving personal mentoring through a summer program.
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