The Royal New Kent Golf Club next to Colonial Downs features a challenging links style golf course. It is visually, and, at times, physically intimidating until you’ve played it a few times. The perfect way to play this beautiful course is utilizing the Captain’s Choice format with three of your buddies. That way when you have to hit a 3-wood across the giant moon crater on #2, your squad gets four swipes at it…

And that is exactly what you’ll be doing if you participate in the 5th Annual Shannon Campbell and Disabled Jockeys’ Fund Benefit Golf Tournament, Wednesday, July 22 at noon.

The annual event is sponsored by the VHBPA, Colonial Downs and the VTA. Last year the event raised some $10,000.

Campbell was paralyzed from the waist down in a riding accident at Charles Town. Prior to that, she had also ridden at Colonial Downs. She is one of more than 50 jockey in the U.S. who are permanently disabled and who rely on the Disabled Jockeys’ Fund for support.

Single players cost $100, making a foursome $400. Sponsorship opportunities range from $100 to $500.

For more info: Frank Petramalo,, 804-966-1234 or cell 703-999-7491.