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2006 Constellation Energy Classic fourth annual event benefits Kennedy Krieger Institute

The 2006 Constellation Energy Classic (CEC) ran from September 11-17 at Hayfields Country Club in Hunt Valley, Md. This year's golf tournament marked the 24th of 29 Charles Schwab Cup events on the Champions Tour. Bob Gilder stunned the crowds as he played his way to his second straight victory at the CEC. However, it was golfing legend Arnold Palmer who stole the show as he competed in stroke play for the first time in 11 months.

The Baltimore Classic Fund, Inc., a charitable organization established primarily to raise funds for charities through the CEC, once again chose Kennedy Krieger Institute as one of the Maryland-based beneficiaries for the 2006 tournament proceeds. Over $1.5 million has been distributed to Maryland-based nonprofit organizations since the tournament's inaugural year in 2003.


2006 BWI Airport Run/Walk raises over $30,000 for Kennedy Krieger Institute's Down Syndrome Clinic

For the past 20 years, a dedicated team of volunteers and sponsors have executed the BWI Airpot Run/Walk to benefit the Kennedy Krieger Institute Down Syndrome Clinic. Every year, this event is held on the last Sunday in September, a date which leads into National Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October.

This unique course that ran through BWI Airport, Northrop Grumman, and Baltimore-Annapolis Trail properties gave participants extraordinary, up-close views of plane takeoffs and landings while they raced. This year, over 300 runners and 800 walkers participated in the Run/Walk, which is sanctioned by USA Track and Field. In addition to completing the four-mile run or two-mile walk, attendees enjoyed entertainment, food, beverages, and many impressive prizes.

Northrop Grumman partners with BWI Airport, Embassy Suites Hotel, and other local community groups to support this event. Over the past 20 years, the BWI Airport Run/Walk has raised nearly $400,000 for treatment and support services offered by Kennedy Krieger Institute's Down Syndrome Clinic and local parent support groups.

Kennedy Krieger Institute would like to thank event organizer and Northrop Grumman employee Wayne Malone, whose son has Down syndrome. Without Mr. Malone's dedication and determination, this event would never have been possible!