Calling All Golfers to the Winter Putterland at Charlestown

Two-day fundraising event features tournament, open-play miniature golf

CATONSVILLE, MD---Freezing cold and snowy fairways typically send Baltimore-area golfers with their clubs on the first plane to Myrtle Beach. But there's a local alternative in 2012. A real miniature golf course will be created in the Erickson Conference Center of Charlestown retirement community, complete with all of the twists and turns of a challenging layout. And with it comes the Winter Putterland on the weekend of January 13th and 14th with two events designed as a fun test of skills for players of all ages. The 1st Annual Winter Putterland Tournament is on Friday, January 13th.  Registration begins at 6:00pm, and "first putt" is at 6:30pm.  The tournament is limited to the first 36 foursomes entered at $160 per team. The tournament will feature a hole-in-one contest and first & second place cash prizes to the top teams.  Food and beverages will be available. The second event is Open Play Golf on Saturday, January 14th from 10:00am-2:00pm.  Registration is $5 per player in advance, $7 at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Charlestown Benevolent Care Fund. WHAT: Winter Putterland at Charlestown WHEN: Tournament: Friday, January 13th, 6:00pm registration, 6:30pm "first putt" Open Play Golf: Saturday, January 14th, 10:00am-2:00pm WHERE: Charlestown retirement community Erickson Conference Center 719 Maiden Choice Lane Catonsville, MD 21228 To register a foursome in the Winter Putterland Tournament or to learn more, please contact the Philanthropy Department at Charlestown at 410-737-8838, ext. 8397. About Charlestown: Charlestown, managed and developed by Erickson Living, is a retirement community that provides worry-free living for America's seniors-the country's fastest growing population segment.  Erickson Living's financial value and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind.  Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into our continuum of care, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  For more information, please visit www.ericksonliving.com.