Golf Tourney Benefits Capitol Officer’s Family

Posted July 24, 2007 at 4:20pm

The inaugural Capitol Children’s Relief Golf Tournament will be held Friday morning, with proceeds going to the family of Capitol Police officer Timmy Cullen, whose daughter was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor.

The 36-team captain’s choice/best ball tournament will be played at General’s Ridge Golf Course in Manassas, Va. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams as well as for longest drive and “closest to the pin.” There also will be a raffle for prizes.

Tickets, which include golf, a cart, lunch and the post-tournament ceremony, are $100 per person or $400 for a team of four.

Registration is at 7 a.m. and play begins at 8 a.m. RSVP to officers Jim Davis (703-728-5090) or Ron Potter (202-446-3577).

City Accepts Comment on Old Naval Hospital Plans

After a heated Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting last week on the renovation of the Old Naval Hospital, city officials are accepting public comment on a proposal to make the hospital a community center with a family-friendly cafe.

The proposal comes from the Old Naval Hospital Foundation, a local nonprofit made up of Capitol Hill residents. It plans to offer several community classes in the building, financially supported by rental space and a cafe planned for the Carriage House on the grounds. But some residents are irked by the city’s plans to kick out the Community Action Group, a drug treatment program and ministry that has occupied the Carriage House for 16 years.

The Old Naval Hospital sits at Ninth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast and was built in 1864. City officials have been planning to renovate the dilapidated building for years. About $6 million was set aside for construction costs, some of which already has been spent.

The public comment period will end at 5 p.m. on Aug. 24. Comments can be sent to Aimee Occhetti, 441 Fourth St. NW, Suite 1100S, Washington, DC 20001, or to aimee.occhetti@dc.gov. An executive summary of the plan can be found at opm.dc.gov.

— Daniel Heim and Emily Yehle