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Corridor Mortgage Group, a locally owned and operated company, has raised $90,000 over the last four years for the Howard and Carroll County chapters of Special Olympics through its Corridor Classic golf tournament.

This year's event, held Sept. 10 and 11 at Waverly Woods Golf Club, was the first two-day tournament in the course's history and helped the philanthropic-minded mortgage group increase their annual contribution from the event by more than $7,500 from last year. More than 260 local golfers and Special Olympic athletes participated in the event.

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Some highlights of the tournament included:

•Two amazing performances of the Star Spangled Banner. Special Olympians Molly Peter and Alex Barnes respectively sang and played on the saxophone on Sept. 10 and 11.

•A drone, donated by Elevated Element, spent the afternoon covering the event and capturing scenes from the air.

The Corridor Classic was started in 2010 by branch manager and co-founder Chris Sittig, also a Special Olympics coach, and David Hudson, production manager at Corridor, as a way to engage realtors and referral partners with a focus on giving back to the community in which they serve.

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