SCAN Croquet Day Raises $42,000 for Child Abuse Prevention

June 7, 2018–SCAN’s 6thAnnual Croquet Day took place on May 31st with a waterfront view at Oronoco Bay Park in Alexandria. A record crowd included dozens of spectators and volunteers as well as the 110 players on 33 teams playing across 14 croquet courts. Special thanks to “Croquet Bob” for returning to oversee the tournament, photographer Minh Pham from PSK Creative, and emcee Kurt Schneid with Brand Ready Media. Dozens of local businesses and individuals sponsored the happy hour-style event, including lead sponsors Custom Ink, Dave Cleary, McEnearney and CPA Global. Vola’s Dockside Grill hosted the after-party. (See a full list of sponsors here.)


Winners of the tournament were determined based on number of rounds won. Six teams were declared winners, having won both of their games:

  • Access National Bank Team 2 (pictured above)
  • Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
  • BB&T
  • Bean Kinney
  • John Marshall Bank
  • Cleary Team 2

SCAN’s Croquet Day event raises vital funds for its child abuse and neglect prevention programs across Northern Virginia.  In fact, funds from events like this not only constitute 19% of SCAN’s yearly budget, but also represent the most flexible funding SCAN receives – which enables us to respond to community needs more effectively and efficiently.

This year, SCAN’s Croquet Day event attracted individual and corporate teams from across our service area of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County/Falls Church, Prince William County and Loudoun County.  In total, including teams, spectators and volunteers, more than 175 people participated­.

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Meet Chamone: An Intern’s Experience at SCAN

SCAN is often fortunate to have the energy and support of MSW interns on staff. This year, we are thrilled to welcome Chamone Marshall. Wonder what she’s been up to at SCAN so far? We chatted with her this week on the blog:

SCAN: Where are you attending school/for what degree?

CHAMONE: I am currently in my fifth semester at the University of Southern California, working towards a Master of Social Work degree in Community Organization, Planning and Administration (COPA) an elaborate title for macro-level social work. The University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work program guides students through three semesters of field placement, designed to enhance students’ understanding of vulnerable populations, social and economic injustice and pressing societal problems. I am pleased to spend all three semesters as a Master of Social Work intern at SCAN.


MSW Intern Chamone Marshall (right) with SCAN Development Coordinator Sam Hagenow.

SCAN: What at SCAN resonates with you?

CHAMONE: SCAN’s model of engaging the individual, family and community through their child advocacy, parent-education and public education programs is an ideal medium for academic and professional growth. The diverse structure of SCAN has allotted me the opportunity to work on grant applications, revise volunteer outreach media, and attend relevant community events fostering a more thorough understanding of social service agencies.

SCAN: What is your favorite experience at SCAN so far?

CHAMONE: While each task, meeting and event provides unique opportunities, witnessing SCAN’s collaboration with iHeartRadio demonstrated an innovative manner for social service organizations to connect with the communities they serve. The opportunity to hear the career paths of some of Virginia’s leaders in social services, and their expertise on issues ranging from discussing race with children in the midst of a racial charged climate to the continuing impact of adverse childhood experiences, through monthly radio sessions shows how vast non-profits outreach can be, and the many ways that agencies can connect with those in need. The medium of communication, radio, highlighted that serving one’s community extends beyond the identified client, and that when broadcast correctly messaging can reach and benefit individuals who may never come in direct contact with a social service agency.

SCAN: What kinds of projects are you working on? What else do you hope to accomplish/work on during your time at SCAN?

CHAMONE: I’ve been fortunate enough to experience a portion of each of SCAN’s programs, and I hope to continue to contribute as needs arise. To date, I have worked on projects that I’ve had little or no experience in, particularly the research and compilation involved in grant writing, through out the next I hope that SCAN continues to provide new opportunities. Like many SCAN affiliates I am looking forward to Croquet Day, and Toast to Hope and getting to be a part of the behind the scenes elements that make a large scale event a success.

NEWS: 3rd Annual Croquet Day Scheduled for May 30th

May 5, 2015

Croquet_logoFINALOn May 30th, SCAN will host its 3rd Annual Croquet Day fundraiser. We are thrilled to announce special guests and celebrity judges include WASH-FM’s Jenni Chase, ABC7 News Anchor Scott Thuman and Senator Barbara Favola. With a focus on family-friendly fun, the day will include 2 official croquet games, prizes and awards, food trucks including District Taco, MeggRolls and Rocklands Barbecue and much more! The event will raise funds to support SCAN’s child abuse prevention programs in the coming year. Tickets can be purchased for players and spectators, and sponsorships are still available.

> Learn more about Croquet Day (including tickets and volunteer opportunities) here

Croquet Day in Pictures

As we gear up for our next special event on Monday (our 17th Annual Tee-Off for Children & Families Golf Tournament) we thought it was the perfect time to share some of the favorite photos from our most recent event–Croquet Day! Its success raising more than $30,000 on May 18th has been covered by local media here, here and here, and we’re so grateful that so many (over 200+) friends made it all possible. Enjoy the pics…and stay tuned for Golf Tournament photos next week on our Facebook page here!

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