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Howard Community College Grand Prix Celebrates 25th Year of Raising Funds for Student Scholarships

September 11, 2012

(Columbia, MD) — Marama Farm, located just nine miles away from the HCC campus in Clarksville, MD, will be transformed into a festive arena on Saturday, September 22, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the 25th annual Howard Community College Grand Prix, where world-class equestrians — including Olympic veterans — compete on a challenging course of obstacles, jumps, twists and turns. Enjoy thrilling competition and great family fun – all while helping students enhance their lives through education. Special attractions include exhibitions, pony rides, boutiques, a pumpkin patch, hay rides, a moon bounce, a musical performance by the band “Misspent Youth,” and more! Proceeds benefit the HCC Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides scholarships for students.

Grand Prix Raffle: The Grand Prize Raffle winner will choose between a 2013 Ford Mustang Convertible, Lincoln MKX Luxury Crossover SUV or Ford F-150 Lariat Series Truck. Other raffle prizes include Drive & Dine Deal gift certificates to local restaurants; golf packages; a wine tasting and tour at Black Ankle Vineyards; tickets to area sporting events; custom jewelry and more! Raffle tickets are $100 each, or 3 for $250, and only 1,200 will be sold.

Grand Prix Tickets: 

Lawn Seating: $10 adults, free for children 10 and under     
Grandstand Seating: $15 adults, $8 for children 10 and under               
Box Seating: $250 (6 person tented seating, VIP parking)
Sponsor Tent Seat: $200 each
Sponsor Tent Tables: $1,500 and up (seats 8)

For information and tickets visit or call 443-518-1970. Online ticket purchase is available for event and raffle. Marama Farm is located at 5610 Chamblis Drive in Clarksville, MD, 21029.

About HCC
Howard Community College (HCC) is a publicly funded two-year community college serving the educational needs of the citizens and employers in Howard County, Maryland since 1970. With its slogan, “You Can Get There from Here,” the college has forged a variety of partnerships to offer career and transfer programs to over 30,000 students annually at its main campus in Columbia, the Ecker Business Training Center, and Laurel College Center. Located midway between two major metropolitan areas, Washington DC and Baltimore, MD, Howard Community College is an affordable, community-based institution that has long been recognized for its ability to inspire learning, and the lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals. Among its many awards is the prestigious U.S. Senate Productivity Award for organizational performance excellence.