The Military Bowl Foundation is hosting its annual Wimps vs. Warriors golf outing beginning Thursday, May 30 and featuring eight active-duty or veteran service members competing against Patriot Point supporters in a Ryder Cup-style golf event on two of the top courses on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.


The service members, comprising the Warriors team, have all competed or hope to compete in the annual Simpson Cup tournament between teams of injured service members and veterans from the United States and their British counterparts.


The “Wimps” are a group of patriotic Americans who are successful in their personal and business lives and also recognize the importance of supporting the nation’s service members.


“The Wimps are great people,” Military Bowl Foundation President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “But compared to the Warriors, who are such brave defenders of freedom in America and across the world, they are the Wimps.”


Wimps vs. Warriors kicks off with a round of golf Thursday at Talbot Country Club in Easton. The participants will then return to Patriot Point for a relaxing night and festive dinner before Friday’s second round at The Links at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels.


Among those golfing on the Warriors team are:

  • Marty Caraway: U.S. Marine Corps veteran served from 1999 to 2005 with two combat deployments. Simpson Cup player from 2018 to 2021 and Simpson Cup captain in 2022 and 2023.
  • Justin Castellanos: U.S. Army veteran served five years in the 1st Ranger Battalion and served four combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Has been a Boston firefighter for 12 years and played in the 2022 Simpson Cup.
  • Scott Kearney: Simpson Cup hopeful is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and is a commissioned ensign in the Naval Reserves.
  • Cole Paulk: Served in the U.S. Navy from 2007 to 2016. Works as an electronics engineer supporting the Naval Undersea Warfare Center. Simpson Cup player in 2023.
  • Scott Riddle: Served five years in the U.S. Army as a 19D scout then re-enlisted as a combat medic. He was injured in a rollover accident while serving in Iraq and spent two years recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center followed by nine months in a brain injury center before medically retiring. Received the Meritorious Service Medal twice and the Army Commendation Medal.
  • Matt Savage: Has served in the U.S. Army since 2003, with multiple deployments to Afghanistan and one deployment to Iraq. Has worked in recruiting and retention for 16 years. Through the Walter Reed Adaptive Sports program, has become an avid golfer.
  • Jerome Taylor: Served more than 25 years in the U.S. Army Special Forces Service. Simpson Cup player in 2023.
  • Eli Villanueva: Retired Master Sergeant served 22 years in the U.S. Army, including three tours with the 82nd Airborne Division and his last 11 years of service with a special missions unit within the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. Simpson Cup player in 2023.


Proceeds from the event benefit Patriot Point, the Military Bowl Foundation’s 294-acre retreat for recovering service members, their families and caregivers.


To learn more about Patriot Point or to support the event, please contact Patriot Point Senior Director of Development Jen Pusatere at jpusatere@patriotpoint.org.