OBI hosts three annual fundraising events - Mardi Gras, Links Challenge Golf Tournament and Bowl-A-Thon. We want to thank the community for its continuous generosity to make these fundraisers such successes. Proceeds help OBI to continue to providing the necessary services helping adults with developmental disabilities be productive citizens.

21st Annual Mardi Gras

Come join the fun at OBI’s 21st Annual Mardi Gras on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. This Annual fundraiser presented by Live! Casino & Hotel is guaranteed to entertain. For the first time in the event's history, it will be hosted at Live! Hotel.

For more information about the Mardi Gras or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathy Shatt Director of Development, at 410.787.0700 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our Mardi Gras is a great “street” party with live music, food, entertainment, and a silent and live auction. Our Mardi Gras is an event full of merriment, laughter, joy and truly an evening not to be missed.

15th Annual Links Challenge

Come join us on Monday, June 18th for our 15th Annual Links Challenge. This is a great time to enjoy a day out in the sun (we do our sun dance every year) with colleagues, friends and family members. The success of the event depends on your participation and generosity. Please join as as a golfer, either individually or as a foursome, or as a sponsor. For more information about the golf tournament, sponsorships or foursomes contact Kathy Shatt, Director of Development, 410.787.0707 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

21st Annual Bowl-a-thon

Our Bowl-A-Thon is a fun day for the entire family and is both a “Fun” raiser and a “Fund” raiser. Proceeds from this year's event benefit the Friendship Civitan Club & Opportunity Builders, Inc. The event is generously hosted annually by the Glen Burnie Bowl America. The 21st Annual bowl-a-thon will be on Thursday, September 27, 2018.

The Friendship Civitan Club is unique in that its membership consists primarily of adults served by OBI. Friendship Club projects educate and entertain its members as well as provide the opportunity to “help the world” through volunteer service and community involvement. Not only do OBI’s clients belong to the club, OBI staff and family members are active members as well. This Bowl-A-Thon is the club’s main fundraising event; the proceeds will benefit all activities planned throughout the year.

Questions? Please call Kathy Shatt, Director of Development, at 410.787.0700 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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