MELE is paying all expenses to host the Tournament

A Golf Event for Cancer Research

August 26, 2024 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Links at Challedon, Challedon Circle, Mount Airy, MD, USA

Register/Sponsor Details

MELE Associates, Inc. will hold its inaugural DEFY Charity Golf Tournament on August 26th. The tournament will be held at The Links at Challendon in Mt. Airy, Maryland. MELE is covering all of the tournament costs so that 100% of the proceeds generated by the tournament will go to the cancer research charity Pelotonia, which was an organization near and dear to the heart of Wendy Chioji. 

Register your team, become a tournament sponsor, participate in the auction, or simply donate to Pelotonia directly. Your support will help Pelotonia achieve its mission of curing cancer for good. Join us for a terrific day of golf, great company, and a celebration of Wendy's remarkable life. 



"Life needs to be BIG and FULL and bursting with adventure and family and friends and love… and cats. Always cats… And after all, isn't that the point of all this? Extend your life so you can add on as many adventures with people that you love as you can. Even if your bones ache and you have a constant cough and your endurance sucks and your hair is abdicating its responsibility to be cute and on your (my) head and you're headed to one of the coldest places in America. I conquer all these things every minute of every day to try to do cool things."

--Wendy Chioji

A Life of Adventure Defying the Odds

Tournament Schedule 

Four-Player Captain's Choice Best Ball (18 holes)

8 AM Registration and Breakfast
9 AM Shotgun Start
2 PM Lunch Reception
3 PM Awards Ceremony & Prizes

  • Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd team places 
  • $25,000 Hole in One 
  • Putting Contest 
  • Closest to the Pin 
  • Longest Drive

 Unable to attend?

Consider a tax-deductible donation to support the ongoing fight against cancer.

Donate directly to Team Wendy by clicking the button below. 

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With over 250 employees and offices in Rockville, MD, Washington, DC, and Albuquerque, NM, MELE is a veteran-owned, minority-owned small business empowering its customers with innovative solutions for more than three decades. MELE has served more than one hundred countries across 149 project locations and has employees in 41 U.S. states. The company offers technical, engineering, and programmatic support expertise to a host of U.S. federal and international agencies, including, but not limited to, the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, INTERPOL, and the International Atomic Energy Agency. MELE's services include national security, intelligence, IT/cybersecurity, facility management and engineering, CBRNE defense and nuclear security, emergency response training/management, and mission and program support.

Pelotonia, a global community with a goal of ending cancer, is on its 16th year of fundraising to accelerate groundbreaking cancer research.  As a united force, the Pelotonia community has raised over $283 million in support of cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.  Pelotonia directs 100% of every participant-raised dollar to invest in the brightest minds, ideas, tools, and technology needed to accelerate the future of cancer care - including advancements in cancer prevention, improvements in early detection methods, and the development of cancer therapies that are less toxic and more effective for patients. Discover more about Pelotonia's profound impact at


Hosted By MELE Associates

Questions? Contact Jamie Klein


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