Announcing a new, long-term Partnership with the Life Ring Foundation

The Donna Andrews Invitational is proud to announce a new charitable partnership with the Life Ring Foundation.

Click here for details About the Life Ring Foundation

We are thrilled to join forces with the Life Ring Foundation and their Fighting Kid's Cancer program as we continue to honor Eleanor's memory.

The Life Ring Foundation has graciously created a dedicated donation page for anyone associated with The Donna wishing to join the fight in Eleanor's name. I'm Fighting Kid's Cancer for Eleanor

2024 Dates Have Changed

Now June 30 - July 2, 2024

Registration Opens March 1, 2024

Entry Fee: $250

Past Champions

Our Mission Statement

Established in 2019, The Donna Andrews Invitational is dedicated to creating a premier tournament experience for amateur women golfers of all ages. We strive to bring an exceptional field of junior, collegiate, mid-am and senior players together on an iconic golf course in an atmosphere that creates lifelong relationships based on the best qualities of the game – sportsmanship and mentoring in the midst of elite competition!






Division and overall prizes for the winners of the Donna Andrews Invitational



Open to any female player with a Handicap Index of 14.4 or less (5.4 for the Open Division), the field will be limited to 96 competitors, selected at the discretion of The Donna Andrews Invitational.


Find out the who, what, when and where for the duration of your tournament play.




• Open
• Senior

Entry Fee: $250

  • Beth Lillie; 2020 Tournament Champion
    The great year of golf that got me into the 2021 ANWA all started with The Donna... I won't ever forget that. Just really appreciate all your kindness!
    Beth Lillie; 2020 Tournament Champion
  • Alexis Florio; Columbia University Women’s Golf Class of ‘22
    The Donna Andrews Invitational was one of my favorite tournaments of the summer! The tournament offered a competitive field of junior, college, and mid-am golfers and Boonsboro CC was a fun and challenging track. The golf staff, committee members, and volunteers made the event run seamlessly and were so supportive of women’s golf and growing the game
    Alexis Florio; Columbia University Women’s Golf Class of ‘22
  • Lauren Greenlief; 2015 USGA Mid-Amateur Champion
    It was a great week. The course is in excellent condition and it was just a great atmosphere out there. There were a ton of spectators, and Boonsboro Country Club really came out and supported the event, which is amazing for women’s golf. I think the tournament was just extremely well run, and I’m looking to coming back in the future.
    Lauren Greenlief; 2015 USGA Mid-Amateur Champion
  • Jillian Drinkard, 2019 NCAA Division II POY; Methodist University Women’s Golf
    I was fortunate to be given one of the first invitations to The Inaugural Donna Andrews Invitational 2019. It was a memorable tournament experience in which I made many lifelong friendships. There were a lot of great players and it was one of the most well organized and fun amateur tournaments I have ever competed in. I hope to return to Boonsboro CC and play in The Donna every year!
    Jillian Drinkard, 2019 NCAA Division II POY; Methodist University Women’s Golf
  • Nicole Adam, 2019 NC Junior Girl's Player of The Year
    I have so many good things to say about The Donna Andrews Invitational. To start, when you arrive at the golf course you feel at home. The town has supported the tournament so much and has gathered so many volunteers who will do anything to make your time even better. The meals provided to the players and their family at no additional cost were fantastic and allowed everyone to come together and made opportunities to create lifetime friendships.
    Nicole Adam, 2019 NC Junior Girl's Player of The Year
  • Katherine Schuster; 2019 Dixie Amateur and 2019 Silver Belle Champion
    The tournament was run amazingly well... It was very professional, and definitely a first class event. Can't wait to come back!
    Katherine Schuster; 2019 Dixie Amateur and 2019 Silver Belle Champion



Available to any competitor regardless of age who meets all other eligibility requirements, and played at ~6100 - 6300yds. The overall Champion will come from this Division only.




Available to competitors age 50 or older as of June 30, 2024. The Senior Division will be played at a yardage of ~5100 - 5300yds

Meet Donna

About Eleanor

My daughter Eleanor Marjorie-Anne Washburn was a tough force of nature. Born February 4, 2018, she was vibrant, feisty, loving, and sweet, but she was destined to fight with heart, with tenacity, in innocence, against a relentless enemy.

She loved music and movies - Taylor Swift, Frozen and Tangled were her favorites. And like Taylor, Elsa and Rapunzel, she didn’t need anyone else to validate her. She accepted any challenge set before her with a spirited independence: an endearing blend of “I’m doing this myself” but “be there if I need you, Dad.”   

Medulloblastoma tried to steal her spirit but failed, miserably. She fought hard, tooth and nail, until her very last breath, with a Champion's will. She would be proud to have her name and her fighting spirit attached to such an elite, female empowering event like The Donna Andrews Invitational.

Thank you for honoring my “feisty little fighter girl” and her warrior's spirit. It comforts me to know her memory will be honored by a tournament established to celebrate exceptional women.

If you’d like to join the Fighting Kid's Cancer movement in Southwest VA, please consider making a donation in Eleanor’s name to the Life Ring Foundation by clicking the "Fighting Kid's Cancer in Eleanor's Name" button below. 

I love you, Eleanor.

Eric Washburn (son of tournament founder Steve Washburn)

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This is a
Player Ranking Event

54 holes of stroke play on Sun, Mon, Tue, June 30 – July 2, 2024

Now in our 6th year, "The Donna" has become one of the most highly anticipated Summer Invitationals of the year!