Solomons, MD: David Spigler
60th birthday on Saturday, February 19.With over 250 friends and family in attendance at the Holiday Inn Select in beautiful Solomons, MD, Spiggy Hogette's party was the place to be in Southern Maryland.
On hand were several former Redskin greats, local celebrities, politicians and of course, most of the renowned Hogettes
of the gathering, "We go to church on Saturday so we don't have to go on Sunday and Father says, 'May you grow old in the comfort of friends'".With the number of friends Spigler has, he
must be awfully comfortable.
The journey started at the American Legion in Lusby, MD. "Last January, I was standing at the Legion with a bunch of my friends and Joe Gibbs came on the television," Spigler
stated."The thought occurred to me that I needed to do something for this man." Spigler
didn't know what that 'something' was until later when he
saw a television commercial for the Joe Gibbs' High Performance Special Edition Truck.When the commercial was over, Spigler
yelled: "That's it!I am going to get that truck, I'm going to raffle it, and make some money for the Youth For Tomorrow Foundation!"
And that's what he
did. Bayside Chevrolet in Prince Frederick, MD and Sterling Chevrolet of Sterling, VA provided the truck, the Hogettes sold over $60,000 worth of raffle tickets to pay for it and the donation, and on February 19th, Spigler got his birthday wish and presented a $30,000 check to Dr. Gary Jones, the CEO for Joe Gibbs' Youth For Tomorrow Foundation.
and the Hogettes
have been standing tall for over 23 years.Spigler
says that it is his
family that keeps him going full tilt as both a Hogette and a Realtor."I have the world's best wife", cooed Spigler
of wife Debbie, "She
is the most flexible, understanding woman on the face of the Earth.
chose both paths.He is a retired Mustang - a term bestowed upon a select few who enter the service in the enlisted ranks and earn a commission to be an officer - Spigler served his nation in the United States Navy.
Now retired, his
daughter Stacy carries on the tradition of giving back.She is a Naval Academy graduate and 1st Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps as a pilot.
When asked for a statement to the American troops protecting freedom around the globe, Spigler
offered, "They are the best this country has to offer.
stated, "Whatever you give goes directly to the needy and with that, people respond to us.We never set an objective or a figure that we want per event or per year.We just say, 'Hey.Give what's in your heart'."
The work has not gone unnoticed, as was evident by the local public officials attending the party.Delegate Tony O'Donnell presented a commendation to Spigler on behalf of Governor Bob Ehrlich, Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele, Secretary of State R. Karl Aumann and the Maryland House of Delegates.