The Arc of Atlantic County Announces New Golf Pro-Am and Major Golf Fundraising Event
All Proceeds Benefit People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Egg Harbor Twp., NJ – The Arc of Atlantic County announces I. Rice & Company Presents The Arc of Atlantic County Golf Pro-Am and the 10th Annual Golfing for Good Tournament, to be held Thursday, September 13th on the Bay and Pines courses at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club.
This unique, ambitious and largest golf fundraising event of its kind to be held in Southern New Jersey will combine the existing I .Rice & Company Golfing for Good Invitational with the launch of the inaugural The Arc of Atlantic County Golf Pro-Am. Over 300 golfers will take part in this sporting spectacular to be held at the historic and prestigious Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club.
The event will also feature a number of sporting celebrity participants, such as, Tra Thomas former offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, Brian Propp Hall of Famer for the Philadelphia Flyers and Joe Pisarcik former quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants.
The event launches the The Arc of Atlantic County Golf Pro-Am which will pair 36 professional golfers with 36 amateur foursomes playing for a prize purse of $11,000. The Pro-Am will be played on Stockton’s Pines course and will have separate prize purses for winning golf pros and amateur foursomes. The Arc of Atlantic County Golf Pro-Am allows amateur golfers to experience playing simultaneously in a professional and amateur golf tournament. The Arc of Atlantic County Pro-Am is ranked among the highest Pro-Am prize purses in New Jersey.
The I. Rice & Company Golfing for Good Tournament celebrates its tenth anniversary and has raised $617,000 of much needed funding to provide support and services to people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) in our community. The event will be held on Stockton’s Bay course and is an open invitational amateur foursome competition which brings together business partners of the Philadelphia based I. Rice & Company and local supporters of The Arc of Atlantic County.
“For the last decade, I. Rice & Company has supported The Arc of Atlantic County by sponsoring the Golfing for Good Invitational Tournament,” said Irv Singer, Tournament Director. “In celebration of ten years of dedication to people with I/DD, we’re excited to add The Arc of Atlantic County Pro-Am to add a new twist to our golf tournament and also hopefully increasing awareness of The Arc’s mission to improve the lives of people with I/DD in our community,” Singer added.
The I. Rice Golfing For Good Tournament began when golfing buddies and Margate residents, Steve Kuhl and Irv Singer, decided to pool and tap into their resources to make a meaningful difference in their community. They did this by enlisting the support of many friends and business partners and brought them together for a fundraising day of golf.
“I. Rice is proud to support The Arc of Atlantic County and the valuable work they do,” said Steve Kuhl, President and CEO of I. Rice and Company. “Over ten years we have raised an amazing $617,000 for this worthy cause. The funds we raise support recreation and sports programs providing people with I/DD, giving them opportunities to learn new skills but to also have an active and inclusive role in the local community.” Kuhl commented.
“The Arc of Atlantic County is honored to have a long-standing friendship with Steve Kuhl and Joe DiMedio of I. Rice and Company and the wonderful support they have made to The Arc of Atlantic County over the last ten years,” said Scott Hennis, CEO of The Arc of Atlantic County. “I truly hope that this major event generates interest and awareness among the public about what The Arc of Atlantic County does and the ways in which we support people with I/DD and their families.” Hennis added.
For registration details and sponsorship opportunities for The Arc of Atlantic County Golf Pro-Am contact Calum Kennedy, Assistant Tournament Director, 609-485-0800 Ext 137, firstname.lastname@example.org.