Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/3/12
The Philadelphia Lacrosse Association is launching registration for the 20th PLA Golf Classic on Monday, October 8th at White Manor Country Club in Malvern.
Your participation will support the PLA’s mission to promote the game of lacrosse in the region, particularly our New Start Program, which provides technical and financial assistance to new lacrosse programs. The PLA has provided close to $300,000 in grant support to new lacrosse programs in the area since the outing’s inception in 1993.
Last year’s PLA Golf Classic at White Manor involved 96 golfers and 58 individual and corporate sponsors and raised over $16,000. The proceeds enabled the PLA to continue its support of the PIAA Public Lacrosse League in Philadelphia, which featured a dozen high school teams notwithstanding the School District’s budget challenges.
Golf Classic proceeds also helped the PLA conduct high school and youth coaches’ clinics (including the Annual Berks County, Lehigh County, SEPYLA and EPSLA Coaches’ Clinics), sponsor area charitable tournaments that keep Philadelphia lacrosse in the spotlight (including the Katie Samson Tournament, the Nick Colleluori Classic, Checking for Cancer and EvanFest), and host the memorable June exhibition game between the United States Men’s U-19 Team and Team Philly, which edged the national team and eventual world champions in double-overtime.
This year’s proceeds will help with similar efforts, including the 2013 Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Whitemarsh Country Club scheduled for February 2nd.
Below is all the information and a registration form regarding the event and its format. The PLA also is accepting sponsorships to help ensure the outing’s success. Among other things, all sponsors and their logos (and websites) will be featured prominently on the home page of the PLA website.
Reserve your spot in the outing by completing the attached registration form and returning it to Scott Growney (2012 PLA Golf Classic, c/o Scott Growney, 235 Keller Road, Berwyn, PA 19312) as soon as possible, but in any event before Monday, October 1st. If you are not a golfer or cannot attend the golfing activities, you are welcome to attend the cocktail reception and banquet that begins at 5:45 pm. Space in the outing is limited and registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis.
White Manor County Club
831 Providence Road, Malvern, PA 19355
610-647-1070 (directions are attached)
White Manor, a “must play” venue, features rolling hills, valleys, streams and ponds. Situated in the magnificent Radnor Hunt country in Chester County, The Manor is scenic and spectacular and will be awash with light and alive with dramatic colors. The course, which has hosted numerous LPGA events, was redesigned and renovated in 2003 by highly rated course architects from Bobby Weed Design (Pointe Vedra Beach, Florida). The redesign re-routed the holes into a more strategic design, while preserving the overall layout, and opened to rave reviews and accolades, including Golf, Inc.’s U.S. Course Renovation of the Year.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Registration, Practice, Skills Contest and Lunch — 10:30 am to 12:15 pm
Tee-Off (Shotgun Start) — 12:30 pm
Cocktail Reception/Hors D’oeurves/Banquet/Raffle, Auction and Awards — 5:45 to 8:00 pm
Individual — $250*; Foursome — $1000*
Corporate/Individual Sponsorships: Major Sponsor — $500; Co-Sponsor — $250
Cocktail Reception, Banquet and Awards Ceremony (only) — $50
*Contribution per person includes buffet lunch; catered hors d’oeurves, roast beef and pasta stations and cru d’ete (with assorted dips) during cocktail reception and awards banquet; greens fees, golf cart, bag handling/loading, use of practice and locker room facilities; on-course refreshments and snacks at courtesy stations; eligibility for individual and team awards; and a 2012 PLA Golf Classic Gift Pack.
TOURNAMENT FORMAT, PRIZES AND AWARDS
The event will be a “modified scramble” (all players drive; foursome selects a drive; players play their own ball from there). Individual prizes will be awarded for longest drive, straightest drive, closest-to-the-pin (all par threes), and the traditional “Double-Flag Birdie Challenge.” Team prizes will be awarded for low gross and low net. Hole-in-one prizes apply on all par threes (car, travel packages, and/or cash prize).
2011 PLA GOLF CLASSIC COMMITTEE
Dan Altschuler, Past President
Bob Aitken, Past President
Mark Aitken, Raffle Chair
Bruce Cox, Veteran
Jenny Duckenfield, Outreach
Shelly Erwine, Emeritus
Chris Flynn, Networking
Mike French, Wings
Ron Forster, Sponsorship
Scott Gabrielsen, Networking
Chris Goldberg, Publicity
Scott Growney, Chair
Chris Hupfeldt, Rules Czar
Steve Kotch, Treasurer
Laurie Markle, President
Chris McNichol, Club Lax
Mary Fran Riffel, Outreach
Kevin Ryan, Emeritus
Meg Ryan, Sponsorship
Peter Scott, Polos/Prizes
John Strang, Communications
Lee Stevens, Emeritus
Jayd Wollard, Sales
(Registration Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2012)
YES! I would like to participate in the 2012 PLA Golf Classic in the following way:
______ Foursome…….. . $1,000
______ Twosome…….. . $500
______ Individual…….. $250
______ Cocktail Reception and Awards Ceremony Only — $50
SPONSORSHIP — I would (also) like to sponsor the 2012 PLA Golf Classic and support the PLA and its effort to promote the growth and popularity of the great game of lacrosse. Please remember, we rely entirely on your tax deductible sponsorships to make the event a fundraising success! The PLA is a Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) organization based in Baltimore (TIN #52-07906050, Group Exemption #3570).
______ Major Sponsorship — $500 (or more) contribution*
______ Co-Sponsorship — $250 contribution*
*All Sponsors and their level of support will be recognized with a promotional tee sign to be located on the course on the day of the event. Sponsors will also receive prominent recognition in the event program, in a press release immediately following the event, in our communications to over five thousand PLA members, on the PLA web site (along with logos and links to sponsor websites on the PLA home page) and in PLA New Start Program materials. Your sponsorship will also earn our thanks and the gratitude of countless youth lacrosse players and their parents.
Enclosed please find one or more checks for $_______ made payable to the “Philadelphia Lacrosse Association. “
Name/Address (City, State and Zip Code) __________________________________________________
Official USGA Handicap (Index) or estimated score for 18 holes (based on last five scores): _________
Phone Number: ______________________________________________________________________
Fax Number: ________________________________________________________________________
Email Address: ______________________________________________________________________
Please register the following member(s) of my foursome/twosome (names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and Official USGA Handicaps (Indexes) or estimated scores for 18 holes): __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Please mail this registration form (with full payment) to: 2012 PLA Golf Classic, c/o Scott Growney, 235 Keller Road, Berwyn, PA 19312
MAJOR SPONSORS – 2011 PLA GOLF CLASSIC
Ashbee Lacrosse Club
Brinker Capital (courtesy of Bill Miller)