Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/20/14
Registration is now open for the 2014 PLA Golf Outing, which will be held on Monday, October 13th at Bidermann Golf Club in Wilmington, Delaware, part of the Vicmead Hunt Club.
The event will support the PLA’s mission to promote the game of lacrosse in the Greater Philadelphia region, particularly its New Start Program, which provides technical and financial assistance to new lacrosse programs. The PLA has provided close to $375,000 in grant support to new lacrosse programs in the area since the outing’s inception in 1993.
Last year’s PLA Golf Classic at Bidermann featured 100 golfers and over 50 individual and corporate sponsors and raised $21,200. The proceeds enabled the PLA to continue its support of the PIAA Public Lacrosse League and youth and middle programs in Philadelphia. Golf Classic proceeds also helped the PLA conduct high school and youth 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).
Proceeds also enabled the PLA to organize and underwrite the 1st Annual PLA High School Awards Recognition Banquet at the Radnor Hotel, which featured over 200 attendees and brought both the boys’ and girls’ games together for the first time in an effort to recognize elite high school lacrosse players and others who made their mark on the 2014 high school lacrosse season. Funds from the outing will also help the PLA induct the Class of 2015 into the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame at Whitemarsh Country Club in February.
The PLA is excited that Vicmead Hunt Club and Bidermann will again host the event. The club, the course and the staff received rave reviews from everyone who played or attended the event in October 2013. Originally the 9-hole private course of Henry Francis du Pont at his Winterthur estate, Bidermann was enlarged, redesigned and established as a private club in 1965 (it later merged with Vicmead).
Today, the course offers a traditional style parkland layout with native grasslands separating each golf hole. It is an enjoyable, yet challenging, golf course surrounded by unparalleled scenic beauty and the serenity of the Brandywine Valley.
The PLA is particularly looking for sponsors for the event. Among other things, all sponsors, patrons and (if applicable) their logos (and websites) will be promoted in press releases and on the new PLA website. For more information regarding the event and its ever festive format, please visit the event website — www.plagolfouting.com.
Please reserve your spot in the outing by registering for the event as soon as possible, but in any event before Monday, October 6th. 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 5:30 pm. Space in the outing is limited and registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Based on last year’s participation and advanced expressions of interest, we expect the outing to sell out quickly.
As in the past, the PLA Golf Classic promises to be a fully subscribed and memorable one. So please come out, catch up with good friends and join the fun. At the same time, you will help make it possible for even more boys and girls in the City and our larger region to discover the joy of America’s native game. Hope to see you there, thanks for your consideration and continuing support.