Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 8/19/15
From The PLA
The Philadelphia Lacrosse Association and US Lacrosse invite you to participate in the 2015 PLA Golf Classic on Monday, October 12th at Manufacturers’ Golf and Country Club in Fort Washington, PA. 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.
Last year’s PLA Golf Classic at Bidermann Golf Club featured 124 golfers and 68 corporate and individual sponsors and helped the PLA raised over $25,000. The proceeds enabled the PLA to do the following:
• Support of the PIAA Public Lacrosse League and youth and middle programs in Philadelphia;
• Conduct/sponsor 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);
• Organize/underwrite the 2nd Annual PLA High School Awards Recognition Banquet at the Radnor Hotel, which featured over 250 attendees and brought both the boys’ and girls’ games together to recognize elite high school lacrosse players and others who made their mark on the 2015 high school lacrosse season;
• Induct the Class of 2015 into the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame at Whitemarsh Country Club in February;
• Support the HEADstring Project, which donated over 200 new and refurbished sticks to programs in the City (see http://www.headstringproject.com); and
• Launch the PLA’s new website (see http://www.palacrosse.com).
We are excited to return to Manufacturers! The club hosted our first outing in 1993 and last hosted our event in 2006. The Club offers a majestic club house and other facilities and a traditional style parkland layout, featuring a great routing and scenic beauty throughout. Manufacturers’ is one of the “must play” courses in the Philadelphia area.
We would welcome your and your company’s participation and sponsorship to help ensure the outing’s success. All sponsors, patrons and (if applicable) their logos (and websites) will be promoted on tee-signs, in the event program, in press releases and on PLA website and the PLA Golf Outing 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 5th (“Early Bird” special ends September 11th). 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.
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.
23rd ANNUAL PLA GOLF CLASSIC
Monday, October 12, 2015
Manufacturers’ Country Club
511 Dreshertown Road, Oreland, PA 19075
Main Clubhouse: (215) 886-3200
Golf Shop: (215) 886-3033
Manufacturers County Club is a “must play” course in the Philadelphia area, and is ranked among the top courses in Pennsylvania and the 100 Best Classical Courses in America. The course was designed in 1925 by noted golf course architect William Flynn, whose portfolio of outstanding area courses includes Huntingdon Valley, Lancaster Country Club, Philadelphia Country Club and Rolling Green. Flynn also designed a number of championship courses nationwide, including Cherry Hills in Denver (1993 U.S. Senior Open), The Country Club in Boston (1999 Ryder Cup) and Shinnocock Hills in Southampton, Long Island (1995, 2004 U.S. Opens).
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 — 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Individual — $275*; Foursome — $1100*
Early Bird Special (Individual — $250*; Foursome — $1000*; must be paid by September 11th)
Corporate/Individual Sponsorships: Major Sponsor (Gold) — $1,000; Co-Sponsor (Silver) — $500; Patron of the PLA (Bronze) — $250
Cocktail Reception, Banquet and Awards Ceremony (only) — $75 (includes a PLA golf hat!)
*Contribution per person includes buffet lunch; catered hors d’oeurves, carved turkey 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 2015 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” on Manufacturers’ noted quarry hole (the 8th Hole). 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).
2015 PLA GOLF CLASSIC COMMITTEE
Dan Altschuler, Past President
Bob Aitken, Past President
Mark Aitken, Raffle Chair
Shelly Erwine, Emeritus
Mike French, Ambassador
Chris Goldberg, Publicity
Scott Growney, Chair
McCall Growney, Chair Support
Jef Hewlings, Past President
Huppy, Birdie Challenge Czar
Stephen Kotch, Treasurer
Laurie Markle, Past President
Chris McNichol, Club Liaison
Jim “Cuzz” Rolston, Security
Kevin Ryan, Emeritus
Meg Ryan, Sponsorship
Peter Scott, Polos/Prizes
Lee Stevens, US Lacrosse
Jayd Wollard, Mulligan Sales
James Wollard, Mulligan Sales
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
Deb Andress, John Combs, George Corrigan, Sr., Pete Kienzle, and Andrew Touchstone
(let us know about others in the lacrosse community we should remember and pay tribute to this year)
(YOU CAN ALSO REGISTER AND PAY ON-LINE AND ARE ENCOURAGED TO DO SO)
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 5, 2015
YES! I would like to participate in the 2015 PLA Golf Classic in the following way:
______ Foursome…….. . $1,100 ($1,000 if registered and paid by September 11, 2015)
______ Twosome…….. . $550 ($500 if registered and paid by September 11, 2015)
______ Individual…….. $275 ($250 if registered and paid by September 11, 2015)
______ Cocktail Reception and Awards Ceremony Only — $75
SPONSORSHIP — I would (also) like to sponsor the 2015 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 (Gold) — $1,000 (or more) contribution*
______ Co-Sponsorship (Silver) — $500 contribution*
______ Patron of the PLA (Bronze) — $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 fifteen thousand members and contacts, on the new PLA web site and PLA Golf Outing website (along with logos and links to sponsor websites) 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):
If you chose to complete this registration form rather than register online, please mail it (with full payment) to: 2015 PLA Golf Classic, c/o Scott Growney, 235 Keller Road, Berwyn, PA 19312