Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/18/19
From Press Release
The Philadelphia Lacrosse Association invites you to participate in the 27th Annual PLA Golf Classic on Monday, October 28th at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill. Your participation will support the PLA’s mission to promote the game of lacrosse in the region.
Last year’s PLA Golf Classic at Rolling Green featured 64 golfers and 38 corporate and individual sponsors and help raise close to $15,000. The proceeds enabled the PLA to do the following:
• Support the PIAA Public Lacrosse League and youth and middle programs in Philadelphia, promoting diversity and inclusion in the sport;
• Provide grants to underwrite club men’s and women’s programs at Lincoln University – one of the nation’s oldest historically black college;
• Support the HEADstring Project, which has refurbished and/or donated over 950 sticks for the benefit of programs in the City and Greater Philadelphia (see www.headstringproject.com).
• Organize/underwrite the Eastern PA Lacrosse Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for the Class of 2019;
• Organize/underwrite the 6th Annual PLA High School Awards Recognition Banquet, which brought both the boys’ and girls’ games together to recognize elite high school lacrosse players and others who made their mark on the 2019 high school lacrosse season; and
• Conduct/sponsor high school and youth coaches’ clinics.
We’re excited to return to Whitemarsh, which hosted our outing in 2008. The course is a parkland style classic designed by noted architect George C. Thomas, Jr. and features a great routing and scenic beauty. It’s a “must play” venue 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.
Please reserve your spot by registering for the event as soon as possible, and plan to catch up with good friends and have some fun. At the same time, you will help make it possible for more boys and girls in the City and region to discover the joy of America’s native game.
Whitemarsh Valley Country Club
815 Thomas Road, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Pro Shop Phone: 215-233-3904 (directions attached)
Online registration (to send in payment and do registration through mail, see form below)
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Whitemarsh is a “must play” course in the Philadelphia area, and is ranked among the top classical courses in Pennsylvania. The course was designed in 1908 by noted golf course architect George C. Thomas, Jr., whose portfolio of outstanding courses includes Riviera Country Club and the famed North Course at the Los Angeles Country Club. Whitemarsh has hosted numerous national tournaments since its inception, including the U.S. Women’s Amateur, the Philadelphia Classic and later the IVB Golf Classic, whose winners included Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Kite and Gary Player. Whitemarsh is known for its scenic beauty and its carpet-like fairways, stately trees and emerald greens guarded by vivid white sand traps.
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 (Gold) — $1,000; Co-Sponsor (Silver) — $500; Patron of the PLA (Bronze) — $250
Cocktail Reception, Banquet and Awards Ceremony (only) — $75
*Contribution per person includes buffet lunch; catered hors d’oeurves, carving/pasta stations and cru d’ete (with assorted dips) during cocktail reception and awards banquet; greens fees, golf cart, use of practice and locker room facilities; on-course refreshments and snacks at courtesy stations; eligibility for individual and team awards; and a 2019 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 Whitemarsh’s 9th Hole. Team prizes will be awarded for low gross and low net (Callaway Format, using some abstruse, encrypted and wholly esoteric algorithm). Hole-in-one prizes apply on all par threes (car, travel packages, and/or cash prize).
(YOU CAN ALSO REGISTER AND PAY ON-LINE AND ARE ENCOURAGED TO DO SO)
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
YES! I would like to participate in the 2019 PLA Golf Classic in the following way:
_ Foursome…….. . $1,000
Twosome…….. . $500
Individual…….. $250 _ Cocktail Reception and Awards Ceremony (only) — $75
SPONSORSHIP — I would (also) like to sponsor the 2019 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 (or more) contribution*
_ Patron of the PLA (Bronze) — $250 (or more) 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 other materials (i.e., High Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame programs). 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) ______________________________________
Phone Number: _____; Email Address: ___________________________
Please register the following member(s) of my foursome/twosome (provide names and email addresses):
If you chose to complete this registration form rather than register online, please mail it (with full payment) to: 2019 PLA Golf Classic, c/o Scott Growney, 235 Keller Road, Berwyn, PA 19312