Today is the official day of the 2014 ClubCorp Charity Classic. Although most clubs already have held their events or will be holding them at a later date, eight clubs are holding their events today with several more clubs' events taking place through the weekend. In addition to the golf tournaments and dinners, activities and events include a:
- Golf Outing and Hawaiian Luau at April Sound Country Club in Montgomery, Texas
- An Iron Chef team cook-off at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston
- “Memphis Music Masters II” featuring musical performances, spectacular food and spirits at The Crescent Club in Memphis, Tennessee
- Family Fun Day and 5K Run at Canterwood Golf & Country Club in Gig Harbor, Washington
When a club hosts their Charity Classic, the doors to the club are open to the public to help support three great causes: the ClubCorp Employee Partners Care Foundation, Augie's Quest/ALS Therapy Development Institute, and the local charity you have chosen to support. It is a day to create a fantastic community event, showcase your club to non-Members, and to raise money for charity.
Good luck with your events!
Formal white dinner jackets are guaranteed to make an impressionable entrance, even at a James Bond Skyfall premiere.
A few days before opening night, at a very limited premiere at the Malco Paradiso theater in Memphis, Tenn., a group from The Crescent Club in Memphis arrived in true Bond fashion, dressed to the nines in classic cocktail attire after attending a delightful cocktail mixer at the Club.
Through Columbia Pictures, the Club obtained two dozen passes for the private viewing and invited some of the Club’s newest Members, Bell Ringers, Board of Governors and Committee Members to attend.
The Club challenged the attendees by offering to make a donation to the Memphis Music Foundation for each gentlemen who came in a white jacket. The result was a glamorous group and a near $500 donation to the worthy foundation, which helps offer music lessons and instruments to children who cannot afford them.
Once they were at the theater, a representative from Columbia Pictures invited Club Manager Charles Shepherd to address the packed theater. Shepherd explained the meaning behind the white jackets and drew attention to the great work the Club was doing within the community.
If you missed out on Skyfall, stay tuned for more upcoming Columbia Pictures events at The Crescent Club!