Knock three times and tell ‘em Joe sent ya!
Attendees at the 2012 Charity Classic at The Greenspoint Club in Houston on October 20 were whisked back to the glamorous 1920s, for a night of fine dining, dancing and entertainment to benefit three separate charities.
A night of surprises awaited everyone at Greenspoint, which was completely transformed into a wonderland. Attendees arrived dressed in Roaring Twenties garb and the Clubhouse was covered in huge white feather plumes, gold lamé draping and crystal beads.
The night began with a cocktail reception in the Cotton Club, before everyone proceeded into the 21 Club for a delectable, gourmet four-course dinner. The night was going very well until the joint was raided by the 'police', which naturally forced everyone into the gym, magically transformed for the night into a speakeasy. Then the party really began!
The event continued far into the night as the ladies and gentlemen placed bids in the auction, played games and gambled in the casino, listened to live music and sipped on bathtub gin and other decade favorites. The event was held in honor of Dan McIntyre, former ClubCorp executive for 24 years and a two-time cancer survivor, and his choice for the event’s third charity was Golfers Against Cancer.
Around 160 people came to the event, which ended up being a beautiful evening full of fun and philanthropy, raising over $100,000.
Just like all ClubCorp Charity Classic events, the proceeds raised that evening went to three wonderful charities, MDA’s Augie’s Quest, the Employee Partner Care Foundation and one local charity.
For Greenspoint, that local charity was Golfers Against Cancer. A very worthy cause, Golfers Against Cancer has raised and donated over $22 million for cancer research since its’ inception in the summer of 1997 in Kingwood, Texas.
The event was made possible by the Club's Charity Committee, which is a joint effort of the Club's Social Committee and their Board of Governors.
Thank you and congratulations to all the organizers and attendees who made the night such a success!
Los Angeles, the second most-populated city in the United States, is known for being home to many colorful cultures.
For its’ 2012 Charity Classic event on Friday night, October 5,2012, The City Club on Bunker Hill in LA decided to explore the culinary diversity of the city.
At the event, dubbed “Love in LA”, attendees enjoyed a wonderful four-corner station dinner, representing the Latin, Middle Eastern, Asian and American corners of the city, with delicious wine pairings.
The event, which was open to the public, had more than 150 guests. In addition to supporting three worthy causes, throughout the course of the night attendees were entertained by a magician, enjoyed live jazz music, participated in a silent auction and were given a once-in-a-lifetime opportuity to kiss a pig.
Yes, for a charitable donation, you could have kissed a pig. And many participants did, since Bueller the Pig 'single-hoovedly' raised over $1,000!
The event raised almost $18,000 for MDA’s Augie’s Quest, The Employee Partner Care Foundation, and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Youth Foundation.
The LA Sheriff’s Youth Foundation strives to offer safe alternative opportunities to at-risk youth in Los Angeles County, a county notoriously plagued by gangs, drugs and violence. These opportunities focus on activities for the youth that build character, instill leadership skills, boost self-esteem and help them establish a positive outlook on their own life and future.
Thank you to all the organizers at The City Club and to all who attended and made the event such a great success!
Is there such a thing as too much golf for one day?
Not according to three adventurous Employee Partners at The Clubs of Kingwood in Kingwood, Texas, who took to the courses for an entire day to raise money for The First Tee.
Aurora Kircher-McClain, director of the Golf Advantage School at Kingwood; Heath Martin, head golf professional at Kingwood and general manager of the Deerwood Club; and Darrell Funston, director of golf at Kingwood, spent a little more than 12 hours in one day playing every hole of golf at Kingwood, all 90 of them, plus playing 10 holes twice to reach that commendable benchmark of 100 holes.
The three of them started their day off bright and early at 7 a.m. and finished at 7:30 p.m. There was a lot of support for them on the course, coming from the monetary donations made by Members and fellow Employee Partners, and from the food and beverage staff at Kingwood who made sure the trio always stayed nourished and hydrated. Finally, when the trio got to the 100th and final hole, there was a whole crowd of supporters cheering them on as they finished their quest.
The First Tee is an international youth development organization with school and after-school programs that focus on instilling values such as integrity, respect and perseverance through the game of golf. According to The First Tee, they have reached 6.5 million participants since their inception in 1997.
Their work is largely made possible through private donations such as those raised by the event at Kingwood.
Thank you to all those who donated and to the trio who made it through the day smiling!
Every year, our Clubs open their doors to the public to attend the wide array of events offered during the annual ClubCorp Charity Classic. But for those who just can’t get enough and want to bring the philanthropy home with them, we proudly announce our annual online auction! The bidding starts at 8 a.m. EST on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 and ends at 9 p.m. EST on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, so cast your bids and don’t miss out!
ClubCorp’s Charity Classic is a great opportunity to give to worthy causes. The two beneficiaries of the Charity Classic online auction this year are MDA’s Augie’s Quest, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease; and the Employee Partners Care Foundation, a fund to assist ClubCorp Employee Partners in times of crisis. Both of these wonderful organizations will each be receiving half of the donations raised during the online auction.
This year, we are thrilled to offer a unique selection of items up for auction. From Sept. 17- Oct. 1 you can fight for the highest bid on everything from trips to Costa Rica and Las Vegas to a cowbell autographed by comedian Will Ferrell and a football signed by Dallas Cowboys legend Daryl Johnston.
Last year during the 2011 Charity Classic, 61 total items were on the online auction and bidders were able to raise just under $40,000. The highest bid on any item was $15,400 for a 12-night Ker and Downey South Africa vacation valued at twice as much. For this year's online auction, we need you to help us reach our goal of raising $100,000.
Click here to visit our online auction and start bidding for good!
Across the more than 150 clubs of ClubCorp, Employee Partners and members are constantly teaming up to give time, raise money and create awareness for local charities. Whether it's events held at the clubs, like the Charity Classic or First Tee events, or getting out into the community, giving back is a hallmark of a ClubCorp Club.
As an example, several members of the Young Executive Committee at Pyramid Club in Philadelphia recently volunteered at the local Ronald McDonald House where they cooked spaghetti dinners for the families staying there. The Young Executives were overwhelmed at how thankful the families were, with one woman even commenting that the spaghetti was “the best she’d ever tasted!” One of the members joked back that she must not have had spaghetti in awhile.
Pyramid Club Member Relations Director Megan Anthony volunteered and says that the night was both fun and very rewarding, adding, “It was a pleasure to be a part of the event.”
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Each year, the ClubCorp Charity Classic opens the doors of our private clubs to help those in need. Members, family and friends alike give, golf and dine during our nationwide charity event. Money raised from these events benefit MDA's Augie's Quest, the Employee Partners Care Foundation and a local charity selected by each club. Last year, ClubCorp raised more than $1.7 million through its Charity Classic events and has the bar set even higher for this year.
Starting this week, The Charity Classic will be posting event reminders, updates and pictures to their new Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ClubCorpCharityClassic. We'd love for you to LIKE this page to follow the Charity Classic.
A list of all Charity Classic events being held this year, plus additional information on the program itself, is still available on the Charity Classic website at: www.clubcorp.com/CharityClassic
We encourage you to visit both sites and participate in an event near you!