Wednesday, October 21, 2009

This is it!

Ready or not…the activities related to the national finals of The McGladrey Team Championship in Pinehurst begin this Sunday (Oct. 25), with a welcome reception and live and silent auctions to benefit Special Olympics! We’ll be auctioning off some AMAZING items this year, including a Pete Sampras autographed tennis ball, a TUMI expandable wheeled packing case with suiter, a two-night/three-day Pinehurst package for two, a Sheryl Crow autographed guitar, and two suite tickets to a Washington Wizards or Capitals game at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. With all of these great items up for grabs (and with the holidays right around the corner), we’re hoping to raise LOTS of money for Special Olympics’ golf program, the official charity of The McGladrey Team Championship.

The McGladrey Team Championship itself begins with the first wave teeing off on Pinehurst’s Course No. 8 at 7:45 a.m. on Mon., Oct. 26, followed by the second wave at 12:15 p.m. Event activities wrap up with an awards ceremony the afternoon of Wed., Oct. 28.

We’re excited this year that two of our very own RSM McGladrey employees – Colin Sanderson (managing director – New York) and Paul Knight (business development director) – will be competing in this year’s National Championship, following their team’s win at the Metropolitan Section Championship in Rye, NY. Joining Colin and Paul will be Jeff Glat (one of their clients) and PGA Professional Kyle Baehler. Since we have a bit of an “inside track” with this team, we hope to get them to post some thoughts about their personal experiences with The McGladrey Team Championship here while in Pinehurst. Stay tuned for that.

And speaking of staying tuned…SiriusXM Radio’s Matt Adams will be joining us in beautiful Pinehurst. In addition to serving as emcee for the Special Olympics auctions, Matt will be broadcasting updates from The McGladrey Championship, which will include individual interviews with all three Team McGladrey members – Chris DiMarco, Natalie Gulbis and Zach Johnson – all of whom will be participating in the National Championship. Tune in next Monday through Wednesday. Better yet…if you have any questions about The McGladrey Team Championship and/or related activities, let us know by posting those here. We’ll get answers to you right here on The McGladrey Golf Blog!

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