We’ve been following Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am this week, and have enjoyed also watching various celebrities in the tournament, including comedian Ray Romano, country music singer Vince Gill, football great Tony Romo, actor Andy Garcia and singer Michael Bolton. This is, without a doubt, one of our favorite tournaments to watch.
New this year: the tournament is linking up with the American Heart Association to dedicate Valentine’s Day (Sun., Feb. 14) to “Swing for the Heart” day. Golfers and spectators are being encouraged to wear red Sunday to show their support for a cure for heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. While the RSM McGladrey sports marketing team isn’t lucky enough to be attending this tournament in person, we plan to show our support by wearing red this Sunday. ’Hope you’ll do the same!
Also this week, Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis participated in a photo shoot for the March/April issue of Golf Fitness magazine, and participated in a public service announcement where the LPGA pledged its support for the First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to end childhood obesity, Let’s Move.
The goal of Let’s Move is to solve the childhood obesity problem by encouraging U.S. families to adopt healthy lifestyles and inspire children to include 60 minutes of active play in each day. This is a theme that the LPGA adopted in 2007 via an Ad Council and Department of Health & Human Services advertising campaign to encourage children to Get Up and Play an Hour a Day.
We’d like to conclude this week’s update by congratulating Mike Bender for being named The PGA of America National Teacher of the Year. Mike has taught numerous golfing greats over the years, including our very own Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson. Way to go, Mike!
And speaking of Zach Johnson, the second in our series of “The Power of Being Understood” ads, featuring Zach, will begin being rolled out this month. (The first in this ad series featured Natalie Gulbis, and appeared in national and golf-related publications beginning this past fall.) Stay on the lookout for Zach in these ads! And visit here frequently to stay up-to-date on Team McGladrey members and the upcoming McGladrey Classic to be held in Sea Island this October.