Thursday, February 10, 2011

Big Stars Raising Big Money for Charity at Pebble Beach...and in Boston!



We’re pulling for Team McGladrey members Chris DiMarco and Davis Love III this week as they play in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (Feb. 7 – 13). Davis won the event in 2001 and again in 2003. We’d love to see a “repeat performance,” Davis!

In addition to Chris and Davis, Stuart Appleby, Hunter Mahan, Rocco Mediate, Phil Mickelson and a host of other PGA TOUR professionals will be joined by Michael Bolton, Craig T. Nelson, Drew Brees, Bill Murray, George Lopez and other famous “aspiring” professional golfers, making this star-studded event a “must see,” in our book! You can bet we’ll be tuning into The Golf Channel to watch.

Regardless of who wins on the course, though, the real winners of the event are the hundreds of nonprofit organization that benefit from the proceeds of the tournament through the Monterey Peninsula Foundation.

Speaking of supporting nonprofit organizations, we’d like to give a quick nod to the McGladrey members of our Boston office, and thank them for their recent support a number of nonprofits in their area, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, The Genesis Fund, Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, The Jewish National Fund, The Lenny Zakim Fund, Boston Police Activities League and Special Olympics. (You can see a few of their smiling faces from a recent event in the photos at the top of this post.)

And now, a bit more on Team McGladrey:

Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson and his wife Kim saw the movie True Grit this week. We’re not sure about Kim, but Zach gave it quite an endorsement on Twitter.

Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis just returned to the U.S. after spending a few days in Mexico with sponsors, MasterCard and TaylorMade. Natalie says that golf is really increasing in popularity in Mexico, and she now feels the need to brush up on her Spanish. She also managed to squeeze in a little shopping and a much-needed stop at Starbucks while she was there.

Finally, we’d like to remind you that if you volunteered during the 2010 McGladrey Classic at Sea Island and you’re interested in helping during this year’s event, which is scheduled for Oct. 13 – 16, you can sign up now.