Thursday, May 26, 2011

Happy Memorial Day from Team McGladrey!


This coming long weekend marks an important occasion in American history – Memorial Day, formerly known as Decoration Day, commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in military service. First enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War, it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars. On behalf of Team McGladrey, we’d like to encourage you to take time out of your holiday activities to remember those who have given so much to make our country great.

And now for an update from Team McGladrey:

Many of you probably recall that Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis was on the 2009 season of Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice. While she didn’t win, she and her team (Athena) were pleased to be able to raise funds for those in need through their cupcake sales. This year, Natalie was happy to see John Rich win, raising half a million dollars for St. Jude’s Hospital. Next week, Natalie will play in the ShopRite LPGA Classic (June 3-5) at the Seaview, Bay Course in Galloway, NJ.

Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson set off a bit of a firestorm on Twitter last week with his ranking of Mexican food chains. Which do you think is his favorite? You can find out by following him on Twitter. What’s YOUR favorite Mexican food chain?

You know how Google Alerts sometimes send you updates about postings that aren’t so current? This week, we got one from 2004 – it’s a YouTube video of Team Chris DiMarco’s hole-in-one from the 2004 Masters. Nice! You can check it out here. For a more recent peak at Chris’s activities, check out this photo of him hitting his tee shot on the 17th hole during the British Open Championship Qualifying Competition at Gleaneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas.

Speaking of qualifying, Team McGladrey Member Davis Love III qualified earlier this week during the International Final Qualifying (IFQ) America, for the British Open Championship being played this summer at Royal St. George’s. This will be Davis’ 25th consecutive start in golf’s oldest major championship. We’re so proud!

Next week, be on the lookout for a special announcement from Davis and McGladrey about a unique contest we’re partnering to sponsor. We’re continuing to finalize plans this week, and can’t wait to tell you all about it! Check back here, like us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter to make sure you’re one of the first to know about this fun contest. You’ll be glad you did!

In the meantime, HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Team McGladrey Update and an Exciting Contest Coming Soon!

Team McGladrey Member Natalie Gulbis is playing this week in the Sybase Match Play Championship at Hamilton Farms Golf Club in New Jersey. We hear they ended Wednesday with a killer clam bake party at the course, and that some pretty lively golf stories from the day were shared. Wish we could have been there!

Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco posted an update on his Facebook page this week about a recent digital press conference. Check it out! This week, he’s playing in the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, along with fellow Team McGladrey members Zach Johnson and Davis Love III.

Speaking of Davis, he shared a few behind-the-scenes tips this week for getting out of the bunker; see what he had to say here.

Back here at the office, we’ve been busy planning for an upcoming contest with Davis that you won’t want to miss. We can’t “spill the beans” just yet, but will share the details on June 2. Check back here, follow us on Twitter and/or like McGladrey News on Facebook to make sure you have a chance to enter to win! Trust us…the grand prize will be SO worth it!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Nothing Could Be Finer!

Since the members of the McGladrey sports marketing team are based out of our firm’s Charlotte office, you can imagine how much we’re enjoying this week’s Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club just a few short miles from our office. And we’re even MORE excited to have three members of Team McGladrey – Chris DiMarco, Zach Johnson and Davis Love III – in town for the tournament! (Makes us feel a bit like a mother hen having most of her chickens in the nest.)

With the exception of a downpour Tuesday night, the weather has been SPECTACULAR, and is forecast to be that way through the weekend. As the song goes, “Nothing could be finer!”

We were fortunate enough to grab a bit of Davis’s time off the course to record a special message from him regarding the upcoming “Caddie for Love” contest, which will give one lucky golf enthusiast a chance to caddie for Davis during The McGladrey Classic Pro-Am in Sea Island on October 12. The winner will also be invited as an honored guest to the pairings party, which will be held at Davis’ home the night before. Check back here regularly for details, which will be shared soon.

And speaking of The McGladrey Classic, tickets are now available for purchase at www.mcgladreyclassic.com. If you order yours today or tomorrow, you’ll receive a $25 merchandise credit so if you plan on going, now’s the time to get those tickets!