Thursday, May 24, 2012

Giving Back Through the Game of Golf

Earlier this week, a small number of McGladrey leaders and a few key clients/potential clients enjoyed meeting and networking during an Ultimate Golf Experience at Medinah Country Club (where the 2012 Ryder Cup will be played), just outside of Chicago. A special treat: Team McGladrey Member (and 2012 Ryder Cup Captain) was on hand to meet everyone, and even participated in a video-taping session with McGladrey Managing Partner and CEO Joe Adams for the first in a series of “McGladrey On Course” videos, which we’ll make available via YouTube over the coming weeks and months leading up to the third annual McGladrey Classic this October. Keep an eye out for those! In the meantime, we’re including a few of photos from the event here on our blog. Of course, giving back to the community is a big part of the game of golf. In addition to the funds raised for Special Olympics earlier this week at Medinah, The McGladrey Classic recently announced beneficiaries for the new “Birdies Fore Love” program. Birdies Fore Love, presented by Nalley Buick-GMC, provides a unique opportunity to raise funds for family programs. Participants guess how many birdies will be made during the four official competitive rounds of The McGladrey Classic. When donors submit their guesses, they can pledge a monetary amount per birdie scored or can plan a one-time $10 minimum donation. Each pledge will be given to the participating charity of the donor’s choice. The 2012 Birdies Fore Love charities represent a range of family, community and national programs that the Davis Love Foundation is dedicated to serve, including The American Red Cross, Blessings in a Backpack, The Boys & Girls Clubs, Hospice of the Golden Isles, Safe Harbor Children’s Center, Special Olympics and many others. For a complete list, visit The McGladrey Classic website. Along with the opportunity to support charitable organizations, donors will also receive a chance to win a grand prize. The person who guesses the exact number of birdies scored during the competitive rounds will receive a 2012 Buick Verano! If you’re interested in giving back through volunteerism, you might want to consider volunteering for during The McGladrey Classic. You can sign up on The McGladrey Classic website
. In closing, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank the men and women who have served and/or are serving in American military services. They give so much to protect our country and our loved ones. We’ll recognize them through special activities during Military Appreciation Day (Thurs., Oct. 18) during The McGladrey Classic but, in light of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, wanted to give them a “shout out” here today, as well. Check back next week for another update…