Thursday, May 3, 2012

Halfway to Giving Back to the Community!

It’s hard to believe but it’s already May, which means we’re about half-way to the 2012 McGladrey Classic (Oct. 15-21 at beautiful Sea Island)! To celebrate, a few key leaders from McGladrey will gather with local business leaders in Jacksonville, Florida next week (Tues., May 8) for a “Halfway to the Classic” evening event. One of the highlights will be a panel discussion featuring Team McGladrey members Davis Love III and Chris DiMarco, who will answer questions about The McGladrey Classic and the game of golf in front of about 100 of Jacksonville’s finest. We’re hoping to snag a few pictures from our on-the-ground “reporter” to share with you via Twitter and/or this blog next week, so stay tuned... While we’re really looking forward to the tournament and all of the related activities, we’re most excited about the opportunity The McGladrey Classic provides for us and others to give back to the community, which is a key component of the game of golf – and of the way that McGladrey does business. That’s one of the major reasons golf is such a good “fit” for McGladrey. Just last week, The McGladrey Classic announced a new program to raise dollars for charities – Birdies Fore Love. Learn more here. Giving back is also something that’s extremely important to Team McGladrey which includes not only Davis and Chris, but PGA Tour Professional Zach Johnson and LPGA Tour Professional Natalie Gulbis. In fact, Natalie recently posted a video about what she does when she isn’t touring and, you guessed it, it has to do with community service. View the video here. If you share our passion for giving back to the community, you might want to consider volunteering for the 2012 McGladrey Classic. More than 665 have already signed up to help make this year’s event a success, but we still need more, and would love to see YOU at Sea Island! You can sign up online. And if you need a little inspiration, just check out this Q&A with 2011 volunteer Mark Sertick – pretty cool.