Thursday, March 21, 2013

Looking Ahead with The McGladrey Classic

Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson is continuing his tour of the Sunshine state this week as he competes in the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational which kicks off today (Thurs., March 21). And speaking of Arnold Palmer, earlier this week, “The King” made a $200,000 donation to the Central Florida Chapter of the First Tee. This establishes the Arnold Palmer Scholarship Fund, which supports the First Tee chapter’s five-year goal of impacting the lives of more than 4,500 Central Florida youth by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through golf. At McGladrey, we understand how important it is to give back to our local communities, especially those that benefit our children, and we applaud both Arnold and the First Tee for their commitment to kids and teens.
Last week, The McGladrey Classic shared a new blog post about why our tournament has moved to November 4-10 (from October in previous years), and the planning taking place for this year’s event. Here are a few highlights:

- Wednesday’s Pro-Am is already sold out, while limited spots remain for Monday’s Pro-Am.
- Registration for returning volunteers opens in April (That’s next month, can you believe it?), while new volunteers can register beginning in May.
- Youth Day is moving to Mon., Nov. 4 in conjunction with Community Day and will be open to the public, free of charge.
- Since last year’s Wiffle Ball Classic was such a success and the players enjoyed it so much, it has been moved a Tuesday this year (Nov. 5) so that the players – many of whom will be returning from Asia the week before The McGladrey Classic this year – can participate again this year.

Team McGladrey  Member Chris DiMarco is competing in the Web.com Tour’s Chitimacha Louisiana Open which kicks off today. Best of luck to Chris! Watch this video to hear what he has to say about the tournamentand other items.
Looking ahead, for those of you who will be near Sea Island Resort on Sat., May 4, we hope you’ll stop by for Demo Day Fore Charity! More details of this event are coming soon, so check back for that and more on Team McGladrey and the 2013 McGladrey Classic.