Thursday, September 12, 2013

Giving Back Through Golf


This week, Team McGladrey Member Zach Johnson is in Lake Forest, IL for the BWM Championship. Zach is in group #2 which teed off at 10:31 a.m.  Team McGladrey Member Chris DiMarco is in Columbus, OH for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. He’s in group #42, teeing off at 1:58 p.m.

This week’s course highlight is hole 10 on the Seaside Course. It’s a par 4 playing 426 yards, which has averaged 3.99 strokes and yielded 224 birdies in the first three years. This straightaway par 4 has a tidal creek to the left and marshland and a steep fairway bunker to the right. The approach is to a narrow elevated green which slopes back to front. A deep bunker guards the front of the green and collection areas lie to the right and left. To date, which hole has been your favorite?

Speaking of the Seaside Course, you know it’s getting close to time for The McGladrey Classic when the first batch of tickets are being mailed! Tickets ordered to date will be sent over the next couple of weeks, so be on the lookout if you’ve ordered yours!

If you want to go to The McGladrey Classic but haven’t yet ordered your tickets, consider this: The ultimate golf and hospitality trip for two could be YOURS if you enter to win the Sea Island Resorts Dreamstakes. The winner will receive a four-day, three-night stay, a round of golf for two at the Retreat Course, two Honorary Observer Spots at The McGladrey Classic, two VIP Hospitality tickets to The McGladrey Classic for three days, plus much, much more. Click here to enter to win.

And while you’re entering for a chance to win this spectacular prize package, check out this month’s volunteer spotlight on The McGladrey Classic website. Jeanie Trotochaud, one of our Childcare Committee Volunteers, and her husband Terry travel from Athens, GA every year for The McGladrey Classic. Jeanie’s cheerful disposition and willingness to help whenever and wherever needed is greatly appreciated by her committee chair Ann Chaplin Scoville and all of us here at McGladrey as well as the Davis Love Foundation. Read more about Jeanie here.
While we’re on the topic of volunteering, McGladrey has a long history of giving back to the communities where our employees live and work. (Insert hyperlink to the Community page of our website.) It’s in that spirit that we have made it a priority for our firm to support the Davis Love Foundation’s Birdies Fore Love (BFL) program. This program supports children- and family-based charities by allowing participants to pledge by either dollar amounts or per birdie at the McGladrey Classic. This year, thousands of McGladrey employees across the country will support the BFL program through a unified, coordinated effort led by employee volunteer Chris Parrish. Learn more about the Birdies Fore Love and how you can participate on The McGladrey Classic site.
Check back next week for more updates on Team McGladrey and The McGladrey Classic – now less than two months and counting...