LANDING, N.J. (Aug. 1, 2017) – Atlantic City Electric announced today three
South Jersey nonprofit organizations, Conserve Wildlife Foundation,
Ranch Hope, Inc. and the Val Skinner Foundation-LIFE LPGA Pros in the Fight, to receive funds raised by the 12th
Annual Atlantic City Electric Golf Classic. The event, which will be held on
September 18 at Galloway National
Golf Club in Galloway, N.J., is just one in a series of events and initiatives
by Atlantic City Electric’s parent company foundation, PHI Community Foundation,
to support local youth development, education and low income advocacy
“This event is an important part of our ongoing efforts to partner with and
support local South Jersey nonprofit organizations,” said Vince Maione,
Atlantic City Electric region president. “From funding, to volunteerism, to
board support, our employees and our company are committed to helping
organizations across the region achieve their important mission in serving the
needs of others.”
The annual event brings together members of local community organizations
and business and industry leaders who play alongside LPGA professionals in a
traditional 18-hole tournament structure, along with special competitions, all to
raise funds for local organizations.
Since its inception in 2006, the
Atlantic City Electric Golf Classic has raised more than $1.4 million
for 18 local nonprofit organizations in South Jersey. This funding has helped support
many local programs, including those that provide youth mentoring, breast
cancer education, support abused or neglected children, help struggling
individuals and families achieve self sufficiency, and celebrate the
achievements of children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Conserve Wildlife Foundation works to protect rare and
vulnerable diverse wildlife in New Jersey. From bald eagles and bobcats to
piping plovers and tiger salamanders, Conserve Wildlife Foundation has
helped many wildlife species recover and/or fight off extinction. Its
biologists utilize field science, habitat restoration, surveys, telemetry
tracking, volunteer management and other innovative methods to stall species
declines and start recoveries. Its team of educators informs students, scouts,
corporate groups and civic associations on New Jersey’s diverse wildlife as well
as volunteer opportunities. Atlantic
City Electric has partnered with Conserve Wildlife Foundation to educate local students on environmental
initiatives and to assist it in restoring pollinator habitat and osprey nesting
platforms in southern New Jersey.
Hope, Inc. serves at-risk youth and their families from New Jersey and the
Delaware Valley through residential behavioral healthcare, education, shelter,
independent living and adventure-based services. Ranch
Hope’s Strang School is a regionally-accredited special education school
approved by the New Jersey Department of Education. It offers a wide range
of innovative, practical and effective courses and clinical services for
students in grades 6 to12 who are experiencing adjustment, behavioral and/or
personality challenges. In addition to a challenging academic program, Strang
School offers a host of related services such as occupational therapy, industrial
arts, health and family living. It is through this array of educational and
support services that students are introduced to job training and career
The Val Skinner Foundation’s mission is to
help eliminate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease while focusing on
reaching younger women with information about the importance of early detection
and healthy breast care practices. The Val Skinner Foundation, led by LPGA
veteran and founder Val Skinner, co-conceptualized the young women's initiative
with Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Funding from the Atlantic City Electric Golf Classic helps support the
foundation’s “Young Women’s Initiative,” designed to educate young women on
breast cancer awareness, risks and early detection.
This year’s event title sponsor is
Cooper Levenson. Platinum sponsors include Arthur R.
Henry Inc., IBEW Local Union 351, Kline Construction, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker
& Rhoads, LLP, and Valiant Energy Service.
about this year’s event can be found at www.atlanticcityelectric.com/golf.
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