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For Immediate Release


Atlantic City Electric Golf Classic Raised $138,000

MAYS LANDING, N.J. - On behalf of the Pepco Holdings Inc. (PHI) Community Foundation, Atlantic City Electric recently held its Ninth Annual Charity Golf Classic at the Galloway National Golf Club, which raised $138,000 for this year's beneficiaries - Big Brothers Big Sisters, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children and the Val Skinner Foundation-LIFE LPGA Pros in the Fight.

"We are pleased that, once again, the dollars raised by this annual event will provide much needed financial assistance to very worthwhile social service groups," said Vince Maione, Atlantic City Electric region president. "This fundraising effort was coordinated through our company's Community Foundation, which targets money to organizations that help support our communities in the areas of health, youth development, education and low income advocacy."

The LPGA's Val Skinner, Stephanie Sparks and hall-of-famer Pat Bradley provided golf tips to those participating in the event's golf clinic. The LPGA's Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Sarah Jane Smith teed off with participants. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters' mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported relationships that can change their lives for the better. Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs set the standard for mentoring best practices for the children it serves. The community-based mentoring and school-based mentoring programs serve children in Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.

CASA for Children has served children since 2001 with the mission to speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in the foster care system. The organization is dedicated to ensuring these children are placed in safe permanent homes as quickly as possible. Funding from the Atlantic City Electric Golf Classic will support CASA's Family Search and Connect training for CASA volunteers and staff designed to help young people find valuable connections that will empower them, gain self-esteem and help in the transition from foster care to independent living.

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 will support the foundation's "Young Women's Initiative," designed to educate young women on breast cancer awareness, risks and early detection.

Since its inception in 2006, the PHI Community Foundation's Atlantic City Electric Golf Classic has raised more than $1.1 million for nonprofit organizations in South Jersey. 

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