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For Immediate Release


Atlantic City Electric Golf Classic Raises $171,000 to Benefit South Jersey Programs

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (Nov. 23, 2016) - On behalf of the PHI Community Foundation, Atlantic City Electric (ACE) recently held its 11th Annual Golf Classic which raised $171,000 for this year's beneficiaries - Conserve Wildlife Foundation, Ranch Hope, Inc. and the Val Skinner Foundation-LIFE LPGA Pros in the Fight. The LPGA's Lorie Kane, Michelle McGann, Brooke Pancake and Val Skinner participated in this year's event held at Galloway National Golf Club, Galloway, N.J.

"We are extremely pleased that the dollars raised through this annual event will provide 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."

Since its inception in 2006, the PHI Community Foundation's Atlantic City Electric Golf Classic has raised more than $1.4 million for nonprofit organizations in South Jersey. 

Conserve Wildlife Foundation (CWF) works to protect rare and vulnerable diverse wildlife in New Jersey. Atlantic City Electric has partnered with Conserve Wildlife Foundation to educate local students on environmental initiatives and to assist CWF in restoring pollinator habitat and osprey nesting platforms in southern New Jersey.

Ranch 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 offers a wide range of innovative, practical and effective courses and clinical services for students in grades 6 to 12 who are experiencing adjustment, behavioral and/or personality challenges.

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 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.

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