For Immediate Release
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
"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
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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