Open to the Public, Event Will Benefit Augie’s Quest/ALS Therapy Development Institute, ClubCorp’s E.P.C.F. and Next Step Ministries (Kernersville)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WINSTON SALEM, NC, SEPTEMBER, 23, 2016 — Piedmont Club (Winston Salem), a member of the ClubCorp family of clubs, announced today that it will, on October 22nd, participate in the 2016 ClubCorp Charity Classic, ClubCorp’s major annual philanthropic open-house event. Each year the ClubCorp Charity Classic opens the doors to the private clubs to the general public in support of many great causes. Members, family and friends alike, give and dine during the nationwide charity event, donating more than $17 million since the Charity Classic began in 2007.
Piedmont Club (Winston Salem) cordially invites the public to attend the 10th Annual ClubCorp Charity Classic, Denim & Diamonds Party. The theme this year is Denim and Diamonds, and we are thrilled to have Kimberly Van Scoy of WXII and Forsyth County District Attorney, Jim McNeill as Honorary Co-Chairs. This year's local beneficiary is known as "a safe haven from Domestic Violence", Next Step Ministries. On the national level, ClubCorp has chosen ALS's Augie's Quest and the Employee Partner Care Foundation as beneficiaries. This extraordinary evening will include live music by the Phase Band, dancing, karaoke, live entertainment by First In Flight Entertainment celebrity impersonators, exciting hor d'oeurves stations and themed cocktails at the member charge/credit card bars. A silent and live auction will round out the evening activities. Event Ticket: $50 per person. Event attire is Upscale Denim & Diamonds and open to the public.
We are excited to open our club to the community annually for this event, which benefits the local community and makes a positive impact on the lives of so many,’” said Robin Wharton, general manager at Piedmont Club (Winston Salem). “During our Charity Classic event, our members and employee partners work together with sponsors and really showcase Piedmont Club (Winston Salem) commitment of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives.”
Since its inception in 2007, ClubCorp’s Charity Classic has raised over $14.5 million benefiting charities including Augie’s Quest, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Make-A-Wish Foundation and the ClubCorp Employee Partners Care Foundation.
This year, more than 125 golf and country clubs and business and sports clubs around the country will again open their courses and dining rooms to an estimated 14,000 members, guests and patrons for tournaments, dining events, auctions and social extravaganzas throughout the country.
The 2016 ClubCorp Charity Classic will benefit the following deserving nonprofits:
Augie’s Quest is an aggressive fundraising effort focused on finding treatments and cures for ALS by supporting the work of the ALS Therapy Development Institute.
ClubCorp Employee Partners Care Foundation (E.P.C.F.), a 501(c)3 fund established to help to help Employee Partners of ClubCorp's family of Clubs in need of financial assistance in times of crisis.
Next Step Ministries (Kernersville, NC), is a 501c3 non-profit organization with the goal of assisting victims of domestic violence and their children to break the cycle of violence.
To participate or to sign up for this event, please visit the ClubCorp Charity Classic web site at www.classic.als.net/piedmontws or call the club at 336.724.7077.
About Piedmont Club (Winston Salem)
Piedmont Club, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, offers the finest in social and business entertaining, including private meeting rooms, an on-site professional event and wedding planner, business technology and networking events. Experience Piedmont Club today.
About ClubCorp (NYSE: MYCC)
Since its founding in 1957, Dallas-based ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives®. ClubCorp is a leading owner-operator of private golf and country clubs and private business clubs in North America. ClubCorp owns or operates a portfolio of over 200 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 26 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve over 430,000 members, with approximately 20,000 peak-season employees. ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MYCC). ClubCorp properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); The Woodlands Country Club (The Woodlands, Texas); Bermuda Run Country Club; and City Club Raleigh. You can find ClubCorp on Facebook at facebook.com/clubcorp and on Twitter at ClubCorp.
About Next Step Ministries (Kernersville NC)
In 1998, community leaders came to the realization of a sad truth. Many women and children in the Forsyth County area had been beaten, terrorized, and sometimes tragically killed. The truth of the matter is that no woman should have to live in an environment where she consistently fears for her safety. Neither should she have to fear for the well-being of her children.
Community leaders recognized that a battered woman and her children need a place of healing and security. They envisioned a place where victims of domestic violence could go for food, shelter, guidance, and safety. This is how Next Step Ministries was born.
Next Step Ministries is a 501c3 non-profit organization with the goal of assisting victims of domestic violence and their children to break the cycle of violence. For more information, visit nextstepdv.org.
About ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI)
The mission of the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is to discover and develop effective treatments to end ALS as soon as possible. ALS TDI is the world’s largest independent ALS/MND drug development-focused nonprofit organization. It currently has partnerships with dozens of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide in order to advance potential treatments into the clinic. Its lead ALS therapeutic candidate, Novartis’ (Switzerland) Gilenya (TDI-132), is in Phase 2A clinical trial for ALS. For more information, visit www.als.net.
Augie’s Quest funds research and drug development aimed at ending ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease. Led by fitness pioneer, Augie Nieto, who received his ALS diagnosis in 2005, Augie’s Quest has raised nearly $40 million in support of finding effective ALS treatments since 2007. This makes Augie’s Quest the largest individual fundraising program for ALS! For more information, visit www.als.net/augie.
Employee Partners Care Foundation
The Employee Partners Care Foundation (www.epcarefoundation.com) was established by ClubCorp to help employees and their families in need of financial assistance in times of crisis. Funds for the Employee Partners Care Foundation come from Employee Partner donations as well as private donations.