Devils Ridge Golf Club to Participate in Seventh Annual ClubCorp Charity Classic

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Open to the Public, Event Will Benefit MDA’s Augie’s Quest, ClubCorp’s E.P.C.F. and Holly Springs High School Golden Hawks Club

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“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 Raymond Reyes, PGA head golf professional at Devils Ridge Golf Club.

Devils Ridge Golf Club, a member of the ClubCorp family of clubs, announced today that it will participate in the 2013 ClubCorp Charity Classic, ClubCorp’s major annual philanthropic open-house event, on Sept. 27 and 28, to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association's fast-track ALS research initiative Augie's Quest.

Devils Ridge Golf Club invites the public to attend the Charity Classic weekend that includes a golf tournament on Friday afternoon followed by a family festival that will treat participants to live music, a game truck, food tents, an outdoor movie, face painting and balloon animals, character visits, a golf skills challenge and a golf demo.

The Kids Bike Parade will kick off Saturday's Charity Classic festivities, followed by an 18-hole golf tournament that will feature on-course challenges, including hole-in-one and putting contests.

“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 Raymond Reyes, PGA head golf professional at Devils Ridge Golf Club. “During our Charity Classic event, our members and employee partners work together with sponsors and really showcase Devils Ridge’s commitment to 'Building Relationships and Enriching Lives.'”

In 2012, the popular ClubCorp Charity Classic raised a record-breaking $2.07 million nationwide for MDA.

Since its inception in 2007, ClubCorp’s Charity Classic has raised nearly $10 million benefiting charities including MDA’s 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.

“Holly Springs area families are truly blessed that Devils Ridge is participating in the 2013 ClubCorp Charity Classic,” said MDA Divisional Director Theresa Miller. “The ClubCorp Charity Classic plays a vital role in speeding MDA research seeking treatments and a cure for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. It also helps MDA provide much needed medical and health care services to local families affected by ALS.”

In addition to Augie's Quest, the 2013 ClubCorp Charity Classic will benefit the following deserving nonprofits:

  •     ClubCorp’s Employee Partners Care Foundation (E.P.C.F.), a fund created to help ClubCorp’s employees and their families by providing financial assistance in times of crisis.
  •     Holly Springs High School Golden Hawks Club’s mission is to promote and encourage academic and extracurricular athletic school activities, community involvement and maximum student involvement; and to provide financial aid to sports and education enhancing the school program at Holly Springs High School.

To participate or to sign up for this event, please visit the ClubCorp Charity Classic website at http://www.clubcorpcharityclassic.com or call the club at (919) 557-6100.

About Devils Ridge Golf Club

Devils Ridge Golf Club is the premier private golf club in the greater Raleigh area, quietly nestled in the award-winning Holly Springs community of Sunset Ridge. Course designer John LaFoy has taken great care in melding this course on a spectacular natural setting. As a result, the fairways wind deliberately through a carefully preserved wetland area spotted with native species such as majestic oaks, loblolly pines and dogwoods. This is a challenging par-72 tract with four sets of tees that make Devils Ridge an enjoyable course for golfers of every caliber.

About ClubCorp

Dallas-based ClubCorp is The World Leader in Private Clubs®. Since its founding in 1957, ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching the Lives® of its members. ClubCorp owns or operates a network of more than 150 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs and alumni clubs in 23 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve more than 350,000 members, with approximately 14,000 peak-season employees. ClubCorp properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, Calif.); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago. You can find ClubCorp on Facebook at facebook.com/clubcorp and on Twitter @ClubCorp.

About MDA

MDA is the world leader in providing ALS services and funding ALS research. Over the years, MDA has invested $324 million in its ALS research, services and information programs. In addition, MDA operates 200 medical clinics across the county, 44 of which are designated as ALS-specific research and care centers.

MDA established the MDA ALS Clinical Research Network to streamline collaboration on ALS research and support tests of experimental treatments, with locations at Methodist Hospital (Houston), Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston), Columbia University (New York City), Emory University (Atlanta) and California Pacific Medical Center (San Francisco).

MDA is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement. Visit mda.org and follow us at facebook.com/MDAnational and @MDAnews.

About Employee Partners Care Foundation

The Employee Partners Care Foundation (epcarefoundation.com) was established by ClubCorp to help employees and their families in need of financial assistance in times of crisis. Future plans include incorporating a scholarship component into the fund in order to provide scholarships for Employee Partners or their children and grandchildren. Funds for the Employee Partners Care Foundation come from Employee Partner donations, as well as private donations.

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