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Inaugural South Jersey Kroc Classic Golf Event Raises More Than $40,000 for The Salvation Army

The 2014 South Jersey Kroc Classic Golf Committee (from left) – Bev Lynch, Maurie Smith, Dan Paulson, Dan Dirscherl, Liz Thomas, Dan Bergels and Major Paul Cain.
The 2014 South Jersey Kroc Classic Golf Committee (from left) – Bev Lynch, Maurie Smith, Dan Paulson, Dan Dirscherl, Liz Thomas, Dan Bergels and Major Paul Cain.

 The South Jersey Kroc Classic, The Salvation Army’s inaugural Pro/Am Golf Tournament, recently welcomed 76 professional and amateur golfers to Riverton Country Club to raise funds and awareness for the soon-to-be-completed Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Camden.

The tournament, sponsored by Hunter Roberts Construction Group, US Facilities, Subaru of America, Mount Construction Co. and a host of other companies, raised more than $40,000 for the upcoming Kroc Center’s Scholarship Fund. The unique pro/am format of the event provided amateur golfers the chance to enhance their game through on-course instruction from local PGA pros.

“We are truly blessed for the support of our inaugural tournament,” said Major Paul Cain, Kroc Center Administrator. “To ensure that everyone can utilize all the Kroc Center has to offer, scholarship dollars are essential for those who may not be able to afford a full membership. The openhandedness and support of both local and national businesses has been exciting and inspiring. Their generosity will provide financial support for over 200 area families.”

“We are grateful for the wonderful work of our golf committee, chaired by Daniel Paulson of EMCOR,” said Major Cain. “Riverton County Club has beautiful facilities and we couldn’t have asked for better weather. The support of the golfers, donors, staff and volunteers made the event an enormous success. We look forward to making The South Jersey Kroc Classic a staple event each year.”

About The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center:
After receiving a bequest of $1.6 billion from the estate of Mrs. Joan Kroc and reviewing proposals from 28 cities in its Eastern Territory, The Salvation Army chose Camden as one of eight locations in the Territory to receive funds in 2006. With its ribbon-cutting on October 4, The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is a 120,000 square foot state-of-the-art center on 24 acres, providing recreational, health, educational, cultural, family and spiritual programming to the Camden community.

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