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Tee Off for the East Stroudsburg Salvation Army at the Fernwood Golf Course

Friday, September 20, 2013

BUSHKILL, PA (September 20, 2013) - Golfers will tee off for a good cause on Friday, September 20, 2013 at the East Stroudsburg Salvation Army Golf Tournament hosted by Fernwood Resort. The registration fee which includes lunch and dinner is $115 per golfer or $400 for a foursome. Registration begins at 11:00 am at the Fernwood Golf Course with grab and go lunch followed by a noon tee off for the tournament and a buffet dinner with silent auction and raffle prizes at Wintergreens Restaurant.

Tournament includes prizes for three flight winners, hole-in-one sponsored by Abeloff Buick, GMC, KIA, Nissan, and awards for closest to the pin, longest and straightest drive. Sponsorship opportunities are still available including hole sponsorships at $100, corporate foursome sponsorships at $500, and a Community Sponsorship of $1,000. Non golfers are welcome to participate in just dinner at $35 per person.

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. Monies raised at this year’s tournament will go towards the purchase of food during the holiday season.

Major James Gingrich, spokesperson for the East Stroudsburg Salvation Army, said, "The combination of more of our neighbors needing help with food and shelter with less governmental funding, has put a significant strain on our resources. The monies raised by this golf tournament through the generosity of Bushkill Group Inc. along with the other sponsors of the event including CapitalOne, Abeloff, Golf Cars Inc., Papillon and Moyer Excavating, Samuel Newman, Stroudsmoor County Inn, and Whitebriar Financial will make a significant difference this holiday season."

To register for the tournament or to be a sponsor, call Holly Freeman at 570-588-6661 x2154.