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The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia Leaders and Achievers Gala – Keynote by Doug Pederson, Head Coach of the Philadelphia Eagles

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia hosted its fourth annual Leaders & Achievers Gala at the Philadelphia Country Club on March 4. This event provides critical resources for TFT of Greater Philadelphia to positively impact the lives of over 30,000 young people in the region, and to forward their mission of teaching life skills and core values through the game of golf.

Doug Pederson, Head Coach of the Philadelphia Eagles gave the keynote speech. He talked about how his work and life align with the First Tee Nine Core Values: Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courtesy, and Judgement. "I think about what perseverance has meant in my guys have witnessed it with our team," commented Pederson. "It taught me that hard work does pay off."

Over 320 guests attended the event. Guests included current and past First Tee students, Doug and Jeannie Pederson, John Clark NBC10, Mike Quick (First Tee Board Member), Fred Baxter (former NFL player and First Tee coach) and Beasley Reece (broadcaster, NFL player and president of NFL Alumni Association), Mark Peterson (the Executive Director of the Golf Association of Philadelphia) and Mike Bucci (former Major League Baseball player and First Tee Coach).

The First Tee is a youth development organization that introduces the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. They positively impact the lives of kids by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

"An event like this allows us to increase the number of kids we serve each year," commented Bill Hyndman, Executive Director of The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia. "In the last year we went from serving 19,000 kids to 30,000 kids. That can only be done with the kind of support an event like this provides."

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LPGA Hall of Famer Patty Sheehan Joins KINONA Advisory Board

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- KINONA, a collection of flattering, modern women's golf apparel designed to bring feminine sensibility to women's golf, announced today that LPGA legend Patty Sheehan has joined its Board of Advisors.

"It's a privilege to join a women-owned company on the cutting edge of golf apparel," said Sheehan. "KINONA's founders are designing clothing for women, by women, something that's long overdue in the world of golf."

Ms. Sheehan has been honored as a Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, a distinction she shares with Serena Williams and Mia Hamm. A six-time major winner on the LPGA tour, she is the only woman to have won the U.S. Women's Open and the Women's British Open in the same year. She was inducted into the LPGA Hall of Fame in 1993.

"We are thrilled to have a pioneer of women's golf join us at this exciting time," said Dianne Celuch, KINONA's co-founder and CEO. "Patty knows the world of golf better than anyone, and lives her values every day, on and off the course. Her vast network of relationships and insight into the LPGA community will be invaluable."

KINONA, founded in 2018, is now available in more than 150 pro shops and retailers nationwide, as well as on its website, Sheehan joins at a time when the company has just doubled its sales numbers, year-over-year.

The Patty Sheehan Foundation has supported charities benefitting women and girls for decades, including First Tee, KINONA's charitable partner. Patty has been recognized as a leader and role model for young women everywhere.


KINONA is a collection of designer golf apparel that launched in 2018 with a mission to bring feminine sensibility to women's golf. KINONA tops, bottoms, dresses and accessories are constructed using Italian fabrics and include shape-flattering details to ensure a comfortable and breathable fit. KINONA's modern designs transition seamlessly from the 18th green to real life. Learn more at:

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Celebrity Chris Spencer Partners with Dorsey Academy of Entrepreneurs on Golfing for Families

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- In an historic move, on Monday November 11, 2019 Veterans Day, Golfing for Families and Dorsey Academy of Entrepreneurs will hold its fourth annual charity event in Sun Valley at Angeles National Golf course. This year's event will be hosted by Celebrity Comedian / Producer Chris Spencer and friends.

"As we enter our fourth year of raising money for families, we recognize the challenges presented by the social economic disparities in our communities," states Dr. Norris Dorsey. "The Dorsey Academy for Entrepreneurs continues to change this narrative by educating people on how to start businesses and run them successfully. We know the old saying "give them a fish they can eat for a day, teach them to fish and they can eat for a lifetime."

"This is one of the most important golf tournaments I've ever been a part of," said Chris Spencer. "Golfing for Families is for people who look like me, and we really need more people like me. My celebrity friends and I will raise money for those families in need during the holidays."

"I love what Dr. Dorsey stands for (education) and the causes he is raising awareness for," adds Spencer.

Since its inception, the "for Families" initiatives (including Bowling, Skating, and Concert) have raised over $34,000 to feed the families affected by lack of food security in the very communities in which Dorsey Academy runs programming. In 2019, Golfing for Families (#GFF) goal is to raise over $40,000 to help feed over 800 people over the holidays.

Dorsey Academy partners with other local non-profits to feed families and individuals on Los Angeles's Skid Row every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday as well as for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Partners include: We Feed the Hungry, The Peggy Beatrice Foundation, and My Friend's House.

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Join us Monday, November 11, 2019 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Angeles National Golf Club 9401 Foothill Boulevard Sunland, CA 91040

About the Dorsey Academy of Entrepreneurs:
The purpose of the Dorsey Academy of Entrepreneurs is to deliver affordable education to individuals who want to be entrepreneurs. Our goal is to make education great and educational again. Our focus is on entrepreneurship by meeting the needs of the communities, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. Motto: "Start your business and business classes simultaneously."

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FinTech Firm FormFree Sponsors PGA Tour Golfer Matt NeSmith

ATHENS, Ga. -- FormFree(R) today announced a two-year agreement to sponsor 25-year-old pro golfer Matt NeSmith. Currently playing in his first season on the PGA TOUR, NeSmith will wear the fintech firm's logo on the left sleeve of his apparel.

FormFree's credit decisioning products make it easy for consumers to paperlessly certify their financial assets, income and employment when applying for a loan. The company was a sponsor of the 2019 Ellie Mae Classic, where NeSmith posted an eighth-place finish. NeSmith went on to secure his PGA TOUR card with an August 25 win at the Albertson's Boise Open, the penultimate stop on the Korn Ferry Tour.

"We played with Matt at the Ellie Mae Classic and were impressed with his quality of character and determination to succeed," said FormFree Founder and CEO Brent Chandler. "When he made it into the PGA TOUR a few weeks later, we decided to step up and support this young man."

"Being selected as FormFree's first PGA TOUR ambassador is an honor, and I am excited to have them along as a partner as I start my career on the PGA TOUR," NeSmith said.

September's A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier was NeSmith's first PGA TOUR start as a member, and he showed great form at October's Shriners Hospitals for Children, where he finished T18 in just his fourth start of the season. The former University of South Carolina standout finished his career with the Gamecocks in 2016 as one of the most decorated golfers in USC history and the #7 ranked amateur in the world.

Early highlights of NeSmith's rookie season include the first round of the Safeway Open, in which he posted his lowest round on the PGA TOUR, a -6 (66). NeSmith is in action again at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, which tees off November 14 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

About FormFree(R)

FormFree(R) is a market-leading fintech company whose revolutionary products AccountChek(R) and Passport(TM) are changing the credit decisioning landscape and encouraging lenders nationwide to incorporate a more holistic view of each borrower's financial DNA. To date, thousands of U.S. lenders and brokers have ordered millions of FormFree's patented verification reports representing over a trillion dollars in loan verifications. FormFree delights borrowers and lenders with a paperless experience, reduces origination timelines by up to 20 days and offers automated analysis and standardized delivery to lenders and investors using a secure ReIssueKey(TM). A HousingWire TECH100(TM) company for four consecutive years, FormFree is based in Athens, Georgia.

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Twitter: @RealFormFree @Matt_KneeSmith @PGATOUR #digitalmortgage #TechTrendsetters

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Atlanta Real Estate Insider Lindsay Levin Offers Historic Golfer’s Paradise in the Heart of Buckhead

ATLANTA, Ga. -- A beautiful estate, with one of a kind English architecture, situated on an estimated 2 gated acres was just listed in Buckhead. Lindsay Levin of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties represents the listing of 3645 Nancy Creek Road NW with an asking price of $3.8 million.

Includes an 8-hole putting green with sand traps and three tee boxes so that you can perfect your short game and practice your back swing to be St. Andrews ready.

This breathtaking estate boasts classic 1940's architecture, giving it all of the charm and comfort of an early 1900's English country home. The historic facade offers a weeping brick mortar, slate roof, copper gutters and downspouts with a touch of patina. Ideal for indoor and outdoor entertaining, the large great room includes immaculate details such as soaring beams, stage, and a dramatic stone fireplace. Entertain and cook with ease in the fully equipped chef's kitchen with endless storage space and expansive island big enough to do homework, arrange flowers, eat and cook all at the same time.

The Owner's Suite is situated for privacy in its own wing of the home and wide windows with beautiful views of the outdoors bathe the room in light. The unique upstairs has two separate play areas and amazing storage, making for an exciting game of hide and seek. This departure from an ordinary, predictable upstairs is what bedtime stories were written about.

Aside from the golfer's paradise, the backyard also contains a gorgeous Pebble Tec Saltwater pool, large field, pool cabana and kid's clubhouse. This is a rare opportunity to own beautiful acreage and unique history in the heart of Buckhead, perfectly located close to the city and near many of Atlanta's top schools.

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SimpleNexus Helps Raise $17,500 for Families of Hospitalized Children as Sponsor of 9th Annual Security National Charity Golf Classic

LEHI, Utah -- SimpleNexus (, developer of the leading digital mortgage platform for loan officers, borrowers and real estate agents, helped raise more than $17,500 to support the families of hospitalized children as a Birdie-level sponsor of Security National Mortgage Company's ninth annual SN Charity Golf Classic, held June 13 at Eaglewood Golf Course in North Salt Lake, Utah.

The event benefited Cars 4 Kids, a Utah-based organization that partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) to contribute all tournament proceeds to families traveling to Salt Lake City area hospitals for medical treatment.

The 2019 SN Charity Golf Classic brought together a full tournament of 144 golfers to help RMHC further its mission of providing a "caring home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill or injured children." Funds raised for 2019 surpassed last year's contribution of $15,000 benefitting Youth Impact of Ogden.

SimpleNexus was joined by 27 other sponsors, including mortgage lenders Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions and First American Mortgage Solutions; mortgage service providers Certified Credit Reporting and Platinum Appraisal Management Company; and mortgage technology provider Ellie Mae.

"The Security National Charity Golf Classic does an outstanding job rallying the local Salt Lake business community to support children and families during their time of greatest need," said SimpleNexus CEO Matt Hansen. "We are proud to contribute to the success of this year's fundraiser."

SimpleNexus empowers more than 20,000 loan officers to "do more" while serving more than 220 mortgage companies, including 15 of the top 25 retail lenders in the United States. For more information, visit For more information about the SN Charity Golf Classic or to make a contribution, visit

About SimpleNexus, LLC:

SimpleNexus is the digital mortgage platform that enables lenders to originate and process loans from anywhere. The company's best-in-class, easy-to-use app connects loan officers to their borrowers and real estate agents to easily communicate and exchange data in a single location throughout the entire loan life cycle. Loan officers can manage their loan pipelines, order credit, run pricing, send pre-approvals and sign disclosures - all on the go.

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Ward Henderson Management to Host Golf Day for Charity

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taipei, Taiwan-based investment house, Ward Henderson Management is proud to announce that it will be hosting the first of its annual charity golf days this year. As part of its corporate social responsibility program, Ward Henderson Management has undertaken to donate the proceeds of its charity golf day to an organization that helps fund education for children in Taiwan.

The golf day will take place in September and the 18-hole tournament will be open to teams of two to five players. Prizes will be awarded in various categories including best player and best team.

An entrance fee will be charged to all participating entrants and will include the cost of the tournament, a three-course meal at prize giving as well as entry into a raffle.

There will be additional corporate sponsorship opportunities available to businesses that would like to participate in the event.

All proceeds from the event will go to a local charity that has dedicated itself to improving the lives of children and families in need of welfare and benefits including education, medical care and livelihood support.

"Many non-profit organizations in Taiwan rely solely on corporate generosity and donations to operate and Ward Henderson Management is proud to offer assistance in this regard," says John Maxwell, Head of Public Relations at Ward Henderson Management.

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Golf For Blind, Inc., a registered Florida Corporation, will be dissolved in March, 2019

SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. -- Golf For Blind, Inc., a registered Florida Corporation, will be dissolved in March, 2019. The GOLF shot measurement and scoring technology (Advanced Range Performance Measurement Systems) developed by George Nauck, dba. Encore Golf in the mid 90's, is the basis for Golf For Blind Inc. and its web presence, established to employ the systems to facilitate the use of golf sports as physical and mental therapy for the blind, as well as other disabled.

Golf For Blind, Inc. is unable to request a V.A. Adaptive Sports Grant because PGA of America executed a memo of understanding with the Department of Veterans Affairs that allows only PGA to fund veterans adaptive golf programs. Although The PGA of America operates adaptive golf programs for disabled veterans across America, PGA of America has not come forward to help fund the Golf For Blind efforts of Golf For Blind, Inc.

Costs and efforts to maintain and to promote Golf For Blind, Inc. have far exceeded revenue.

Since it is firmly believed that the Biblical last days and rapture of the church as prophesied are upon us, Golf For Blind Inc. management is diverting full attention to Christian Gospel Ministries.

Any contributions made to the corporation directly through website or direct contact will be used for reimbursement of expenses previously incurred in the effort to bring Advanced Range Performance Measurement systems to programs for the blind on golf ranges. These restored monies will enable the founder and officers to further support Christian Gospel Ministries which are reaching out worldwide.

It has been an honor for us to develop technologies in support of golf and "for the good of the game" for more than two decades, but NOW there are more important things to occupy our efforts.

As we currently have an adequate living, monies donated up to our out-of-pocket investment will ultimately be distributed to Christian Ministries to include:
* Voice of The Martyrs (
* Zola Levitt Ministries (
* Les Feldick Ministries (
* Lighthouse Ministries (
* Southwest Radio Church (
* Behold Israel (
* King James Bible Society

Should our receipts exceed the out-of-pocket costs developing and promoting Golf For Blind, overage will be split between:
* United States Blind Golf Association ( and
* Blinded Veterans Association (

Golf For Blind, Inc. has not applied for nor received IRS 501(c)(3) status, and contributions may not be tax deductible.

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George Nauck
638 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center, FL 33573
(863) 450-7902

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Cloudvirga helps raise over $50,000 for cancer patients and wounded veterans

IRVINE, Calif. -- Cloudvirga(TM), a leading provider of digital mortgage software, helped raise more than $50,000 for wounded veterans and families affected by cancer as a corporate sponsor of the Finance of America Mortgage Charity Golf Tournament and Auction benefitting the Golden State Impact Project.

Now in its fourth year, the 2018 Charity Golf Tournament and Auction brought together 144 golfers at the Catta Verdera Country Club on October 15 to raise money for breast cancer survivors and wounded veterans.

"The Golden State Impact Project does an amazing job serving individuals in our community who are suffering serious health challenges that can affect the whole family," said Cloudvirga CEO Michael Schreck. "We are delighted to partner with Finance of America and do our part to help make this year's fundraiser as successful as possible."

"Our mission is to serve the needs of wounded veterans, cancer patients and their families with great care, transparency and financial responsibility," said Andrew Lippert, president of Golden State Impact Project. "We are humbled to have the support of Finance of America, Cloudvirga and all the companies and individuals who participated in this terrific event."

About Cloudvirga(TM):

Cloudvirga's digital mortgage point-of-sale (POS) software, powered by the intelligent Mortgage Platform(R), uniquely combines a world-class borrower experience with a truly automated lender workflow that radically cuts overall loan costs, increases transparency and reduces the time to close a loan. Led by top fintech veterans with a track record of building successful mortgage technologies, Cloudvirga's customer base includes nine of the top 40 non-bank mortgage originators. To date, Cloudvirga has raised over $77 million from some of the country's top lenders and private-equity firms.

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EPIC Hosts Fourth Annual Invitational Golf Tournament Benefiting Nonprofit The Joyful Child Foundation

ONTARIO, Calif. -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has hosted its fourth annual EPIC Invitational Golf Tournament on behalf of The Joyful Child Foundation and its mission to keep children safe.

"It takes a community to keep our children safe," said Erin Runnion, founder of The Joyful Child Foundation. "EPIC's continued support is helping to ensure that our children are educated and empowered to defend themselves against predators."

The Joyful Child Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by Runnion in 2002 in loving memory of her five-year-old daughter Samantha Runnion.

The foundation's goal is to ensure that every child is exposed to personal safety education and opportunities to practice in order to cultivate each child's instinctual response to recognize, avoid, and if necessary, physically resist and escape inappropriate behaviors or violence.

The Joyful Child trains teachers, non-profit partners and law enforcement agencies to deliver its programs to children and parents.

"We are honored to help support The Joyful Child Foundation and its dedication to preventing crimes against children through programs that educate, empower and unite families and communities," said EPIC Principal David McNeil. "Giving back and community support are an integral part of EPIC's people-first culture, and we look forward to continuing the EPIC Invitational Golf Tournament to further share and support the important work being done by The Joyful Child."

More than 100 people attended this year's golf tournament and sponsors included BBSI (Premier); Identity Force, John Hahn & Pete Garvey (Silver); AFS/IBEX, Allied Public Risk, Anthem Blue Cross, CIGNA, CNA, Eye on Business, Great American Insurance Group, Liberty Mutual, MetLife, Moss Adams, NationwideAg, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, UHC, WTIS, and Zurich Insurance Group (Bronze).

Collectively, EPIC's tournaments have raised over $150,000 to advance and promote The Joyful Child's life-saving programs.

For more information on The Joyful Child Foundation, please visit their website here ( ) and to view a video highlighting this year's event click here:

About EPIC:

EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence.

EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC now has more than 1,400 team members operating from 50 offices across the U.S., providing Property and Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 20,000 clients.

With run rate revenues greater than $400 million, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the U.S. Backed by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

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