University Center Club Holds Charity Classic Event for MDA

By: FSU Release
By: FSU Release

Tallahassee, Florida --

The Charity Classic University Center Club Open House will be held Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at the University Center Club in the Doak Campbell Stadium on Florida State University’s Campus. This event will be open to the public from 5:00PM – 8:00PM. The Charity Classic will provide a unique opportunity to showcase the very best of The University Center Club while raising funds for national and local non-profits. It’s a one-time opportunity that the Club opens its doors to the general public for one very, very special evening of fun, food, cocktails, a silent auction and much, much more!

To attend the event, call 850.644.8528. A $25 tax-deductible donation will be taken at the door. Half of the Classic’s proceeds will go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Augie’s Quest research initiative, an aggressive effort to find treatments and cures for the paralyzing disease ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease).

Augie Nieto, who along with his wife, Lynne, co-chairs MDA’s ALS Division, said, “I’m awed by the combined energy and spirit of this great endeavor. It’s commitment of this kind that eventually will put an end to the ravages of ALS.” Nieto received an ALS diagnosis in 2005.

Twenty-five percent of funds raised by the Classic will go to ClubCorp’s Employee Partners Care Foundation, a fund created to help the organization’s employees and families during times of crisis. The remaining 25 percent will be allocated to the University Center Club’s Academic Award, a fund created for student employees to assist with their education.

“The scope and philanthropy of this ClubCorp undertaking are magnificent,” said MDA National Chairman Jerry Lewis.

MDA is a voluntary health agency working to defeat muscular dystrophy and other related diseases through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive patient and community services, and far-reaching professional and public health education.

The Association’s programs are funded almost entirely by individual private contributors.

A flyer is attached above.

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