After needing to cancel last year’s golf event, the 19th Annual Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational came back strong as a record-breaking event. It was the highest grossing golf event ever! This year’s Golf Invitational brought in nearly $31,000 to help fund our four (4) mentoring programs serving Berks County youth facing adversity.
Our Corporate friends welcomed our return with open arms, making it also the highest level of Corporate support ever! Thank you to our six (6) Title Sponsors: EnerSys, Performance Toyota, UGI, Baker Tilly, Cipriani & Werner, and Customers Bank. We also thank our Major Sponsors (East Penn Manufacturing, Members 1st Federal Credit Union, and Visions Federal Credit Union) and our Assisting Sponsors (Art of Business, Caron Treatment Centers, the DeAngelo Company, RKL, Stevens & Lee, and the West Lawn Quoiting Association.
About 90 golfers were out on the links for this year’s event. We thank everyone who teed off to defend potential: Aerotek, All-Phase/East Penn, Baker Tilly, Cord’s Caddies, Crown Royals, Customers Bank (2 teams), EnerSys, Herbein + Company (2 teams), Lift Incorporated, Members 1st, Office Service Company/Burkey Construction, Polish Power, Reading Truck Group, Reladyne, RKL, Team Oglesby, Team Rutter, Team Vilardo, This Putt’s For You, Tom Masano Auto Group, and UGI.
Congratulations once again to the EnerSys team, champions of the 2021 Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational with a score of 57. 2nd Place Office Service Company/Burkey Construction came in one stroke behind, while the 3rd Place UGI team came in two strokes behind the leader.
As the golfers putted their way through the course, they were also able to see the many other people and companies who supported our effort — namely, our Hole Sponsors: Aerotek, American Barber and Beauty Academy, Automotive Services/Reladyne, Colon Mechanical, Comcast, Diamond Credit Union, EHD, EnerSys (4), Grove Dental Group, Herbein + Company, the HOBOs of Kutztown (2), I.B. Dickinson & Sons, In Memory of Jimmie McElwee, In Memory of Joseph Lewis, Lift Incorporated Penn National Gaming Foundation (5), Penn Title Company (2), Reading Truck Group, RE/MAX of Reading (Sam Padovani, Realtor), Jim & Barb Smith & Family, Tom Masano Auto Group, and Tompkins VIST Bank (2).
We also want to thank Willow Hollow Golf Course and its staff for again hosting our event this year; Bob Fisher Chevrolet (sponsor of the Hole In One for a Car contest); Jersey Mike’s Subs for providing over 100 subs for our golfers & volunteers during registration prior to the event; Moyer’s Catering which provided our dinner afterwards; Weikel Sportswear for the event shirts; and the many people and companies providing door prizes for our golfers throughout the day.
Thank you all for helping Big Brothers Big Sisters to empower our Littles to reach their potential! We hope to see you and others for next year’s 20th Anniversary Jason Claudfelter Golf Invitational!