Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter to honor Philadelphia personality Big Daddy Graham at Annual Golf Classic

The Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter will honor Philadelphia radio personality, writer, and comic Big Daddy Graham at its 14th Annual Golf Classic, May 5 at Trump National Golf Course-Philadelphia in Pine Hill.

The Chapter will present Graham with its 2014 Kaleidoscope Award for Community Service and Increased Awareness for his commitment to keeping a spotlight on Alzheimer’s disease, through his radio program and involvement in chapter events, including Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Chocolate Symphony. His mother died of complications from the disease.

“Big Daddy has been a tireless ambassador and publicist for us at a variety of events and on his radio show. He’s also recruited other celebrities to further our mission and fundraising. So it’s our great pleasure to recognize his efforts,” said Linda Coppinger, executive director of the Delaware Valley Chapter.

Golf slots for the tournament are $425 for a single golfer, or $1,500 for a foursome, or with early bird registration by April 15, $375 for a single and $1,000 per foursome. The fee, a portion of which is tax deductible, includes lunch, post-golf cocktails and buffet dinner. There will also be a silent auction featuring sports tickets, themed gift baskets and local dining and other experiences, and a live auction of pricier items throughout the evening.

A variety of sponsor opportunities are available, ranging from $350 for hole sponsor to $10,000 for tournament sponsor. Many sponsorship levels include two or more golf slots.

Registration for the golf tournament begins at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and then shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Cocktails and dinner reception will immediately follow golf, and prizes will be awarded.

This year’s event also incorporates an ACBL-Sanctioned Bridge Tournament. Entry fee is $75, including lunch and beverages, and players will compete for a variety of prizes. Or, you can play with a professional for $300. Social players are welcome, and transportation from Philadelphia will be provided.

To register for golf or the bridge tournament, or to learn more about sponsoring, visit www.act.alz.org/DVCSpringGolfClassic or call the Chapter at (800) 272–3900.

Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization. The Chapter covers 18 counties in South Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware, providing services to nearly 300,000 individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder — approximately 85,000 in South Jersey alone. For more information, call the 24/7 Helpline at (800) 272–3900 or visit the Chapter website at www.alz.org/desjsepa.