Event benefited the National Inclusion Project and was hosted by multi-platinum recording artist Clay Aiken
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – Supporters of the National Inclusion Project helped to raise over $150,000 at the 3rd annual Golfing for Inclusion. The event sponsored by Allianz Life and American Portfolios was held at The Country Club at Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on February 1, 2010. The funds raised will be used to provide children with disabilities the opportunity to play, learn and grow side-by-side with their typical peers. Special recognition is also extended to Osiris Fund for a generous contribution supporting inclusion.
The event kicked off with Brunch and a Golf Clinic conducted by PGA professional Wayne Player. Despite rain, many golfers enjoyed playing on Mirasol’s exclusive Sunset course. Immediately after golf, golfers and contest winners were recognized at the Awards Reception which included hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. The event concluded with Dinner, a live auction, and a performance by Clay Aiken.
The National Inclusion Project, formerly the Bubel/Aiken Foundation, serves to bridge the gap that exists between young people with disabilities and the world around them. By providing curriculum, training and financial assistance, the Project partners with communities and programs in creating awareness and opportunities for full inclusion where barriers break and doors open. It is their goal to create an environment for children where inclusion is embraced.
The Project has programs in over 38 states making a difference in the lives of children of all abilities. This year, the National Inclusion Project is excited to partner with the Florida Lions Camp in Lake Wales. The Project has also partnered with Florida Disabled Outdoors Association in Tallahassee.
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America was the Title Sponsor of the 3rd Annual Golfing for Inclusion. Allianz Life, founded in 1896, provides an array of annuities as well as long term care and life insurance products in the U.S. through a nationwide network of independent distribution. The company is part of Allianz SE, a global financial services group that is the 20th largest company in the world based on revenues (Fortune Global 500, August 2009), employing nearly 155,000 people worldwide.
American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. continued its support of Golfing for Inclusion by becoming a Platinum Sponsor. Headquartered in Holbrook, N.Y., American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. (APFS) is a full-service independent broker/dealer, member FINRA/SIPC firm. It was founded in 2001 by current CEO Lon T. Dolber to serve investment professionals in private practice. The firm offers a complete range of financial services, including personal financial and retirement planning, securities trading, mutual funds, access to investment research, long-term care planning, insurance products and tax-free investing. Fee-based asset management is offered through its subsidiary company, American Portfolios Advisors, Inc., an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Full-service securities brokerage is available through a clearing firm relationship with Pershing, LLC, the securities of which are held by these entities on a fully disclosed basis. The firm currently serves over 600 independent investment professionals located in more than 300 branch locations throughout the nation. For further information please contact local American Portfolios Registered Representatives Rich Gerepka and Victoria Brialmont, who have been very generous in giving their time and support to the National Inclusion Project.