Chad Coltrane, CEO of Push America will be joining his Pi Kappa Phi brothers at the 10th Annual Golf Outing to benefit Push America. The outing takes place on May 17th at Beaver Brook Country Club in Annandale, NJ. This is the first time an executive from Push America will speak at the annual event, sponsored by the alumni of the Epsilon Theta chapter at Seton Hall University. Mr. Coltrane has been the CEO of the organization since July of 1997 and is responsible for the overall operation of Push America, including the planning, organizing and execution of strategy, policy, programs and fund-raising. Push America is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to serving people with disabilities. Push has raised over $15 million to benefit people with disabilities and organizations dedicated to their service.
During the last 16 years as CEO of Push America , he has successfully implemented, developed and evaluated all youth sports, adult sports, and childcare programs, while staying within program budget guidelines. He is considered a nonprofit leader in the industry with interests in strategic planning, governance and fundraising.
Mr. Coltrane graduated from the University of North Carolina Greensboro in 1992 with a BA in History. He is married to his college sweetheart, Tami and they live in Matthews, NC with their two kids Chace, Hannah and their dog Jake.
Push America was founded in 1977 as the national philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity with the purpose of instilling lifelong service in its members and enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities. Push America has grown into a national organization with numerous programs designed to educate undergraduates, alumni, and communities about the abilities of people with disabilities as well as provide opportunities for volunteerism and service.
If you are interested in playing golf on May 17th or making a donation to Push America, please contact John Dec at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website www.pikappgolf.org to register.
For Immediate Release:
Spring is Coming!!!
Registration is open for the 10th Annual Pi Kappa Phi Golf Classic. Reserve your spot and sign up today. Prices go up on April 16th!
We are going back to Beaver Brook!! Save the date: May 17th, 2013 for the 10th Annual Pi Kappa Phi Golf Classic to benefit PUSH America!
More details to follow!
Last Friday over 80 golfers drove out to High Bridge, NJ for a great round of golf. Although we haven't totaled everything up, this year's outing is looking to be one of the best. The day started off as one of the nicest days so far this spring: 72 degrees, not a cloud in the sky, low humidity and very little wind. Of course by tee-time that had to change as the wind picked up and some clouds rolled in. We even had some sprinkles of rain towards the end of the round.
Some things went very well this year and some things did not. Since we are in a constant state of improvement, I put together a survey (on the home page) in order to gather some feedback so that we can make next year's outing even more successful.
Also, check out the gallery for some pictures from this year's outing.
Once again, thank you to all for coming out to the outing, participating in the raffle and the silent auction. All of this helps us continue to help PushAmerica!
April is inspirational. Not for the usual stuff like new growth, spring, etc, but for sports. Since the beginning of February, after the Super Bowl, all we have had to keep us going is basketball and hockey. Granted with the Rangers this year and Knicks it has not been bad, but in fact exciting. The Pirates gave us bubble hopes and then they were quickly burst. And I won't even get started on off-season football drama!!
Today however is opening day for baseball (opening night last night) and the start of The Masters! Both significant rites of Spring. The Masters particularly should be inspirational to us golfers. The first of the Major tournaments and probably the most storied always give me inspiration to take my clubs out of winter storage, dust them off and head over to my local range to hit a bucket. Or even book a weekend to Myrtle Beac
With the Pi Kappa Phi Golf Classic less than two months away, I recommend that everyone get to the range and/or a practice green! Consider this your chance to get in some Spring Training! On second thought just stay on the couch and watch baseball - I want to win a contest hole or two!!
We are pleased to announce the 2012 Pi Kappa Phi Golf Classic! Our 9th Annual Tournament!
Friday, June 1st
8am sign-in / breakfast
Once again we will be hosting this great day of golf. This year at High Bridge Hills Golf Club in High Bridge, NJ. This is very close to last year's outing in Annandale, NJ.
Every year we raise several thousand dollars to Benefit PUSH America. PUSH America is the National Philanthropy of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, with a focus on benefiting people with disabilities through several programs including the Journey of Hope. You can read more about PUSH America here.
Over the last several years we have had raffles and auctions during the luncheon. Prizes have included tickets to several professional sporting events in the NY Metro area including the NY Yankees, NJ Nets, NY Jets, Red Bulls and minor league baseball teams Lakewood Blue Claws and Somerset Patriots. We have also have had various sports collectibles, jerseys and memorabilia. Other prizes include shirts, hats, sets of golf ball and golf bags, gift certificates to area restaurants and businesses, bottles of wine, tool bags and even a small car vacuum and a single bottle wine chiller. If someone donates an old Christmas fruitcake we will give that away as well.
Feel free to explore this website. It is our first attempt at an online presence for the outing. You will find links to the course where you can get a look at some of the holes and the scorecard, a gallery of pictures from past outings, links to PUSH America to see what one of our main reasons for doing this is, information on ways to donate and sponsorship opportunities and be sure to visit our registration page to sign up your foursome. We are also including the capability to pay online this year.
Let us know what you think and we hope to see you all on links on June 1st!