Summer Search Philadelphia Classic Presented by Ernst & Young

September 08, 2020 7:30 am - 7:00 pm

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Welcome to the 3rd Annual Summer Search Philadelphia Classic Presented by Ernst & Young.

We are pleased to host this golf outing and fundraiser at the iconic Old Course at Stonewall in Elverson, PA on Tuesday September 8, 20120 Summer Search Philadelphia Classic will include golf on an award-winning course with caddies, lunch and dinner, silent and live auction of great gifts, vacation packages and golf outings on premier local courses. This day will offer a fantastic opportunity for comradery and networking and support Summer Search Philadelphia, a positive youth development organization.

Summer Search Philadelphia's unique blend of staff mentoring, summer experiential learning programs, college access supports, and in-college guidance provides Philadelphia students from low-income neighborhoods with a comprehensive range of tools in which to be successful. The mentoring combined with the summer experiential learning programs provides real world opportunities for our high school students to broaden their horizons, develop non-cognitive skills, and learn that they can achieve so much more than what is expected of them.

Through Summer Search, our students are taught to be self-aware and reflective, and use soft skills that will help them in school, careers, and in life. These experiences reduce stress on the family and provide unforeseen opportunities for career advancement for our students, putting them at a different place in society. Our mentors keep close tracks of their school and home lives.
Summer Search Philadelphia students graduate from college at 3x the rate of students who come from similar backgrounds nationwide.

Please join us on September 8th for an enjoyable day supporting this impactful organization. Your participation will help Summer Search provide more resources to Philadelphia students to achieve their potential and become tomorrow's community leaders.

Our Presenting Sponsor: Ernst & Young (EY)
EY has supported the Summer Search Philadelphia Golf Classic & Auction since its inception and is expanding its role this year as our presenting sponsor. "At EY, our mission is building a better working world, and one of the ways that we do that is by connecting with local Philadelphia organizations that impact our community through a focus on Equality, Entrepreneurship, and Education," said Jonathan Sears, Partner. "Summer Search provides an avenue for young men and women to achieve higher levels of education, and Summer Search helps to level the playing field by providing critical resources to those that would otherwise not have access. Finally, in meeting several Summer Search alumni, I've been impressed by the entrepreneurial spirit ignited in each of them through Summer Search, and I'm confident in the positive impact that they will continue to make in our community." We are honored that EY has stepped forward as presenting sponsor and thank them for their great support over the years.

Summer Search Philadelphia is a positive youth development nonprofit with a year-round program all about relationships and opportunities.  We use a unique combination of social-emotional, individual and group mentoring, summer leadership experiences, and post-high school advising to empower young people who face systemic inequities.  Summer Search students grow and succeed in the ways most important to them and become thriving adults. 

Our Class of 2019 boasts two valedictorians, acceptances at over 50 colleges and universities, and a host of prestigious awards and scholarships. In the 2018-2019 school year, Summer Search Philadelphia students achieved the following:

  • 100% of seniors graduated from high school;
  • 86% of the Class of 2019 will matriculate to a 2- or 4-year college, including University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, St. Joseph's University, and Swarthmore College;
  • >$6.8 million (over 4 years) was secured by the class of 2019 including the Liberty Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania, the Wolf Memorial College Foundation Scholarship, and the 2019 McCabe Scholarship; and
  • 64% of the program's first four graduating high school classes have earned a college degree, compared to 21% of their peers from under-served communities- more than 3x the national average.

We are grateful to the support of our larger community, and want to recognize our Summer Search Philadelphia Advisory Board members:

At this year's event, we are recognizing the impact of two long term supporters of Summer Search: Lori and Matt Espe.  Their generosity includes serving as key leaders of our organization and championing of educational equity in our community and across the nation.  Lori and Matt have been involved with Summer Search for nearly a decade.  Through their untiring support and leadership, Summer Search Philadelphia has doubled the number of students in our program.

When asked about the meaning of the Summer Search program, Lori shared, "We are so impressed with the students in the Summer Search program; through mentoring and summer experiences, students become confident, reflective, appreciative, empathetic and responsible young adults who look forward to their future with hope." 


Stonewall - Old & North Course / 11:00 Shotgun

The 2020 Summer Search Philadelphia Classic will be played on one of the area's finest and most exclusive private country clubs - Stonewall in Elverson, Pennsylvania. Stonewall's Old Course has been ranked in Golf Magazine's Top 50 golf courses in the U.S. Both the Old Course and North Course have been host to professional events including the Pennsylvania Open, the Philadelphia Amateur and the Philadelphia Open and most recently in 2017 the USGA Mid-Amateur Championship, which for the first time in USGA history hosted any 36 final on both of these same two Stonewall Championship courses.

Schedule - Stonewall Old and North Courses

8:30 - 10:45 Registration / Continental Breakfast

11:00 Golf shotgun start - (Shamble)

11:15 Lunch on course (After holes # 8 and 18)

Sponsored by Matt and Lori Espe

4:00 Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
(Dress - Golf or Business Casual)

5:00 Dinner and Live Auction
Sponsored by JMC Family Office

6:30 Awards Presentation

Official Rules (Stonewall - Old & North Courses)

Format -"Shamble"-Modified Scramble / 1 BB of 4 Gross & Net

Your team is comprised of four golfers and format is a selected tee ball. Each player hits a tee shot, then team selects the ball to play next. Players then finish the hole using his or her own ball. One low ball gross and one low net score counts for your team score. In this format you receive 50% of your individual handicap.
If a threesome, one team member may hit an additional tee shot on each hole, but you must alternate. (Your best player cannot hit the extra tee ball on each hole). A blind draw will be added to your team as your 4th. Ties will be determined by USGA match of cards beginning with the back nine, back six, back three holes etc.

TEES: WHITE (Men) GREEN (Senior 65+) GOLD (Ladies)

BET-A-BIRDIE CONTEST (#17 - Old and #6 North)
On this very short par 3 hole we have a fun contest where you can win cash right on the spot. There are 3 pins on this green and you can play to any one of them. You can bet from $10-$100 and if you birdie the hole on your own ball, you double your money on the spot. Format on this hole is NOT the "shamble" and you simply play your own ball. Mulligans may not be used on this hole.

On the long par five 11th hole you will have the chance to win a $5,000, 3 day trip to Pebble Beach California including airfare for two, 2 nights at Pebble Beach Lodge and 3 rounds of golf at Pebble Beach, Spyglass & Spanish Bay. Leave your drivers in the bag and let RE/MAX World Long Drive Finalist Michael Michaelides hit a 400+ yard drive and improve your chances to win a trip to Pebble Beach!

There are 2 low gross and 2 net team prizes on each course, plus closest to the pin contests on 5, 7 and 15 (Old) on 3, 9 and 17 (North) and long drive contest for men and women on hole #3 (Old) and # 16 (North).

LUNCH AT HARRY'S (Old Course) and Pro Shop (North Course)

Lunch Sponsored by Matt & Lori Espe
Lunch will be available at both courses  during the round at after holes # 8 and #18.

All caddies have been paid a base fee. However a $20 gratuity per player would be appropriate and appreciated.

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Summer Search Philadelphia
For Additional sponsorship information, contact Kevin Scanlon

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