You and a friend have a chance to golf with former Eagles football player, Vince Papale and his wife Janet at Atlantic City Country Club. After your day on the green, enjoy dinner, a show, and an overnight stay at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Vince Papale Biography:
Vincent Papale is a former professional American football player. He played three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League following two seasons with the Philadelphia Bell of the World Football League. Papale's story was the inspiration behind the 2006 film Invincible.
Janet Papale Biography:
At the age of 16, Janet earned a spot on the coveted USA World Gymnastics Team in 1970. She competed in the World Games in Yugoslavia and the Hapoel Games. A severe knee injury ended her gymnastics career but not her spirit. As a student at Penn State, Janet re-invented herself and became a diver and eventually broke all of Penn State's Women's diving records on the 1 and 3 meter board. She earned her BS Degree in Physical Education while at Penn State. And she taught and coached Gymnastics at State College High School.
Janet has traveled all over the world, instructing & coaching, and she developed amateur gymnastics programs for Malaysia, Bermuda, and South Africa, as well as all over the Unites States. Eventually she found at home at the University of Pennsylvania where she became their first Gymnastics Coach. While at Penn, Janet did post-graduate work at the Wharton School of Business. She held her coaching position at Penn from 1976 to 1988, eventually retiring to enter the wide world of Real Estate, just one of her many passions today.
Janet still is a major producer in Real Estate while still managing to find the time to manage several properties, co-author a book with Vince (go to Invincible Books tab), do charity work, fund raising, and direct Vince Papale Promotions . . . not to forget still finding time to be the mother of two children Gabriella & Vincent. Truly a remarkable woman, Janet has a zest for simply helping others be their best.
About Atlantic City Country Club:
On Sept. 11, 1897 wealthy businessmen, mostly made up of AC Hotel owners, met at the Brighton Hotel to discuss the best options for catering to guests arriving to the resort. It was decided that the new game of "golf" was deemed the best plan of action. The name, Country Club of Atlantic City was chosen and land in Northfield was selected as the site. Its easy accessibility to and from the boardwalk hotels via a trolley line that ran from Atlantic City to Somers Point and Ocean City made it the perfect location.
The founding fathers determined that the course would be 18 holes in length and that a clubhouse would be started. Two-hundred members would be admitted. John Reid, the professional golfer brought in to survey the land decided that the bayside property would make the best holes and the subsequently, the first nine holes were completed rather quickly. While still under construction, the course and clubhouse officially opened on June 18, 1898, just in time for the summer season. There was great interest in the club from the beginning and golfers began to play before all 18 holes were completed. Learn more at accountryclub.com.
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