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La Cima Club will host its 8th Annual Charity Classic on Aug. 22, 2014 from 6 to 10 p.m. The evening will include food, live music, and silent & live auctions benefiting Augie’s Quest (ALS-TDI), ClubCorp’s Employee Partners Care Foundation, and the local charity Irving Cares.

Last year, La Cima raised over $48,000 with its Charity Classic event. Since the Classic began in 2007, ClubCorp, La Cima’s parent company, has donated more than $17 million to community organizations and programs, including Augie’s Quest, One Irving-Making the Grade, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the ClubCorp Employee Partners Care Foundation.

More than 125 golf, country, business, and sports clubs around the country will open their courses and dining rooms to an estimated 16,000 guests for tournaments, dining events, auctions, and social extravaganzas in support of the 2014 Charity Classic. This year, La Cima is continuing the tradition with a Deep in the Heart of Texas theme, featuring all things Texas – including themed culinary stations, wine and spirits, games, and more.

La Cima’s 2014 Charity Classic will benefit the following three deserving nonprofit organizations:

Irving Cares is a community organization committed to providing essential services to Irving, Texas residents in need. Services include financial assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities, or prescriptions; a food pantry; an employment services program; transportation to medical appointments; and information and referral services.

Augie’s Quest (ALS-TDI) The purpose of Augie’s Quest has always been to fund research and drug development aimed at ending ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease. Since 2007, Augie’s Quest has raised nearly $40 million in support of finding effective ALS treatments – making it the largest individual fundraising program for ALS!  All funds raised by Augie’s Quest benefit ALS TDI, the world’s largest ALS-dedicated drug development organization. The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is the world’s leader in ALS research. Their mission has precise focus: to discover and develop effective treatments to end ALS. As a nonprofit biotech, ALS TDI combines the ambition and strategy of a pharmaceutical company with the dedicated spirit of a 501c3, with incredible flexibility to expedite promising potential treatments from lab bench to people living with the disease today. Founded by a patient and his family, and featuring PALS and their loved ones in the highest leadership roles, a sense of urgency and perseverance drives every decision made at the Cambridge, MA-based institute.

ClubCorp’s Employee Partners Care Foundation was established by ClubCorp to help employees and their families in need of financial assistance in times of crisis. Future program assistance plans include a scholarship fund for Employee Partners, their children, and grandchildren. Funds for the Employee Partners Care Foundation are provided by employee partner donations, as well as private donations.

La Cima is a private business and social club in Las Colinas that occupies the 26th floor at Williams Square. The club was established in 1986, rising high above the world’s largest equestrian sculpture, and founded in the tradition of the most prominent American and European clubs. La Cima was conceived as a distinguished private meeting place, offering an incredible array of amenities to its members and guests. Today, the club continues its spirit of excellence in service and fine dining.

La Cima’s 2014 Charity Classic is sure to be a true Texas experience with the best food, fun, and flair, including live music by Derek Anthony and the D-Train Band, and Live Auctioneer, Jeff Copeland!  This event is open to all – Members, family, and friends.  Tickets are $45 per person and must be purchased in advance online at www.lacimaclub.com. For more information about this event, please call La Cima Club at (972) 869-2266.

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