PACE Enterprises Hosts 8th Annual PACE Cup Charity Event
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Despite the rain of cats and dogs, the eighth edition of the PACE Cup continued as the only golf event with a Caddyshack theme.
Pace Enterprises helps people with disabilities find employment. With this in mind, she holds a charity golf tournament every year to raise funds, which allows even more people to benefit from employment services.
The day started with lunch and a DJ, then 27 teams of four headed to the links. Bob Pirner, Executive Director of PACE, said each team participating in the PACE Cup Charity Golf Classic paid $ 1,000 to participate in the competition.
“All of the money goes to help people with disabilities receive employment-related services at PACE Enterprises,” Pirner said. “So we do an assessment, training and ultimately a placement that leads to gainful employment for adults. “
Pirner said he was “super excited” and “super grateful” that the turnout was high, even as it poured rain on Friday afternoon.
He said he and other organizers believed the turnout would be low. However, in the end, “the place [was] packed, ”Pirner said. In total, said the executive director of PACE, 120 golfers played on the course and had a “good day”.
After a day of golf there was an awards ceremony.
“We have items for auction to raise some more money for my parents,” Pirner said. “We will offer door prizes, and of course we will give prizes to the winning quartets. “
There were a lot of prizes up for grabs, but Pirner said he has a personal favorite.
“What really excites me is that we have an autographed Caddyshack poster by Rodney Dangerfield that was donated by one of our board members, Ron Lydell,” he said. “And so, I mean, there won’t be any more Rodney Dangerfield autographs.”
The poster was not the only autographed item. There was a football autographed by WVU football coach Neal Brown.
“Dale Sparks gave us an autographed photo of Bob Huggins so we have some really nice things to auction off,” Pirner said. “And I know that when my golfers come in, off the course, they will be generous.”
Anyone can be generous to PACE, even if they haven’t been to the golf event, Pirner said.
The “way to show your support,” he said, is to visit the PACE Enterprise website.
“And, click the button that says ‘donate’, and it’ll take you. and you can put it on your credit card. The money will come directly to us and we will put it to good use.