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July 21: Yes U Can USA Golf Classic

Nonprofit with UD connection to host fundraiser at DuPont Country Club


2:32 p.m., July 1, 2014--Yes U Can USA Paralympic Sport Delaware will hold the Yes U Can USA Golf Classic on Monday, July 21, at the DuPont Country Club, in Wilmington, Delaware.

The tournament will be played on the signature championship DuPont Course, formerly the home course for the LPGA McDonald’s Championship. Tournament games will include closest to the pin, longest drive, mulligans for sale, and rent-the-pro for your tee shot.

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“We want to emphasize that this event offers something for everyone — golfers and non-golfers, amputees and non-amputees,” says Yes U Can co-founder Vickie George. “Those who don’t want to play golf can join us for the dinner and auction. Another great non-golf activity is ‘Putt & Pinot on the Green-gio,’ which is being organized by Lisa Ramone.”

The event will also include a classic car show, instruction by LPGA professional Rebecca Dengler, and adapted golf instruction by Bob Buck, founder and executive director of the Eastern Amputee Golf Association (EAGA).

Player registration fees are $125 for EAGA members and $150 for others. Fees include golf, driving range, gift bag, lunch, beverages and dinner.

Sponsor opportunities are available at all levels from gifts for the silent auction to title sponsorship.

Click here to go directly to the registration and sponsorship form. 

Click here to download a brochure/sponsorship form.

About Yes U Can USA

Yes U Can Corporation was founded to help people with disabilities more fully participate in adapted sport, fitness and recreational activities. Yes U Can USA became a Paralympic Sport Club in 2013 and is now a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee. 

Current programs include individualized exercise, swimming, sit and be fit, healthy eating workshops, weekend camp retreats, wheelchair basketball, fishing and wildlife adventures, hiking, and outdoor environmental programs. The organization plans to add biking, rock wall climbing, zip-lining, boating, amputee soccer, archery, chair tai chi, yoga, scuba diving, and art. 

Yes U Can’s partners include the University of Delaware, Christiana Care PMRI, the Developmental Disabilities Council, Delaware Swim and Fitness, Delaware State Parks, the Brandywine YMCA, Easter Seals, the MS Society, the Aquatic Resource Environmental Center, EMS Wilmington, Bike Line of Newark, and the New Castle County Department of Community Services – Garfield Park Activity Center.

For more information about Yes U Can, contact Vickie George at 302-286-1399 or via email at, or visit the website.

Article by Diane Kukich

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