May 18-19, 2014

Atlantic City Country Club

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Bonus Coverage

Here are a few more images from this year's tournament.

You can see updated pictures in our golf photos & pool party sections of the site.  Or you can check out our more comprehensive online photo gallery.

 
 Michael Vick, Amanda Blumenherst & Jaws


 Blumenherst Ceremonial Tee Shot

 
Vick Samples Peanut Chews with Bob Zender of Goldenberg's

Al Caepanazano Just 1/2" Away From Winning the 
Lease to a Hyundai Equus, Instead He Gets a
Miller Lite Golf Bag from Jaws for Closest to the Pin

Monday, May 21, 2012

Victory!

Afternoon Champions,  15 under par (55)
(l-r) Ritrievi, Kouchenour, Maddox, Michlewright, BJ & Jaws

After a late start because of the weather and some wet conditions, the Ron Jaworski Celebrity Golf Challenge concludes with two teams tied at 15 under par.

After matching cards, the team with no true celebrity defeats team Brian Propp on the tiebreaker.

The day ends with Jaws' son BJ and his team of Ken Kochenour, John Maddox, Rory Ritrievi and Scott Michlewright taking home the title.

The 28th annual RJCGC is in the books as the tournament has helped raise nearly $4 million for the Jaws Youth Playbook. The mission of the foundation is to help improve the overall health and wellness of at-risk youth in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

From all of us at the RJCGC, thank you for your continued support.  Please check back for videos and more photos over the next few days.

Thanks!

Many Faces of Jaws

Fox 29's Tom Sredenschek Interviews the Host

Firing Up the Troops

Lining Up a Birdie Putt

LPGA - Learn Pro Golfing (by) Amanda

Nike Golf Clinic
presented by Hyundai Equus

Welcoming Committee

The Ron Jaworski Celebrity Golf Tournament took advantage of the LPGA calendar and got pro Amanda Blumenherst to drop by the course for a clinic.

This is the young pro's third year on tour after winning the 2008 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship and three player of the year awards while attending Duke University.

Blumenherst offered tips on how to fade and draw the ball with her mid-irons, as she talked about "hooding," or closing the club face for a draw.  And as she blasted 260 yard drives down the center of the driving range Blumenherst said she listens to her caddy "most of the time," consider he's Amanda's dad.

The schedule had the pro women playing in Gladstone, NJ for the Sybase Match Play last week and at the end of the month they'll be in Galloway, NJ for the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

The East Coast schedule had Blumenherst in the neighborhood and available to offer some tips and socialize with the fans.

 Blumenherst Breaking Down the Basics

 Showing How to Hood the Club

Pro Day at ACCC

Vick, Blumenherst & Jaws

Before Michael Vick teed off at the Atlantic City Country Club he mingled with LPGA player Amanda Blumenherst as both were on hand to support the Jaws Youth Playbook.

While the quarterback was scrambling on the course, the pro was offering tips at a driving range clinic.

Jaws was on hand for the introductions and both were in awe as Blumenherst hit a ceremonial tee shot right down the middle to kick off the afternoon session.  Play is about 40 minutes behind schedule because of the weather.

Vick Reacts to His Opening Tee Shot

 Vick Group (l-r) David Ellsworth, 
Ken Cornew, Vick, Joe Nigro & Mark Huston,

First Round in the Books

Former NBA All Star John Starks'Group 
Finishes on the 18th Hole

It took awhile, but the morning golf is finally over.

The early downpour chased some golfers from the course and caused a bit of controversy as the winning team has not one, but two celebrities.  Beasley Reece joined the Joe Pisarcik group and the CBS-3 sports anchor says he was orphaned.

"My team left and I tried pleading to their manhood," says Reece, who's new team turned in the winning score of 56.  The group's 14 under par was equaled by celebrity Mike Quick's team, but
when cards were matched, the Pisarcik/Beasley group won the tiebreaker.

Morning Champions, 14 Under Par (56)
Jimmy Perides, Beasley Reece & Joe Pisarcik

Eagles Have Landed

Jaws & Vick

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and three of his teammates are at the Ron Jaworski Celebrity Golf Challenge and here to support the cause. He's joined by safety Nate Allen, kicker Alex Henery & punter Chas Henry.

Vick says he's starting to get addicted to the game and blames Jaws after playing some of the Ron Jaworski Signature Courses.  We'll see if scrambles in golf as well as he scrambles out of the pocket.

(l-r) Eagles Henery & Henry Chat with Fellow NFL Players 
Garrison Sanborn (Bills) and Free Agent Jon Stupar

Jaws Sighting

Closing Drive Celebrity-Am
presented by JPC Group 

Host Ron Jaworski Arrives 
at the Atlantic City Country Club

Greens of a Different Texture

Viking Cooking School
presented by Harrah's

Chef Amanda

While golfers try to stay dry, the women who took part in the Viking Cooking School are glad to be inside.  The hands on teaching kitchen features tips and tricks to make cooking not only easier, but fun.

If you're interested in taking a class, by yourself or with friends, you can get more information from Harrah's.

Bon App├ętit!

Keli Falco (center) Learning How to Slice & Dice

 Barbara Vannett & Linda McCarty


Dodging Rain Drops

Former Eagles Pro Bowl Lineman &
S. Jersey Congressman Jon Runyan

Voice of "Inside the NFL" Scott Graham

Downpour!

 Drenching Shower

Just minutes after the groups left the clubhouse the skies opened up and drenched the golfers.

Former Eagles great Mike Quick, who appeared to be running late, made a veteran decision. "I was here, I figured let everybody else get wet."

Eagles reporter Dave Spadaro wasn't as lucky as he took Harold Carmichael's spot on the course and is getting soaked.

ACCC Staff Run for Cover
(l-r) Domenic Raddi, Bill Masland & Peter Ansah

Atlantic City Country Club Historic Bell

Ready for the Rain

Kick-Off Celebrity-Am
presented by Harrah's
 
Joe Pisarcik (left) Says Good Morning to Bill McCay

Keith Piawka & Jim Dawson Check the Radar

NFL Free Agent Jon Stupar & His Group
(l-r) Bill Cummings, Don Zajick, Karen Zajick & Rob Sowers

Honoring Betty Gilbert, longtime RJCGC volunteer & friend

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Johnnie & Rocky

Johnnie Walker Lounge 
with Rocky Patel Cigars

Andy Lucarelli & Jon Runyan Enjoying the After Party

Sharefa Shepherd & Sylvana Acolia Trying 
Some Johnnie Walker Whisky

Harrah's Roof Top

Lou Tilley & Jaws

Thomas Giurastawte & John Oakes Get a Light
 from Mark Weissenberger of Rocky Patel

Payton Taylor (left) Performs

Pool Party Pix

An early look at some of the sites of the Pairings Party from The Pool at Harrah's.

John Lynch and Jaws Working the Mics

(l-r) Celebs Hugh Green, Mike Quick,
Harold Carmichael & Lem Burnham

Guests Using BidPal at the Silent Auction

Rich & Hy Goldberg of Safian & Rudolph 
Pose with Diamond Winner Mike Chalenski &Jaws

Harrah's Pool After Dark

Chewin' It Old School

Hospitality Suite -  presented by Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews

Beverly & Mike Gerber chat with 
host Bob Zender of Goldenberg's

Terri & Hy Goldberg Check Out the Goodies

Plenty of Peanut Chews for Everyone

Steve DeMitri (left) and Guests Watch 
Goldenberg's Commercial

Old School Jaws Enjoying Peanut Chews

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Final Countdown

We're less than 24 hours from the start of two days packed with fun and excitement.

Here's the schedule:

Sunday

Hospitality Suite, 12 pm - 6 pm
presented by Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews

As you arrive at Harrah's stop by for snacks, refreshments, and of course, Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews.

Pairings Party, 7 pm
presented by Ketel One

The Pool at Harrah's is the place to be for food, cocktails, and both live and silent auctions.  There is a Bikini Golf Challenge for the guys and a jewelry auction for the ladies.

One lucky person will take home a diamond from the Safian & Rudolph Diamond Bar as all guests have a chance to select the winning gem.

Bikini Chip Shot Preview

Johnnie Walker Lounge, 10 pm - 11 pm

Join us after the Pairings Party to relax with some of the world's most revered single-malt scotch and Rocky Patel cigars.  Country singer Payton Taylor will perform at the event.

Monday

Kick-Off Celebrity-Am, 7:30 am
presented by Harrah's

Before you head out on the Atlantic City Country Club, breakfast will be served in the clubhouse starting at 6 am. Lunch awards at ACCC follows golf, while the Nike Gifting Suite opens at 8 am

Viking Cooking School, 11 am
presented by Harrah's

This event is sold out, but those attending join professional chefs in a private class.  They'll learn professional techniques while preparing a meal.

 
 2011 Viking Cooking School

Closing Drive Celebrity-Am, 1 pm
presented by JPC Group

Prior to play, join us on the back patio for a BBQ lunch starting at 11 am. Dinner awards at ACCC immediately follows golf.  The Nike Gifting Suite closes at 6 pm.

Nike Golf Clinic, 2 pm
presented by Hyundai Equus

LPGA's Amanda Blumenherst offers tips for both avid and beginning golfers on the ACCC driving range.  Open to guests with golfer or VIP pass.

JYP Creates Good Fore-tune

Hunting Park &
United Way Healthy Kids Zone

While a pool party, cigars and golf are part of the RJCGC festivities, we pause to remember that all proceeds raised benefit the Jaws Youth Playbook (JYP).

The mission of the foundation is to improve the overall health and wellness of at-risk youth in the Greater Philadelphia Region. We do this by raising awareness and advocating for the access to safe play and healthy choices, and supporting programs providing positive youth health and wellness platforms.

In the last 10 years JYP has raised more than $3 million to benefit area youth and has participated in many events.

Last November, JYP joined GMC, United Way and Fairmount Park Conservancy to build a Healthy Kids Zone. Celebrities and volunteers helped build a playground to provide a place for children to play at Hunting Park in the North Philadelphia community.

And in January, Jaws and his friends pitched in on MLK Day of Service at Girard College. 

JYP, along with the help of Vice President Joe Biden and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, collected, sorted, and distributed sports and fitness equipment for kids.

 Vice President Biden, Mayor Nutter & Jaws on MLK Day

From all of us at the Ron Jaworski Celebrity Golf Tournament and the Jaws Youth Playbook, thank you for all the time, money and dedication everyone provides to such a worthy cause.

Thank you!

All Smiles on MLK Day

Photos Courtesy: GMC, United Way, City of Philadelphia & uwsepa.org