NEW MILFORD, CT. August 14, 2011 – YardApes, Inc. will host the Quad-Am Golf Classic on Monday, October 3, 2011 at Bulls Bridge Golf Course in South Kent, CT.

Proceeds from the tournament benefit The YardApes Charity Fund; since its inception, the fund has raised $35,000 for local nonprofits. Literacy Volunteers on the Green (LVG) will receive all proceeds from this year’s Golf Classic.

“The literacy rates in Litchfield County are surprising. We can do better. Literacy affects every facet of life. It’s something we all take for granted. Those who struggle with basic literacy face obvious disadvantages in terms of employment, interaction with their children, and their children’s teachers, for example, ” said Shayne Newman, founder of YardApes, Inc., in a statement. “I have to believe the challenges of our community’s minority changes the community as a whole.”

LVG is “dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals through English language instruction, basic reading skills and an introduction to the fullness of American life. This is accomplished under the direction of tutors who are trained and supported by the organization. All instructional services are provided free of charge,” according to the volunteer nonprofit’s mission statement.

Participation in this year’s tournament, whether through donation for raffle prizes, silent and live auction, or sponsorship is critical its success.   “We hope to hear from previous sponsors—friends of the tournament—and look forward to welcoming new donors and sponsors as well,” said Mr. Newman.

Player registration deadline is September 16, 2011.  Space is limited to 120 players.  A tour of the course, online player registration, as well as fields for sponsorship and donation are available through YardApes’ tournament link:  https://yardapes.org/2011-golf-classic/.

The tournament schedule is as follows:  11am registration and lunch; 12pm tee time; 5:30pm dinner and awards ceremony at Bulls Bridge Inn.

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