Amy Visits Israel for the First Annual SHALVA Golf Tournament

HALL OF FAME golfer Amy Alcott tees off at the SHALVA Golf Tournament this week in Caesarea. (photo credit:YOSSI KLAR)It is quite difficult to say no to a request from SHALVA , the Association for Mentally and Physically Challenged Children in Israel.

Which is how World Golf Hall of Famer Amy Alcott found herself in the Holy Land this week for the first annual SHALVA Golf Tournament, held on Monday at the Caesarea Golf Club.

“A close friend of mine in the US – Jewish sports agent Arn Tellem – was involved in sponsoring the tournament, and when he reached out to me to come to Israel and be the honorary chairperson, I was thrilled to help bring attention to SHALVA internationally about the wonderful work they are doing,” said Alcott to The Jerusalem Post from SHALVA ’s impressive headquarters in Har Nof.

(The new SHALVA National Children’s Center will open its doors in August 2015 in the heart of Jerusalem.) Monday’s tournament and awards luncheon in Caesarea featured more than 100 participants and raised vital funds needed to support SHALVA ’s programs, which provide quality care for over 500 children with special needs, empowering their families, and promoting social tolerance.

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Amy Featured in Desert Golf & Tennis

Desert Golf & TennisAmy has once again been featured in an article enthusiastically covering her involvement in designing the golf course for the 2016 Olympics. Desert Golf & Tennis discusses all the weirdness, delays and political and legal maneuvering involved in the process, as well as all of the key stages where Amy’s experience and insight helped to bring the project to reality.

Read the article in its entirety on the Desert Golf & Tennis site.

The Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro Is Complete!

The Gil Hanse-designed golf course in Rio de Janeiro

Golfweek featured the update on the olympic golf course design in Rio de Janeiro which Amy has been involved in for more than a year. The article provides details of the layout, construction and future hopes for this historic golf course design.

Amy also spoke on a panel introducing the course to the press along with the co-designer of the course, Gil Hanse. Also appearing on the panel were: Ty Votaw and Peter Dawson of IGF, Suzanne Petersen of the LPGA, and Graeme McDowell of the PGA tour.

Read the wonderful article in its entirety on Golfweek.

Amy to Host Project Sunshine Golf Fundraiser

Project Sunshine LogoI am looking forward to hosting the golf fundraiser for Project Sunshine Sept. 22nd at century golf club in NY. It appears the event is close to a sell out thanks to a great cast of corporate sponsors.

Project Sunshine empowers a dynamic and dedicated corps of over 15,000 volunteers to bring programming – recreational (arts), educational (tutoring and mentoring) and social service (HIV and nutritional counseling) – to 100,000 children facing medical challenges and their families in 175 cities across the United States and in four international locations: Canada, China, Israel and Kenya.
You can also follow Project Sunshine on Facebook.