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Clark CARES Celebrates Military Community at Veteran’s Day Charity Golf Tournament

Annual Two-Day Event in San Diego Raises $270,000 for Military Nonprofits and Other Local Charities
November 18, 2011

SAN DIEGO — Last week, Clark Builders Group, Clark Realty Capital, and Clark Construction hosted the seventh annual Clark CARES charity golf tournament at Maderas Golf Club. The two-day event welcomed 240 golfers and raised nearly $270,000 to benefit several charitable organizations that proudly serve the San Diego community. Among these groups was repeat beneficiary Chelsea's Light Foundation, which provides scholarships for local college-bound students who mirror the academic accomplishments and service-over-self ethic of late local teenager Chelsea King.

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Clark CARES Celebrates Military Community at Veteran’s Day Charity Golf Tournament

"The Clark CARES team has so much warmth and absolutely radiates a sense of commitment and passion in support of our community and some of the non-profits working within it" said Robin Liszewski, executive director of Chelsea's Light Foundation. "We were honored to be among such deserving recipients."

Also supporting the local youth is Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of San Diego County and its unique program called Operation Bigs, which provides mentors to children of active military parents who are deployable.

"I just want to echo my gratitude for the great two day event Clark CARES did that benefited BBBS and our military mentoring programs. Everyone was so hospitable and the professionalism of the event was impressive," said Paul Palmer, president and CEO of BBBS of San Diego County. "The contribution will serve over 21 Marine and Navy children for an entire year."

In celebration of Veteran's Day, Clark CARES also presented donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, which offers a wide variety of programs to injured service members, and the United Warrior Survivor Foundation (UWSF), which dedicates its services exclusively to surviving spouses of Special Operations personnel killed in the line of duty.

Clark CARES selected UWSF in particular as a beneficiary in light of the recent helicopter crash in Afghanistan that took the lives of 31 US troops, most of them Navy SEALS. Clark staff and sponsors alike were honored to have several members of special operations forces in attendance at this year's event.

"I just wanted to say thank you for having me, especially after losing one of my best friends just three months ago and knowing that the majority of Americans have no clue," said one Navy SEAL. "It's unbelievably comforting to see people that realize that their freedom isn't free and that make the efforts to support the people that make their freedom possible."

Through the tremendous support of industry partners, Clark CARES has raised over $1.8 million and contributed to nearly 40 charitable organizations in just San Diego alone. Proceeds from this year's event were made possible by more than 70 corporate sponsors, many of whom return year after year despite recent economic challenges.

On both evenings of the event, the tournament included a dinner and awards reception at the Del Lago Ballroom of Maderas Golf Club. Reception highlights included a raffle, the announcement of tournament winners, and a formal donation presentation to the charitable recipients.


About The Clark CARES Foundation

The Clark CARES Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity committed to improving local, national, and global communities through its charitable contributions program. The Clark CARES Foundation provides grants to deserving organizations in an effort to promote five main pillars of support: Community — Bringing individuals together to build a stronger society; Advocacy — Raising awareness as inspiration for action; Responsibility — Fostering a culture of accountability; Education — Empowering others to improve the world around them; and Service — Committing resources to set values into motion. For more information, please visit www.clarkcares.org.

About Clark Builders Group

As the second largest multifamily builder in the nation, Clark Builders Group (CBG) is one of the nation's premier builders of luxury apartments, military family housing, and mixed-use communities. CBG has constructed more than 50,000 homes since its founding in 1992 and boasts an extensive portfolio of nationally acclaimed, award-winning communities on both coasts. CBG is an affiliate of the Clark Construction Group, one of the nation's oldest and largest private general contractors. For more information, visit www.clarkbuildersgroup.com

About Clark Realty Capital

Clark Realty Capital (CRC) is a fully integrated national real estate company offering a broad base of services including capital markets, development, construction, property management, and investment management. The Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines are leveraging the ingenuity and assured performance of CRC at 12 military installations throughout the United States. Upon completion of current military projects, CRC will have built or renovated over 34,000 homes with a development value in excess of $4.9 billion. For more information, visit www.clarkrealty.com.

About Clark Construction

Since its founding in 1906, Clark Construction Group has developed a reputation as one of the nation's most experienced and respected general contractors. With annual revenue in excess of $4 billion, Clark is consistently ranked among the country's largest construction companies. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Clark has regional offices that are strategically located to serve the needs of clients throughout the United States. Clark's projects have been successfully completed for both public and private clients under a variety of delivery methods, including general contracting, construction management, and design-build. For more information, visit www.clarkconstruction.com.