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Clark CARES Sponsors Monterey Charity Golf Tournament

Event Raises $110,000 for Local Schools
November 2, 2009

MONTEREY, Ca. — Last Friday, Clark Realty Capital, Clark Builders Group, and Pinnacle hosted the Clark CARES Halloween on the Green charity golf tournament at Laguna Seca Golf Ranch in Monterey. The day-long event attracted 88 golfers and over 100 corporate sponsors to raise a total of $110,000.

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Clark CARES Sponsors Monterey Charity Golf Tournament

Clark CARES, a public charity that promotes volunteerism and provides grants to deserving non-profit organizations, presented the tournament proceeds to Marshall Elementary School, La Mesa Elementary School, and Roger S. Fitch Middle School. These three local public schools are attended by children of Monterey area service members.

"Thank you to the Clark CARES Foundation for doing this for our community," said Robert Morgan, principal of Marshall Elementary School. "Marshall is a K-5 school in Seaside with a total enrollment of 629 students. The needs of a school our size are many, and we will put this money to very good use. We will use your generous donation to upgrade technology available to our students as well as make physical improvements to our site. The students, families, and staff appreciate all your hard work!"

Joan Nugent, principal of Roger S. Fitch Middle School, explained that "two thirds of Fitch's student population qualify for free or reduced lunches, and many do not have access to computers or educational software at home. Therefore, we will use these donated funds to build a computer lab at the school, purchase hardware, software, and related services. Thank you!"

In combination with a previous Monterey charity golf tournament held in 2005, Clark CARES has contributed over $200,000 to the local community. Recipients from the past tournament included Marshall Elementary School, La Mesa Elementary School, Roger S. Fitch Middle School, Boy Scout Troop #135, the Seaside High School JROTC, and the Presidio of Monterey Youth Sports.

"We are extremely appreciative for the continued generosity of our tournament benefactors during a time when many companies are cutting back," said Tom Livelli, development executive at Clark Realty Capital. "Our Service Members and the children of the Monterey Bay military community will directly benefit from this generous support."

After the tournament, players attended a Halloween-themed reception held in the Laguna Seca Golf Ranch. The reception, attended by more than 100 players, spouses, and friends, included a buffet dinner, a silent auction and raffle, comments from the principals of all three beneficiary schools, announcement of the tournament winners, and the official donation presentation to the schools.

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About The Clark CARES Foundation

The Clark CARES Foundation is a recently formed Internal Revenue Code Section 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 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.clarkrealtycapital.com.

About Clark Builders Group

As the fourth 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.