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Clark CARES Sponsors Second Annual Southeast Golf Tournament

Local Event Raises $82,000 to Benefit Military Families
September 17, 2009

MIDLAND, Ga. — On September 11, Clark Realty Capital and Clark Builders Group hosted the second annual Southeast Clark CARES Open. The golf tournament, which welcomed a record 100 golfers this year, benefits the Clark CARES Foundation, a public charity that promotes volunteerism and provides direct aid to deserving non-profit organizations. Participation in the tournament increased this year, with more than 40 corporate sponsors donating a total of $82,000 to the foundation.

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Clark CARES Sponsors Second Annual Southeast Golf Tournament

"This year's tournament brought together many local companies in the construction industry," said Shane McCullough, operations manager of Trussway, the 2009 Southeast Tournament Title Sponsor. "We all have an interest in supporting the military community, and appreciate Clark CARES efforts to organize such a beneficial and enjoyable event."

In a departure from last year, proceeds of the 2009 Southeast Clark CARES Open will fund a Clark CARES-sponsored volunteer construction project. This project, which is currently in the planning phase, will serve as an amenity to benefit the local community. Specific plans for the project will be unveiled once details are finalized.

"We are very appreciative for the outpouring of support for this event," said Phil Cowley, development executive at Clark Realty Capital. "In a time when many companies are cutting back, our generous sponsors have allowed us to continue to make a positive impact in the community."

The Clark CARES Open is held in four locations across the United States; collectively, the events have raised more than $830,000 for charitable causes since their establishment four years ago. After this year's tournament, players and sponsors enjoyed a lunch reception and raffle drawing held in the Bull Creek Golf Course Pavilion.

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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 - Uniting individuals 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.