Press Release

Halloween Costume Party
Open to the Public, Event Will Benefit the Community Food & Outreach Center, MDA’s Augie’s Quest, ClubCorp’s Employee Partner Care Foundation.

ORLANDO, FL, — The public is invited to to attend the Citrus Club of Orlando's Halloween Costume Party for Charity, which will be held on Friday, October 26, from 7pm to 11pm as part of its annual Club Corp Charity Classic. Proceeds benefit the Orlando-based Community Food and Outreach Center, MDA and Employee Partner Care Foundation.

The Halloween-themed party’s signature attraction is the Matrix Residential Costume Contest, where the person wearing the best costume will win $1,000, which has been donated by Matrix Residential, an Atlanta-based property management company with properties in Central Florida. The 2nd place costume earns $500, which has been donated by the Orlando-based Tesseract Asset Management. “It’s important to our corporate culture that we give back to the communities in which we do business, and our three Orlando communities – Steelhouse, Park 9, and The Glenn – are all thrilled to be part of this event,” said Patrick T. Burke, regional manager with Matrix Residential.

This event will have exciting themed food stations and attendees can also experience private magic shows and seances and great DJ Music and dancing. Guests will also be able to win prizes through silent auctions. This event is open to the public; you do not have to be a Citrus Club member to attend. Tickets are $45 and include one drink ticket (for selected wine). There will be a cash bar available all evening. 

For more information and to register, visit and click on “Find an Event.” 

“We are thrilled to be able to open our club to the community during this exciting event,” said Steve Alden, general manager at Citrus Club. “It is an honor to be a part of this ClubCorp tradition, which benefits our local community, makes a positive impact on the lives of so many, and so strongly reflects Citrus Club’s commitment of Building Relationships and Enriching Lives.”

Since its inception in 2007, ClubCorp’s Charity Classic has raised nearly $8 million benefiting charities including MDA’s Augie’s Quest, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Make-A-Wish Foundation and the ClubCorp Employee Partners Care Foundation.

This year, more than 125 golf and country clubs and business and sports clubs around the country will again open their courses and dining rooms to an estimated 16,000 members, guests and patrons for tournaments, dining events, auctions and social extravaganzas throughout the country.

“The Orlando area community is truly blessed that the Citrus Club is participating in the 2012 ClubCorp Charity Classic,” said Gerald C. Weinberg, MDA President and CEO. “The ClubCorp Charity Classic plays a vital role in speeding MDA research seeking treatments and a cure for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. It also helps MDA provide much needed medical and health care services to local families affected by ALS.” 

The 2012 ClubCorp Charity Classic will benefit the following deserving nonprofits:

  • MDA’s Augie’s Quest, is an aggressive, cure-driven effort singularly focused on treatments and cures for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease). 
  • ClubCorp’s Employee Partners Care Foundation (E.P.C.F.), a fund created to help ClubCorp’s employees and their families by providing financial assistance in times of crisis.
  • Community Food & Outreach Center, helps good people who are not looking for a hand out, but just need a hand-up to help them rebuild their lives. Their mission is to help families break free from poverty by offering hunger relief, crisis care, transformative education, and employment training opportunities. 

About Pollack Shores
Pollack Shores Real Estate Group creates value by acquiring, developing, managing and investing in multifamily communities across the Southeast. The partnership also raises and manages funds for direct investment in real estate. Founded in 2006, the privately-owned firm’s team of experienced individuals has grown a portfolio worth roughly $1 billion. Pollack Shores has offices in Atlanta, Tampa, South Florida and Charlotte.


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