Karen and Rick Shea organized and hosted a Teaching Pro-Am Golf Tournament on September 20, 2011 at Roxiticus Golf Club in Mendham, New Jersey to benefit Research Down Syndrome. “A Day of Learning” was a unique event with a clinic led by PGA Tour coach Mike Bender, who Golf Digest calls “One of America’s Top 10 Greatest Teachers”. Participants in the event included Brad Hennefer, a young man with Down syndrome who started the Golf for Life Foundation. 24 Teaching Pros from around the country were included in each foursome. The teaching pros included PGA National Teachers of the Year, as well as LPGA National Teachers of the Year. The round of golf was followed by dinner, prizes and fun.
RDS thanks special guests Mike Bender and Brad Hennefer, as well as Lorin and Cheryl Anderson, and all the teaching professionals. Their participation made this a truly memorable day. RDS also thanks all of the sponsors, donors, and golfers who contributed to the success of this event. We are particularly thankful to Karen and Rick Shea. We are deeply moved by their devotion to this cause. Their support of Research Down Syndrome has been invaluable.