Polara Golf will be sponsoring The Ken Singleton Celebrity Golf Classic scheduled to be held June 23rd – 25th in Baltimore, Maryland. The Golf Classic, hosted by Hall of Fame Center Fielder for the Baltimore Orioles, Ken Singleton, raises money each year for the Cool Kids Campaign.
“It’s just something that is near and dear to my heart. Both my parents died from Cancer. I just felt that you had to get involved in the community and that’s the way I chose to do it, and hopefully we are helping a lot of people.” – Ken Singleton
The foundation formally began in 2004 in loving memory of two parents. Rob Belanger’s dad, Mark, was a shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles for 18 years. Chris Federico’s mom, Susannah, had raised 7 kids. After Mark succumbed to lung cancer in 1998 at age 52 and Chris’s mom died of leukemia in 1995 at age 66, the two friends formed the Belanger-Federico Foundation. In their “spare time” they created an annual Celebrity Golf Tournament with many of Mark’s former teammates and gave all the proceeds to lung cancer research.
After two very successful fundraising years, Rob and Chris were looking to shift the focus of the foundation away from research and onto something more tangible. Little did they know how good their timing would prove to be.
In 2006, Sharon Perfetti had just finished serving as the general coordinator on the Annie’s Playground project in Fallston, MD, and was looking for a way to stay involved with a not-for-profit organization that worked with children. Around the same time Kimmie Meissner, the 2006 World and 2007 National Champion Figure Skater, had lost two close friends to cancer and was looking for a children’s charity to support.
As things tend to happen, Chris and Rob met Sharon and Kimmie through mutual friends, and the idea of the Cool Kids Campaign was born. While deciding on the name of the new foundation, the four co-founders kept in mind that kids are kids, healthy or sick, and that every kid wants to feel “cool” even when they don’t feel well.
Today, as Cool Kids Campaign decides how to best designate dollars to help the kids, their decisions are based on whether the campaign’s actions will directly affect the children and their families. We aim to distract them – at least for a while – while they are fighting for their lives.
For more information on Cool Kids Campaign visit www.coolkidscampaign.org
Polara Golf selects charity golf outings throughout the country to participate with and donates self-correcting golf balls to help golfers of all skill levels hit more fairways, speed up play and make the day a more enjoyable experience. In the Polara Straight Drive Challenge, flags are placed out in the fairway at 160 yards, similar to field goal posts in football, and contestants are given the opportunity to win FREE sleeves of Polara golf balls for hitting their drives through the uprights.
Polara Self-Correcting golf balls are perfect for scramble events and charity outings. They straighten out hooks and slices up to 75% and allow the recreational golfers who attend these events the chance to just have fun on the course and focus on the real reason they are there….to raise money for a great cause.
About Polara Golf
Over 85% of golfers struggle with a severe hook or slice and are looking for a “quick fix” for their game. Polara Golf has the answer, and it’s not magic, it’s physics. The unique dimple design of the Polara Self-Correcting golf ball transforms hooks and slices into longer, straighter shots…GUARANTEED!
Polara Golf uses the best available technology to create demonstrably better products that are limited only by the Laws of Physics. All of the Polara golf balls are designed for use by recreational golfers who want to take advantage of technology improvements designed to help them enjoy the game more.
For more information about Polara Golf, visit www.polaragolf.com or call 866-556-3100.