School hopes event success is par for course

The Glen Mills Schools, the oldest existing school for troubled youth in the country, is welcoming corporate contributors, hole sponsors, auction prizes, and golfers to its 14th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on June 6.

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The 14th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will benefit students at Glen Mills Schools who want to pursue higher education.

The Golf Course at Glen Mills, a top-ranked public golf course in Thornbury Township, is maintained by the school’s students as part of its successful rehabilitation and training program.

“The student scholarship golf outing is our biggest organizational fundraiser,” said Paul Stuhlmiller, the Glen Mills golf course general manager. “It is our goal to cover the cost of college and trade school expenses for Glen Mills students who want to further their education.

”The day begins with a 7:45 a.m. check-in and a grand breakfast buffet. The tournament starts at 9:30 a.m. An awards ceremony, auction, and VIP dinner immediately follow the tournament with author, motivational speaker and life choice coach Ronald L. James as keynote speaker. Each tournament participant is eligible to win the tournament’s grand prize: a one-year golf membership at the Golf Course at Glen Mills.

A golfer swings at the first hole at the Golf Course at Glen Mills.

A golfer swings at the first hole, a par-4, at the Golf Course at Glen Mills.

The Glen Mills Schools, which dates back to 1826, originally incorporated as the Philadelphia House of Refuge, the third school of its type in the country, following the New York House of Refuge in 1824 and the Boston House of Refuge in 1825. In 1892, the school relocated to its current campus in Delaware County, on nearly eight hundred acres, and in 1911 changed its name to the Glen Mills Schools, according to the school website.

Today, the Glen Mills Schools continues its 189-year tradition of providing services to troubled youth. Since 1981, more than 1,000 Glen Mills students have benefited from the school’s Student Scholarship Fund, the beneficiary of the golf tournament.

The scholarships provide financial support for exceptional graduates pursuing higher education by contributing to college tuition, room and board and book expenses. The school maintains an impressive roster of scholarship success stories, such as Lance Bachmann, founder, president, and CEO of 1SEO, one of the country’s top search engine optimization companies, the website said.

To participate in the tournament, to donate an auction, prize or to become a sponsor, contact Dan Shupard at dshupard@glenmillsschools.org or Stuhlmiller at 610-­558-­2142 or proshop@glenmillsgolf.com. For more information on the Glen Mills Schools, visit www.glenmillsschool.org.

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About Lora B. Englehart

Lora has a passion for art, gardening, yoga, music and dancing. She continues to research the life of locally born abolitionist and 1998 National Women's Hall of Fame inductee Mary Ann Shadd Cary. She is a dedicated community volunteer, working with the American Association of University Women, Wilmington, DE branch (programs chair), Chadds Ford Historical Society (former board member) and Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art. Lora lives in Birmingham Township with her husband Bill and son Brad. Daughter Erika lives in Pittsburgh with husband Bob and baby Wilhelmina. She is a former French, Spanish and ESL teacher, bilingual life insurance underwriter and public relations coordinator for Delaware Art Museum and Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art.

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