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2nd NEPA Invitational

CC of Scranton to host Oct. 14-16

The 2nd NEPA Invitational, hosted by former GAP standout and current PGA TOUR member Brandon Matthews, will take place Oct. 14-16 at Country Club of Scranton in Clarks Summit, Pa.

The charity event is a pro-am tournament. Matthews, a Pittston Area High School graduate, established the NEPA Invitational Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation to raise money for charitable endeavors.

“The Scranton Area Community Foundation is proud to work with Brandon Matthews through the NEPA Invitational Fund,” Laura Ducceschi, President and CEO of the Scranton Area Community Foundation, said in a release. “We are grateful Brandon chose to partner with the Scranton Area Community Foundation to help to carry out his charitable goals. His desire to give back will truly make a difference right here in our communities.”

The inaugural NEPA Invitational raised more than $50,000.

“We are incredibly proud to be hosting the NEPA Invitational for the second year that brings incredible talent to the area to compete in this event as we continue the longstanding tradition for many years to come,” Matthews said in a release.

The 2nd NEPA Invitational will kick off with a “Dinner with the Pros” event on Oct. 14 at the Country Club of Scranton. Tickets are $300 per person and can be purchased online. Dinner, live entertainment, and a live auction are included.

Proceeds from the NEPA Invitational will support Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital through the Scranton Area Community Foundation.

“Geisinger Pediatrics is deeply committed to providing exemplary health care for children and delivering that care with authentic kindness. We promise to keep the child at the center of everything we do, and that applies to the tens of thousands of patients we care for each year across Northeast Pennsylvania. We rely on community partners to help us respond to the evolving needs of families across the region, and we’re grateful to Brandon Matthews and all the leadership and supporters of the NEPA Invitational,” Frank Maffei, MD, Geisinger Chair of Pediatrics, said in a release. “This support helps Geisinger Pediatrics and the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital to deliver family-centered pediatric care that is driven by best practice, innovation and compassion.”

Tickets to the NEPA Invitational are available at www.nepainvitational.com. Sponsorships and donations are welcome. Spectators are welcome. Admission is free on Oct. 15 and 16.

The Scranton Area Community Foundation administers the NEPA Invitational Fund. To date, the NEPA Invitational Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation has provided more than $45,000 to support a variety of charities including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA, Meals on Wheels of NEPA, Inc., Outreach, and United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties. Additionally, the NEPA Invitational Fund also provides a local scholarship to support a Junior golfer who exemplifies character that the late William Lawler taught Junior golfers in the area throughout his entire life.

GAP
Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The Association’s 330 Member Clubs and 90,000 individual members are spread across Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.