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      Tap Into A New Talent Pool With The Arc




      Job-A-Palooza!                                                                                       The Arc of Palm Beach County. “We have young people

                                                                                                           who are eager to learn, and excited about earning an income.
      Calling Local Businesses                                                                             This event is a fun way for applicants and employers to get
        The Arc of Palm Beach County wants to partner with local                                           acquainted.”
      businesses and organizations to help build bright futures for                                          Job-A-Palooza is just one approach The Arc of Palm
      young people with disabilities. Job-A-Palooza is a fast-paced                                        Beach County uses to help people with developmental
      job training event that gives candidates the opportunity to                                          disabilities enter the workforce. The Employment Services
      learn about possible careers, and employers the chance to                                            Program offers job seekers guidance throughout the year,
      explore an untapped pool of applicants.                                                              and ongoing support for those who are hired. Employment
        Job-A-Palooza is Thursday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3                                               specialists partner with businesses to discover and help create
      p.m. at the Palm Beach Gardens campus of Palm Beach State                                            career opportunities.
      College: 3160 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The                                                  To  get  involved  with  Job-A-Palooza,  or  any  of  the
      Arc is looking for companies to join Publix, Pratt Whitney,                                          programs at The Arc of Palm Beach County, please visit
      Otis Elevator, and The Gardens Mall in supporting our   candidate may be asked to stock inventory for a store or   arcpbc.org or call (561) 842-3213.
      community.                                         detail a vehicle for a car wash. Each applicant will choose   About The Arc Of Palm Beach County
        The event, which is funded through  Vocational   at least five businesses and have a peer mentor to help them     The Arc of Palm Beach County has been improving the
      Rehabilitation (VR), gives students ages 14 to 21 early job   complete their job tasks.              lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities,
      training. Each company will choose a task for applicants     “We are looking for businesses to partner with us to help   and their families, through services, education, and advocacy
      to complete, then judge them on the quality or speed of   promote acceptance in the workplace, while building future   since 1958. The Arc supports programs throughout Palm
      their performance, depending on the task. For example, a   careers,” said Kimberly McCarten, CEO and president of   Beach County that reach more than 2,800 families each year.


      Honda Classic Shatters Records from page 1           When The Honda Classic moved to PGA National    United Technologies, and more than 200 other community-
                                                         Resort & Spa in 2007, it awarded $505,000 to charity. By   minded local sponsors. Player, corporate and spectator
        Propelled by the return of Tiger Woods, which fueled   2010, it had eclipsed the $1 million mark ($1,018,000)   support has led to increased ticket sales, parking revenues,
      an  unprecedented  turnout and  the drama  of  a  Sunday   and it broke through the $2 million barrier in 2013 with   concessions and sponsorships. The Honda Classic has also
      playoff won by new World No. 1 Justin Thomas, the   $2.114 million in contributions. It surpassed the $3 million   benefited the past three years from marquee champions
      2018 Honda Classic also set a new attendance record this   barrier in 2016 and now has broken through the $4 million   Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas, who has
      year with 224,642 confirmed spectators. The attendance   threshold.                                  risen to World No. 1 since his victory in the 2018 Honda
      rise led to across the board increases in concessions     The growth is a testament to American Honda’s 37   Classic.
      and merchandise revenue and coincided with increased   years as the longest-standing title sponsor on the PGA     The 2019 Honda Classic will be played February 25 to
      sponsorship participation.                         TOUR as well as partnerships with PGA National Resort   March 3, 2019 with Thomas defending his title.
        The $4.55 million being awarded to charity this year   & Spa, PGA of America, Palm Beach County, the City of
      includes a third consecutive individual grant of $1 million   Palm Beach Gardens and the PGA TOUR along with the
      to the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.   support from Founders Club sponsors Tire Kingdom and
        The Honda Classic has given close to $40 million to
      South Florida children’s charities since its inception 37
      years ago including almost $25 million in the 12 years
      since Children’s Healthcare Charity Inc. took over the
      event and moved it to PGA National Resort & Spa.
        Some of the initiatives evolving from The Honda
      Classic’s charity disbursements this  year  range  from
      helping  preschool children  involved with  Literacy
      Coalition and Grandma’s Place enter kindergarten with
      essential school readiness skills, to creating opportunities
      for children fighting cancer to meet other young cancer
      warriors which creates a sense of community through
      POST, to supporting a safe place for kids to come together
      free of bullying and stress and share through song as
      members of Young Singers of the Palm Beaches.
        The Honda Classic has teamed with young Tommy
      Morrissey’s UnLIMBited Foundation to provide financial
      assistance to children who need limb-correction surgery,
      has helped introduce golf to youth through the First Tee
      of the Palm Beaches and has helped fund the summer
      program attendance of kids and the expansion of
      Loggerhead Marinelife Center, a world-renowned sea
      turtle research, rehabilitation, education and conservation
      center where youngsters learn about turtle recovery.
        Several charities are receiving proceeds from the
      American Honda Birdies for Children program, where fans
      donate for the chance to guess the number of birdies in
      the tournament. Fifteen finalists participated in a drawing
      on June 14 for a 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback with Sport
      Touring trim. They each correctly guessed the total of
      1,090 birdies recorded at the 2018 Honda Classic.

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