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Tap Into A New Talent Pool With The Arc

Job-A-Palooza!                                                            candidate may be asked to stock inventory for a store or      The Arc of Palm Beach County. “We have young people
                                                                          detail a vehicle for a car wash. Each applicant will choose   who are eager to learn, and excited about earning an income.
Calling Local Businesses                                                  at least five businesses and have a peer mentor to help them  This event is a fun way for applicants and employers to get
	 The Arc of Palm Beach County wants to partner with local                complete their job tasks.                                     acquainted.”
businesses and organizations to help build bright futures for             	 “We are looking for businesses to partner with us to help   	 Job-A-Palooza is just one approach The Arc of Palm
young people with disabilities. Job-A-Palooza is a fast-paced             promote acceptance in the workplace, while building future    Beach County uses to help people with developmental
job training event that gives candidates the opportunity to               careers,” said Kimberly McCarten, CEO and president of        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                                                                                   arcpbc.org or call (561) 842-3213.
community.                                                                                                                              About The Arc Of Palm Beach County
	 The event, which is funded through Vocational                                                                                         	 The Arc of Palm Beach County has been improving the
Rehabilitation (VR), gives students ages 14 to 21 early job                                                                             lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities,
training. Each company will choose a task for applicants                                                                                and their families, through services, education, and advocacy
to complete, then judge them on the quality or speed of                                                                                 since 1958. The Arc supports programs throughout Palm
their performance, depending on the task. For example, a                                                                                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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