Youth hockey fundraiser considers new site for future events after 2018, in part, because of Trump

Trump National Golf Course in Camden County has played host to the Flyers Celebrity Golf Invitational for the last seven years.

David Madden
June 30, 2018 - 10:00 pm
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PHILADELPHIA, PA (KYW Newsradio) -- A fundraiser in mid-September involving the Philadelphia Flyers and a charity close to the club's heart could be relocated next year, away from a golf club owned by President Trump. 
    
Trump National Golf Club in Pine Hill, Camden County has played host to the Flyers Celebrity Golf Invitational for the last seven years, and will again on September 11th. But when word got out this week that the beneficiary of the event, the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, was thinking about moving it, there was media speculation that politics might be at play.
     
Foundation CEO Scott Tharp, in a printed statement, acknowledges the "passions that have been stirred by recent events" but says changing things now "would not best support our mission of serving the more than 3 thousand under-resourced children, youth and families that we reach today."     

Besides, the golf club has been very supportive of their efforts, waiving all greens fees and charging the foundation only for food and beverage costs.
    
That said, Tharp admits they'll consider a relocation in 2019 because  they are "always mindful of the desire to provide our supporters with fresh, engaging experiences."