(September 4, 2013) – Marlow’s
Tavern, Sterling Spoon Culinary Management and Aqua blue Restaurant & Bar are hosting their 15th
Annual Marlow’s Tavern Golf Classic to benefit Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA) on Monday, September 23, and this
year’s tournament comes with an added honey pot: SOGA has named Marlow’s Tavern
a 2013 Platinum Partner of the charitable organization.
“We are honored to be considered a Platinum Partner; it is further motivation for us to make this year’s Golf Classic the most successful yet,” says John C. Metz, co-founder and executive chef of Aqua blue, Marlow’s Tavern and Sterling Spoon Culinary Management.
Over the past 14 years, this annual golf tournament and Marlow’s Tavern restaurant openings have raised close to $425,000 for athletes with intellectual disabilities in Georgia. In 2012 alone, Marlow’s Tavern raised over $52,000 for SOGA, earning them the distinction as a 2013 Statewide Platinum Partner. Marlow’s Tavern is one of only four companies with this partnership recognition.
“SOGA is extremely proud and appreciative of Marlow’s Tavern’s support and friendship,” says Susan Skolnick, director of development and major gifts for SOGA. “These funds support year-round sports training and athletic competition for our athletes, and based on the average cost for an athlete to attend a weekend-long State Games competition, Marlow’s Tavern has provided this life-changing experience to approximately 4,670 people.”
Statewide partners like Marlow’s Tavern support the overall goals and growth of SOGA in the areas of programming, outreach, awareness and advocacy. Partnership monies help cover expenses associated with sports training and athletic competitions, health screenings, public education and new athlete recruitment.
As a Platinum Partner of SOGA, Marlow’s Tavern employees have earned the privilege of being involved in all State Games, affording them valuable volunteer and team building opportunities. Marlow’s Tavern executives are now also invited to help with award presentations during State Games and attend other special SOGA events to further assist the organization.
This year’s Golf Classic will take place at the Country Club of Roswell, followed by an after party with an awards dinner and an incredible silent auction at Aqua blue. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and those interested in signing up for the tournament, attending the after party or making a donation can contact Susan Skolnick at 770-414-9390 x111 or Susan.Skolnick@specialolympicsga.org. The Country Club of Roswell is located at 2500 Club Springs Drive in Roswell. Aqua blue is located at 1564 Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell.
About Aqua blue Restaurant & Bar
For over a decade, Aqua blue has brought chef-driven, global cuisine to Atlanta’s northern suburbs. The menu boasts the freshest, seasonal ingredients from around the world served in an elegant and exciting atmosphere giving diners more than just a meal but an unforgettable dining experience. Aqua blue is located in Roswell at 1564 Holcomb Bridge Road. The restaurant serves lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and dinner daily from 4 to 10 p.m. For more information about Aqua blue, call
770-643-8886 or visit aquablueatl.com.
About Marlow’s Tavern
Marlow’s Tavern was established in November of 2004 with the opening of its first location in Alpharetta, Ga. and has continued to grow over the years, adding several Atlanta-area restaurants and two locations in Orlando, Fla. In 2013, Nation’s Restaurant News named Marlow’s Tavern one of its “NRN 50 Breakout Brands” for the year. The neighborhood restaurant concept is open for lunch and dinner daily, offering guests classic American tavern fare with an upscale twist. Marlow’s Tavern at Emory Point is located at 1627 Clifton Road; 404-343-3283. Marlow’s Tavern in Dunwoody is located at 1317 Dunwoody Village Parkway; 770-559-7528. Marlow’s Tavern in Cumming is located at 410 Peachtree Parkway; 770-886-3666. Marlow’s Tavern in East Cobb is located at 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 208; 770-977-7747. Marlow’s Tavern in Duluth is located at 1950 Satellite Boulevard; 770-622-2033. Marlow's Tavern in Vinings is located at 2355 Cumberland Parkway, Ste.10; 770-432-2526. Marlow's Tavern in Alpharetta is located at 3719 Old Alabama Road, Bldg. 200, Suite H-I; 770-475-1800. Marlow’s Tavern in Midtown is located at 950 West Peachtree Street; 404-815-0323. Marlow’s Tavern in Kennesaw is located at 745 Chastain Road NW, Suite 1160; 770-425-8777. Marlow’s Tavern in Tucker is located at 4156 LaVista Road; 678-987-1197. Marlow’s Tavern in Orlando is located at 9101 International Drive in Pointe Orlando; 407-351-3627. Marlow’s Tavern in Winter Park is located at 1008 S. Orlando Avenue; 407-960-3670. For more information, visit marlowstavern.com.
About Sterling Spoon Culinary Management
Sterling Spoon Culinary Management combines talented chefs, dedicated employees and outstanding culinary and financial management to provide corporate café and on-site contract management clients extraordinary food and hospitality with an innovative retail restaurant approach. Founded by culinary-trained chefs, Sterling Spoon focuses on fresh, delicious offerings with a contemporary twist. The company’s goal is two-fold: to exceed clients’ objectives at all times and to offer their employees a high-quality, affordable breakfast and lunch experience to their employees and visitors daily at their place of business. For more information, visit sterlingspoon.com.
About Special Olympics Georgia
Special Olympics Georgia provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in 25 Olympic-type sports for 25,878 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. The goal is to help bring people with intellectual disabilities into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected, and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens. For more information visit SpecialOlympicsGA.org.