Donald Trump can be abrasive in his owrds on Twitter, yes. But, there is no doubt that he his a very giving man. In the past, we have seen him donate his plane to fly sick children, been applaud by the black community, very giving to veterans and the list goes on.
The Philadelphia Flyers held their charity gold event there for years free of charge (except food and beverage) and have “collectively” decided to go elsewhere.
The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation will move its annual golf tournament fundraiser away from Trump National Philadelphia after this year’s event, the organization said Monday.
In response to an inquiry by a Washington Post reporter, the foundation explained that cancelling or moving the event — set to be held Sept. 11 at the course in Pine Hill, N.J. — would “not best support our mission.” After honoring the final year of a multi-year contract, they plan to search for a different venue for 2019.
The Philadelphia Flyers Celebrity Golf Invitational isn’t organized or run by the team, but the Flyers provide players, coaches and alumni for 18 holes plus brunch, a silent auction and a reception. It has been held at Trump National for the past seven years, according to the foundation’s statement.
The proceeds from the event, which the statement says is the organization’s “most important annual fundraiser,” go to the foundation created by the late Flyers founder. The nonprofit serves “more than 3,000 under-resourced children, youth, and families” while helping to make hockey more accessible in the Philadelphia region.
The statement lauded the service provided by Trump National: donations of greens fees and charging the team just for food and beverages. But citing “passions that have been stirred by recent events,” the team said it plans to move.
President Trump and his administration have recently been under fire for the no-tolerance approach to immigration at the United States’ southern border that has resulted in hundreds of children being separated from their parents. The uproar is the latest in a series of scandals that have plagued the president and his staff since he took office in January of 2017.
This move is all political and has nothing to do with charity. Good luck Flyers.