The 1st annual Air Mallen Open has been scheduled for Aug. 15 at the McCullough's Emerald Golf Links in Egg Harbor Township, which will directly benefit the Albert J. Mallen, Jr. Education Foundation.

Mallen, an Atlantic City firefighter who served the city for almost 20 years, was identified in June as the man struck and killed on the tracks of an Atlantic City Rail Line train through Galloway Township. He was 45.

The Foundation has been established to provide educational resources to Mallen's sons, Ryan, 10, and Gavin, 9, in addition to awarding scholarships or grants to deserving young people in the South Jersey community.

Mallen was a decorated scholar athlete, who attended Holy Spirit High School and Rutgers University. His selfless and generous personality was manifested as a dedicated and accomplished firefighter for the Atlantic City Fire Department. His spirit of of community was apparent in his volunteerism in youth sports coaching.

The registration for the 1st annual Air Mallen Open is 1 p.m. Aug. 15 with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. McCullough's Emerald Golf Links is located 3016 Ocean Heights Ave.

The Air Mallen Open is seeking sponsorships. The different sponsorship levels are: $100, $650 and $1,500.

For golfers, the cost for an individual is $125, which includes green fee, cart and awards dinner. The price for a foursome is $500. For the people who can't golf, dinner only is $30 per person. The child-friendly dinner is $10.

All donations and/or gift cards for baskets and prizes would be appreciated.

Sign up online at mcculloughsgolf.com

Checks made payable to:

Albert J. Mallen, Jr. Educational Foundation

60 La Costa Drive

Egg Harbor Township, N.J. 08234

A tax identification number will be made available.

For questions, contact: Daniel Tracy at 609-464-0385.

  

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Twenty years as a staff writer in the features department, specializing in entertainment and the arts at The Press of Atlantic City.

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