Dick Vermeil Golf Tournament at RiverCrest (with video)

Photo by Heather Tyrrell Former Philadelphia Eagles coach Dick Vermeil speaks to the crowd while Boy Scouts stand with him at the podium at RiverCrest Golf Club Tuesday.

bsankey@ phoenixvillenews.com UPPER PROVIDENCE - The 20th Annual Dick Vermeil Invitational Golf Tournament was held at RiverCrest Golf Club on Tuesday, June 19, to benefit Chester County Boy Scouts.

Vermeil hosted 128 golfers and over 40 celebrity friends, ranging from former and current Eagles players to other professional coaches and athletes, local sportscasters and personalities

There was also a dinner and live auction in the evening.

The dollars raised by the tournament will benefit the programs and camps enjoyed by the 8,000 Boy Scouts in the Chester County Council. This event would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors, in particular, our major presenting sponsors: Wawa and Exelon Generation, and our other lead sponsors: CardioNet, Creative Financial Group (CFG), KPMG, Lamb McErlane, Lasko Products, Patwell Pharmaceutical Solutions, Penguin Industries, RJM Foundation, The W Group, Tycor Benefits Administrators, Genesis HealthCare, Newton One Advisors, CardioNet, Patwell Pharmaceutical Solutions, Storeroom Solutions, Wells Fargo, Ernst & Young, GasBreaker, Inc., Independence Blue Cross, the Graham Co/NHS Foundation and Vermeil Enterprises.

Vermeil and former Eagles player Kevin Reilly, chariman of the event, co-hosted the live auction, which included a variety of sports memorabilia, jewelry, sporting event tickets, golf outings and vacations.

The Chester County Council of the Boy Scouts of America is one of the most successful councils in the country, serving more than 8,000 youth annually. The council and its Horseshoe Scout Reservation, comprised of Camps Horseshoe and Ware, have been nationally recognized for leadership training and program excellence. Scouting emphasizes ethics and moral values. It prepares youth to be leaders, to accept responsibility and to care about others. Scouting helps youth accomplish things they never thought they could, giving them confidence to set new, higher goals.

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