Special Olympics Athletes Visiting The Northern Trust - Player Transportation Helping Out

Wednesday (8/22), Pro-Am Day at The Northern Trust, was also a special day for multiple Special Olympics golfers.  The whole afternoon was set aside to allow the athletes to experience the Ridgewood Country Club clubhouse, practice on the range and tee off to play a few holes. Of course, the obligatory 1st Tee photo was taken and later on, during the evening reception handed to the players and their families. The tournament's Player Transportation committee helped, as usual, with shuttling the golfers and families between the hotel and the clubhouse.

About the Special Olympics:
Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place -- one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.

About The Northern Trust:
The Northern Trust is the 1st play off event for the FedEx Cup and leads up to the TOUR Championship, that concludes the PGA TOUR season.

About golf-volunteers.com:
Golf-Volunteers.com is a community of golf volunteers and aimed to exchange knowledge, experiences and learn about golf volunteer opportunities on the PGA TOUR and the PGA TOUR Champions.

Special treat for The Northern Trust Player Transportation Volunteers

The volunteers in the Player Transportation committee at The Northern Trust received a special 'THANK YOU' from a happy 'customer'. Gestures like this are rare, so this makes it even more special.

Yesterday (Tuesday), one day after the main arrival rush was behind us, the manager of Louis Oosthuizen stopped by our transportation office and dropped off 3 boxes of donuts for our deserving volunteers. That was such a nice THANK YOU for the hard work the volunteer drivers in our committee accomplished over the weekend.   On arrival weekend for the tournament (Sat - Mon) alone, already over 200 trips were completed. 

The Northern Trust Volunteer Parking

The Northern Trust Volunteer Parking Lot

Volunteer Parking will be located in Lot 9. Address for Lot 9 is at the Garden State Plaza Mall (Lord & Taylor parking lots), 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652. Allow ample time to arrive, since there is a shuttle ride involved from the parking lot to the course. Shuttles will run Monday, 8/20 to Sunday, 8/26. Shuttle times are as follows:

  • Monday 8/20: 6:00am to 7:00pm
  • Tuesday 8/21: 5:00am to 7:00pm
  • Wednesday 8/22: 5:00am to 8:00pm
  • Thursday 8/23: 5:00am to 8:00pm
  • Friday 8/24: 5:00am to 8:00pm
  • Saturday 8/25: 5:00am to 8:00pm
  • Sunday 8/26: 5:00am to 8:00pm