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2019 CITRS OPEN Honors Jimmy Murray and Raises Awareness for Character Development

September 9, 2019

Gladwyne, PA: Over 100 golfers attended the fifth annual CITRS OPEN on Monday, September 9th at the Philadelphia Country Club to support CITRS and character development.

The day began with lunch on the Philadelphia Country Club Pavilion. CEO Clay Hamlin offered an introductory speech with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cocktails were served on the patio and students from St. Cyril of Alexandria, an area CITRS partner school, welcomed guests as they took their seats in the main ballroom for dinner. Before dinner commenced, the attendees enjoyed a drone golf ball drop onto a target on the 18th hole to win a $1,000 giveaway.

This year’s dinner honored Jimmy Murray, co-founder of the Ronald McDonald House, former General Manager of the Philadelphia Eagles and author of Life is An Audible, with the 2019 Character Achievement Award by the Pennsylvania Character Consortium. He was honored for his inspiring servant leadership, character and integrity as he continues to bring positive change to the Philadelphia community and around the world. Jimmy encouraged attendees to support CITRS’ mission and to bring its successful character development model to the Philadelphia area stating that, “great things start in Philly.”

CITRS thanks all of its sponsors and attendees for their generous support to make this year’s event a true success.

Plans are already underway for next year’s sixth annual CITRS OPEN on Monday, September 14, 2020. CITRS will also be hosting their inaugural Dancing with the Stars for Character gala on March 21, 2020 at Vie, in Philadelphia, featuring local celebrities as dancers in support of character development. To register or sponsor, please visit

About Us: CITRS is a local non-profit that stands for Character, Integrity, Trust, Relationships and Success. Its mission is to work with educators, organizations and school districts to develop character-centered environments, in which students thrive ethically, socially, and academically. It is headquartered in Bryn Mawr, PA and co-founded by Clay Hamlin and Gene Miller.



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