Jon Bon Jovi Speaks at the Opening Ceremonies of the AT&T National Golf Tournament

The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation was selected by the AT&T National golf tournament as one of the recipients of the proceeds from this event. In addition to the Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia and the Tiger Woods Foundation, the JBJSF will be one of the charities featured throughout the week-long golf tournament, held June 29 – July 4. In keeping with the mission of the JBJSF, we are continuing to forge partnerships and build relationships in our community. In working with the Tiger Woods Foundation, the JBJSF has identified two organizations in our grant portfolio that will also benefit from this event: Project H.O.M.E. and Hopeworks in Camden, NJ. Students from both programs were on hand at the JBJSF Tent to hand out to speak to tournament attendees about their programs.

Students from the Harold Honickman Entrepreneur Program promoted their business ventures by featuring their merchandise (bumper stickers, buttons, t-shirts) and giving out promotional materials including buttons made exclusively for the event. They were spreading the message that together, Project H.O.M.E. and the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation along with other community partners can end the cycle of homelessness in Philadelphia. The Harold Honickman Entrepreneur Program provides youth with opportunities to learn practical business skills through the creation of their own businesses. This competitive program pairs students with mentors from the business community as well as providing workshops and start-up funding for business projects proposed by the teen participants. Students learn introductory business skills, including creating and producing retail items, and meet regularly with their mentors, who offer guidance, support and professional advice on the direction of the business.
Hopeworks students were on hand to showcase their website design programs that they run.

Hopeworks trainees were passing out the 2010 Edition of the Hopeworks Camden Street Map. Hopeworks trainees worked on the map of Camden in several ways including design, layout and the selling of ads for the map.

Please visit our Photos section to see pictures from Jon’s visit with the students at our tent at the AT&T National Golf Tournament.