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Marine Park Golf Course 2880 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA



Inaugural Jamaica Open New York & “Reggae on the Green” launches August 2014 at Marine Park Golf Course in Brooklyn, NY

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK – April 3, 2014. The inaugural Jamaica Open NY is set to tee off on August 4, 2014 at the Robert Trent Jones designed Marine Park Golf Course in Brooklyn. The brainchild of celebrity golf ambassador Chris Arceneaux, Founder/CEO of the Darby Foundation and Manhattan-based finance executive Alsion Roach, President and CEO of The Alsion Roach Group of New York. The event celebrations in New York City and the one day medal play tournament is expected to attract Metropolitan area’s top professional and amateur golfers.

Roach and Arceneaux wanted to ensure they also took the opportunity to incorporate Caribbean culture and will be staging 'Reggae on the Green' on Sunday, August 3rd the day before the golf tournament on Monday August 4th 2014. Reggae on The Green will embrace both golf and Caribbean culture that includes live music from Derrick Barnett & the Statement Band and DJ Roy from Road International, networking, Caribbean cuisine. The fun-filled day will run from 12pm to 7pm.

On her reasons for underwriting the event, Roach said "It provides a welcome opportunity for our company to embark on this excellent Caribbean/American initiative. The Jamaica Open NY and Reggae on the Green will provide a high quality golf event at an outstanding golf course and a chance to celebrate and showcase Caribbean food and heritage for the entire family at Reggae on the Green. Chris is a highly respected member of the golf community and I had no hesitation in teaming up with him on this initiative."

A number of dignitaries have already come out in support of the event including the Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Representative Yvette Clarke, former Jamaican Ambassador Audrey Marks and former Prime Minister of Jamaica the Hon. Andrew Holness all of whom will be honored at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday June 9.

The event has already attracted the attention of a number of sponsors and partners, already confirming luxury fashion and lifestyle publication, OCEAN Style, as one of their partners.

The entry fee is $250 for professionals and $150 for amateurs. Deadline to enter is July 23rd For more information and to register visit www.jamaicaopenny.com. The purse for elite area professionals is expected to exceed $5,000. Amateur Golfers will compete in 4 divisions flighted by handicap. Tee times begin at 8:15 a.m. and Lunch is included afterward.

About Marine Park Golf Course: Marine Park Golf Course is an 18-hole Championship Course open to the public year-round and is a member of New York City Parks. Located in southern Brooklyn, this links-style course was designed in 1964 by world renowned architect, Robert Trent Jones, Sr. It boasts panoramic water views, country club quality greens and fairways, a beautifully manicured driving range and prevailing winds off Jamaica Bay. It measures 6,866 yards from the Blue tees, 6,609 yards from the White tees, 5,793 from the Gold tees and 5,323 from the Red tees. Since 2008 Marine Park Golf Course has been under ownership of father-son team Michael and Adam Giordano. Since the Giordanos took over, golfers at Marine Park have welcomed the addition of a driving range and learning center, renovations to the clubhouse and grille and currently a course restoration project under the guidance of golf course architect Stephen Kay.

About The Alsion Roach Business Group, Inc (ARBG): The Alsion Roach Business Group, Inc. was formed to pursue high quality entertainment opportunities with a special emphasis on projects and activities that positively promote Caribbean culture with special emphasis on promoting Jamaica. This new unit is an extension of the Alsion Roach Group of New York, LLC (ARG). The firm offers consulting and advisory services to private and public sector entities and entrepreneurs in emerging markets seeking to access global cross-border capital markets. With extensive international capital markets experience and relationships, ARG matches businesses seeking to raise capital to available sources of capital or financing.

For Immediate Release
Contact: The Alsion Roach Group of New York

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