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Friday, August 18, 2023—Hidden Links & Golfpac Travel are sponsoring the 31st Annual Jay Sigel Invitational Tournament on Monday, September 18, 2023, at Aronimink Golf Club, Newtown Square, PA for the second year in a row.

The Jay Sigel Invitational Tournament is the premier charity golf tournament in the Delaware Valley that supports breast cancer and prostate cancer research and patient care. The foundation has raised more than $4.8 million for cancer research since 1992, all to find more – and better – treatments, uncover factors that may cause cancer, and improve cancer patients' quality of life. Visit to learn more.  

Marc Bender, Managing Partner of Hidden Links and Golfpac Travel, speaks during the 2022 Jay Sigel Invitational.

“The Jay Sigel Invitational supports vital research provided through the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center. The programs supported by this event have the potential to be life altering for cancer patients. Jay is a good friend and for over 30 years has led this meaningful initiative. We are thrilled to support this mission for the second year in a row,” said Marc Bender on behalf of Hidden Links and Golfpac Travel where he and Adam Wachter are the Managing Partners.

“It’s great to have Hidden Links and Golfpac Travel back as a corporate sponsor for our event. Marc and Adam are universally respected as business operators, as well as for their extensive charity work and professionalism. They have been incredibly supportive of our charity the past two years, and I truly appreciate their partnership,” said Jay Sigel.

Hidden Links and Golfpac Travel are donating THREE fabulous golf getaways valued at over $20,000:

  • Casa De Campo Dominican Republic Golf Trip for 4: A golf trip for four golfers for four nights staying in two “elite rooms” at Casa de Campo Resort in the Dominican Republic, with golf at the world-famous Teeth of the Dog course and Dye Four, valued at more than $10,000.  
  • Waldorf Astoria Orlando Stay and Play for 4: A golf trip for four golfers for a two-night stay at Waldorf Astoria, with golf at Waldorf Astoria and Shingle Creek Golf Club valued at $5,475. 
  • JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio Texas for 4: A golf trip for four golfers for two nights at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio Texas, with two rounds of golf at TPC San Antonio, home of the PGA Tour’s Valero Texas Open valued at $4,600.

Hidden Links and Golfpac Travel have been a high-level sponsor, donating more than $300,000 in golf trips, hotel stays and cash donations supporting many local and national charities over the past 11 years including Evans Scholars, Friends of Golf, American Cancer Society’s Gus Machado Golf Classic, Ann Liguori Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Annual Golf Classic, Northwell Health Foundation Children’s Circle Golf Classic, Long Island Council On Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD the R. Brinkley Smithers Golf Invitational), Junior Achievement of Greater Fairfield County, Fairways for Warriors (supporting wounded veterans as well as their families), Gratitude America Veteran’s Day Golf Tournament, Jay Sigel Invitational, as well as several others.

Hidden Links & Golfpac Travel are your #1 source for domestic and international golf travel.

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About Hidden Links: Hidden Links is one of the most experienced golf tour operators in the business. With industry leading service, we work with many destinations and countries around the world, specializing in golf tours to Scotland & Ireland. We customize our tours, based on our own collective travel to the destinations that we serve.

About Golfpac Travel: Our domestic destinations have grown steadily to include 14 areas throughout Florida; Charleston, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Las Vegas, Nevada; Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona; San Diego and Palm Springs, California; Alabama and Williamsburg, Virginia. Each year, Golfpac carefully chooses new and exciting destinations to offer to their wide base of proven golf travelers. Behind our technology stands a caring staff of golf vacation experts who are just a phone call away throughout the booking experience. And, because we’re one of the country’s trusted leaders in golf vacations, we have access to the best deals and industry leading service.

Marc Bender, Managing Partner, Hidden Links & Golfpac Travel,

Julie Kelly on behalf of the Jay Sigel Invitational (