“It was all for and about the kids!” commentated Jay DiPietro, CCM, Tournament Chairman, and my privilege on behalf of my wonderful committee to host the 21st Annual Seminole Region Club Managers 2011 Golf Tournament. The objective of the event was to make a dramatic difference in the lives of thousands of local kids through our primary beneficiaries: Special Olympics of Palm Beach County, S.O.S. Children’s Villages of Florida and U.S. Marines’ Toys for Tots program in Palm Beach County. Two new beneficiaries added this year were the Florence Fuller Children’s Foundation and the George Snow Foundation.”
640 guests attended the Pre-Tournament Gala, celebrated in the Grand Ballroom of the Boca West Country Club on the evening of June 12th. The extraordinary gourmet menu featured exotic food and beverage stations showcasing specialties from Tuscany, Shanghai and Tokyo, Paris, and San Francisco (USA.) Ice sculptures, vegetable carvings and exotic floral arrangements embellished the myriad food displays. One of the highlights of the “World’s Fair” offerings was a visit to the Ice Cream Parlor, where sodas, sundaes and tempting toppings were enjoyed.
Live entertainment showcasing musicians, dancers, jugglers and high-wire acrobats added to the enjoyment of the dramatic affair.
The following morning, 400 tournament players carded their best scores, and returned to the Club House for refreshments, the Awards Ceremonies, trophies, distribution of Auction and Raffle prizes.
Generous appreciation was awarded the Boca West Country Club Board of Governors and Club Members for the use of their Club for two full days. Also in the celebrity spotlight were Michael McCarthy, Tournament Vice Chairman and Honorary Committeeman Burt Aaronson, P. B County Commissioner.
Corporate Sponsors of gifts or services totaling $35,000 or more were:
Stan Deck, CEO Sysco Southeast Florida; Byron Russell, CEO of Cheney Bros, Inc.; Benny Ofer of Daniel Events; Tom White and Mark Raiger, Republic National Distributing Company and David Werning, President of John Deere Golf.
Kudos to all who participated in this grand slam event, which was all for the kids!