23 teams, including 88 golfers, participated this year and every golfer won a prize
BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Brevard’s 4th Annual “Child First” Golf Tournament at Turtle Creek Golf Club in Rockledge was a great success as it raised almost $14,000 to benefit the needs of the agency.
GRG Founder and Executive Director Mary Ann Sterling said the volunteer team, made up of grandparents and grandchildren, started work before sunrise to ensure a smooth tournament.
“Twenty-three teams, including 88 golfers, participated this year and every golfer won a prize,” said Sterling.
New this year was breakfast during registration provided by Life Care Centers of America – Melbourne/Palm Bay.
The four-man scramble tournament included a few challenges by Dixon Golf, plus a Hole-in-One challenge to win a beautiful golf cart by Golf Carts Unlimited.
Prizes provided by Turtle Creek Golf Club, along with trophies, were awarded to the top three teams along with the winner of a putting contest, longest drive and closest to the pin.
Luncheon was held immediately following the tourney at Twisted Birch Sports Bar and Grill, while the awards and prizes were announced.
“This year each golfer was greeted by volunteers from the Space Coast Parrothead Club with a Lei and one of our signature “Loaded Mugs” as a memento of the event,” said Sterling.
SPONSORS FOR THE EVENT WERE:
PLATINUM LEVEL: Robert Henry
GOLD LEVEL: James Proctor Family, Marlin & Pattra Bollinger, Space Coast Parrothead Club, Terry & Melinda Casto, and Tory “Rocketman” Bruno
LOGO BALL SPONSOR: Slug-A-Bug Pest Control
LOGO TOWEL SPONSORS: Golf Carts Unlimited
Other sponsors included Dixon Golf, Golf Carts Unlimited, Life Care Centers of America, Turtle Creek Golf Club, Twisted Birch Sports Bar & Grill and Office Depot – Viera.
EXCLUSIVE HOLE SPONSOR: Proctor Consulting
HOLE SPONSORS: Bob & Blake Walters, Cocoa Hyundai, Curt Smith, Mike Thomas, Quarno’s Auto Salvage, Space Coast Parrothead Club, The Armstrong Family, The Sterling Family and The Valentine Family.
SILENT AUCTION DONORS: ABC Fine Wine & Spirits – Suntree #55, Artist Mary Weldon, Colorful Distractions by Lil, Frog Bones Family Shooting Center, Hobson Family, Hot Rayz Limousines, Sue Arnett, Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill, Victory Casino Cruises and Zephan Luxury Soap
DOOR PRIZE AND MONETARY DONORS: Ashley’s of Rockledge, Brooklyn Pizza & Pasta, Buffalo Wild Wings – Viera, Clamons Family, Comforts of Home Care Associates, Inc., Ginny Gleason, Hobson Family, Lighthouse Cove Adventure Golf, LongHorn Steakhouse, Mike and Linda Brown, Red Robin Melbourne, Slug-A-Bug Pest Control, Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill, US 1 Golf Center and Victory Casino Cruises.
“Thanks to this overwhelming support, early totals indicate almost $14,000 was raised to benefit the Child First Program needs of the agency,” said Sterling.
The mission of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is to support relative caregivers throughout Brevard County in achieving safety, permanency and well-being for their families through education, advocacy and community collaboration.
The organization’s vision is that one day all children will live in a safe loving home with relatives that will help them to develop into their full potential.
“Living in a place you can call home and knowing that someone will always be there for you is something everyone needs, especially children,” said Sterling.
For more information visitt GRG-Brevard.org