Recently at our golf facility in Dyer Park, 50 Senior Citizens from the Edna W. Runner Tutorial Center came out and enjoyed a morning of golf. We also conduct a program for their youth participants during the summer. “This is our second year inviting them out to the facility, and they had a blast,” said Coach Dave McNulty, PGA. Thank you to Chapter Director Maria Marino who made the introduction and helped secure program funding through the Jupiter Children’s Foundation. Click play button below to see one of the attendees using the ParaGolfer!
The mission of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation is to improve lives in their community through environmental, social and governance support. As part of their work, Bank of America develops strong partnerships with nonprofit organizations serving local needs to bring collective networks and expertise to help communities grow and thrive. Our chapter recently received a generous grant to provide our life skills programming to children in our community. Pictured left to right back row: Sr. Vice President of Consumer Vehicle Lending – Dan Jardin, Coach Sam Velazquez, Development Director – Jack Barrett, Manager of Operations – Aliya Howard and participants Bastiano and Baggio Velez Alcarado.
Marathon Golf recently kicked off this summer with a bang! The Palm Beach Atlantic Ladies Golf Team Members – Alex Dowd, Tori Hays, Emily Valentine, Katie Humphreys along with Chapter Development Director – Jack Barrett played a grand total of 360 holes and raised over $5,000, which will be matched by the Seminole Region CMA! Gary Collins, the man behind Marathon Golf, announced that all clubs and Marathon Golfers raised over $225,000 this year to support local charities. With their charitable giving, the Seminole Region Club Managers Association is changing lives in South Florida. The Seminole Region CMA is recognized as a Nine Core Value Sponsor of our Chapter.
The American Society of Golf Course Architects Foundation partners with local chapters of The First Tee during their Annual Meeting to provide college scholarships to deserving students. The annual scholarship is sponsored by CMF Global, an industry leader in providing everything needed for golf course irrigation systems. Coincidentally, CMF Global generously assisted our Chapter by donating irrigation supplies during our facility renovation in 2012. Scholarship recipients from The First Tee are invited to attend the Donald Ross Dinner at the ASGCA Annual Meeting. This is the third year of the scholarship which began in 2015 with scholarships awarded to students from the San Diego chapter, and subsequently students from the Washington D.C. chapter in 2016. The ASGCA held their Annual Meeting in South Florida in May and our Chapter alumni and Coach, Emily Valentine, was the recipient of the 2017 ASGCA Foundation college scholarship. The scholarship will fund Emily’s summer classes. Pictured above left to right: Chapter Program Director Connie Capanegra, ASGCA Fellow and Chapter Honorary Chairman Jack Nicklaus and Emily.
Congratulations Class of 2017! Two of our students graduated from high school this spring and both will be attending college this fall. Quinn Reid graduated from Cardinal Newman High School as a Member of the National Honor Society, editor of the yearbook, Alumni Award recipient for the golf team and Captain, and the Humanity Service award recipient. Quinn will start her collegiate career locally at Palm Beach State College. Bella Gingrich graduated from Cardinal Newman High School as a Member of the National Honors Society, Senior Class President, Secretary of the debate Honor Society, and Newman Safe Group Ambassador. Bella is attending Duquesne University in Pittsburg, PA this fall. We wish Quinn and Bella continued success in their academic careers. Pictured above left to right: Quinn, Chapter Program Director Connie Capanegra and Bella at Cardinal Newman’s graduation.