FIRST TEE WINS THE CMAA 100-HOLE CHALLENGE

Categories: Palm Beaches

Our Chapter broke our previous record and raised $73,751 this year.

“We went from one club participating last year to five clubs playing this year,” said Chapter Executive Director Carl Mistretta. “Next year our goal is to have at least ten clubs play. Everyone had a great time and the members really enjoy supporting their players.”

BallenIsles hosted the friendly competition and were joined by Bear Lakes, Old Palm and Banyan Cay. Quail Ridge also played a few weeks later at their club.

Below are the final standings, players and awards in the club competition:

BallenIsles- $17,747
2022 Champions with highest amount of donations
Ryan Walls and Jeff Fitzherbert

Quail Ridge- $10,394
2nd place
Dan Brosnihan, Matt Corey, Cody Sinkler, Rob Murphy, Denise Lavigne and Carl Horace

Bear Lakes- $10,301
3rd place
Jimmy Gascoigne and Jim Chorniewy

Banyan Cay- $8,665
Highest average donation per member
Jared Chipley

Old Palm- $7,670
Impressive showing with their golf course closed due to construction
Erik Asp

In the friendly competition between Chapter staff members, Carl Mistretta blasted Emily Valentine this year $5,473 to $3,678.

Chapter Directors Marina Alex and John Hahn kicked off the fundraising this year playing at The Dye Preserve and raised $3,995.

Of course, the real winners are the thousands of children and veterans that participate in our programs because of the generosity of these clubs. Our three Chapters combined (Palm Beaches, Treasure Coast and Broward) raised the most money this year with an incredible $201,183!

Special congratulations to the Seminole Region Charity Committee members who worked to make all this happen. For the 11th year, the charities beat prior year’s number and set a new record of $430,000 raised. Since inception, CMAA has raised over $2.4 million to support South Florida charities.

SHOUT OUT to our Club Committee of Dr. Ed Slotnick, Marsha Funk and Gwen Gordon for their leadership and commitment.