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PBSC Foundation golf tournament raises $101,000 at annual Golf Classic

Thirty golf foursomes gathered on May 9 at The Country Club at Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens for The Palm Beach State College Foundation’s annual Golf Classic.

The tournament, the Foundation’s premier fundraising event, raised $101,000 to benefit the Foundation’s STEAM initiative to impact the projected shortage of local, skilled professionals in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) fields.

The team of McDonalds North Palm Beach County, Ron Wright, Matthew Dodeson, Martin Deloach and Ricky Wade, took first place with a score of 58.

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From left: Ron Wright, Andre Wade (junior golfer), Martin Deloach and Ricky Wade (Not pictured Matthew Dodeson).

“Our Golf Classic is one event we have really come to enjoy,” said Suellen Mann, executive director of the Foundation. “It’s not only a fun day out on a beautiful course with fantastic weather, it is also a way for our community partners to give back. Our corporate sponsors are continually committed to invest in our students’ future.”

Clint Glass, senior vice president of Balfour Beatty Construction, added, “We look at the College as a means of providing a trained and qualified workforce… It’s extremely rewarding when I walk the job site and meet some of these students that are now professionals getting very good at their craft.”

The Classic took place for the second year on the club’s Sunset Course, designed by golf legends Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills. A “copter drop” contest began the on-course celebration, and contests were held during tournament play, including hole-in-one competitions sponsored by Braman Motorcars. Prizes were also awarded for the longest drive, straightest drive and closest to the pin. Foursomes also competed against local youth golfer Andre Wade in a “Beat the Junior Golfer” tee-off challenge.

The Golf Classic ended with a cocktail reception, award ceremony and prizes.

The presenting sponsor was The Bobby Resciniti Healing Hearts Foundation; major sponsors included Dell Computers, Palm Beach Broadcasting, Balfour Beatty Construction, Honda Classic Golf Exchange Radio, Lotspeich Company of Florida, McDonald’s North County, PepsiCo, Pirtle Construction, Suffolk Construction and Trane Commercial Systems.

For more information on the Palm Beach State Foundation Golf Classic, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/Foundation/golf. To see photos from the day, CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW.

2014 Foundation Golf Tournament

 

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