50th Annual Golf Classic
Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade hosted its 50th Annual Golf Classic in Memory of “Bebe” Rebozo at the Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club. The event offered players the choice to simply play for fun or at a competitive level.
Event participants engaged in a memorable golf experience, which raised more than $145,000 for the Clubs’ youth development programs. The programs are based on fostering skills in computer literacy, education, cultural arts homework, educational assistance, and social life competencies, as well as sports and recreation.
The daylong tournament began with a putting contest at 11 a.m. followed immediately by a shotgun start. Stretch Zone was available to assist players warm up. All golfers received a commemorative golf shirt, umbrella, bag, towel, balls, picture, complimentary parking, green fees, cart, range balls, lunch provided by McDonalds, on-site snacks provided by Hooters. Professional Long Driver Bobby Bradley from Charity Golf International was on-site to raise additional funds for the organization. Golfers were encouraged to take part in activities and games throughout the day.
Immediately following the tournament, the day concluded with an awards banquet and ceremony at 5:30 p.m., which featured a delectable buffet-style dinner, cocktails, and the Miami Heat Dancers performed and pulled the winning tickets for the raffle items. There was also a live auction featuring prizes such as vacation stays, sports memorabilia and more.
Sponsors included Carmen Rebozo Foundation, Publix Super Markets Charities, Coca Cola, Ocean Bank, Bermont Advisory Group, McDonalds, Wells Fargo Advisors, Performance Sports, Wells Fargo Insurance, Stretch Zone, Miami Marlins, Pinecrest Magazine, Tasco, Power Crunch, Hooters, FPL, Dicks Sporting Goods, SunTrust Bank and BMW South.