Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Celebrate 26th Annual Golf Classic

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Celebrate 26th Annual Golf Classic

Proceeds Benefit Club children

West Palm Beach, Fla. (April 1, 2015) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County and CBS12’s Matt Lincoln, Chairman of the event, are proud to announce the return of the Annual Golf Classic & Auction. 26 years old, this exciting event will consist of a dinner & auction on Friday, May 8 at the new Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place and a day of golf on Saturday, May 9 at the exclusive Dye Preserve Golf Club. Since its inception, the Annual Golf Classic & Auction has raised over $6 million for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County.

This exciting two day event begins on Friday evening with a dinner and auction party hosted by BMO Private Bank. Guests will be mesmerized by the beautiful, brand new Wyndham Grand location and will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres as they take in an array of unbelievable silent auction items including golf foursomes, vacation packages, sports memorabilia and much more!

The tournament kicks off the next morning at 8:30 am at the prestigious Dye Preserve Golf Club. Golfers will hit the greens and compete for various prizes, courtesy of Tourneau, Palm Beach Golf Center and the Whirlpool Corporation. The Golf Classic will then conclude with an awards luncheon cookout.

“I am truly honored to be a part of such a successful and important event and I’m even more excited about the changes that we’re making to this year’s Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County Golf Classic and Auction,” said Chairman Matt Lincoln. “The unique settings of both the new Wyndham at Harbourside Place and the Dye Preserve are going to make for an unforgettable event.”

Joining Lincoln in his efforts are committee members Ben Hartman, Christine Pitts, Erin Devlin, Jason Locker, Mark Tarvaglini, Mary Church, Michelle Klein, Patrick McGarr, Reg Miller, Richard Parkos and Todd Barron.

The Annual Golf Classic is proud to have the support of Publix Super Markets Charities and the William H. Pitt Foundation as Platinum Sponsors. Tournament sponsors include Brown Distributing, CBS12, The Honda Classic – Children’s Healthcare Charity, Palm Beach Golf Center, Tourneau, Whirlpool Corporation, Arrigo Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram and Tire Kingdom Service Centers and D.S. Eakins Construction Corporation as a Gold Sponsor. Silver Sponsors include The Barron Group at UBS Financial, Bethesda Health, Health Care REIT, Inc., HMY Yachts, MDH Printing, PGA of America, Toshiba Business Solutions and Templeton & Company, LLC.

Prior to the tournament, HMY Yachts will host a Gift Gathering Celebration “Yacht Hop” on Wednesday, April 22nd from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Harbourside Place, Jupiter. The “Yacht Hop” will feature HMY Yachts finest fleet, drinks and hors d’oeuvres.  For admission, guests are asked to bring a gift for the upcoming silent auction with a value of $50 or more.

Proceeds from the Annual Golf Classic will support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, which offers 13 sites located in the County.  The Clubs provide services during non-school hours, as well as summer camp opportunities, to more than 6,000 boys and girls from ages 6 to 18.

To purchase your tickets and for more information about the Annual Golf Classic and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, or to RSVP for the Gift Gathering Celebration “Yacht Hop,” please contact Melissa Mulvihill, Director of Special Events at 561-683-3287 or mmulvihill@bgcpbc.org or visit www.bgcpbc.org.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone – they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 6,000 children ages 6-18. For more information, please visit www.bgcpbc.org or call 561-683-3287.

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