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Annual Best Ball Invitational Golf Tournament

11th Annual Best Ball Invitational Recap

We thank all the players and sponsors who made the 11th Annual Best Ball Invitational at The Park West Palm an outstanding success! The tournament was filled with comradery and raised a record-breaking $235,000 in support of the agency’s core programs.   

It could not have been a better afternoon on the course, and the event included picturesque golf views, a gourmet lunch, and refreshments throughout the day, followed by an award ceremony and dinner to wrap up the festivities.  Twenty-four foursomes played in a best ball tournament, and the winning foursome was Joe Carron, Tom Frankel, Dan Stanton, and Mack Perry (pictured above).

This Best Ball Invitational would not have been possible without the hard work of our golf committee: Frank Bresnan, Sean Bresnan, Joe Carron, Tom Frankel, Ned Grace, Joe LaRocca, Jr., Gary Pohrer, and Jeff Preston. The committee is pictured above with Director of Agency Relations Layren Calvo and CEO Matt Constantine. We thank the committee for their enthusiasm and dedication to organizing a spectacular tournament each year.

We thank the players and sponsors for their generosity and enthusiasm for our mission which ensures Adopt-A-Family can continue to provide safe, quality housing and meaningful support services to those in our community who need it most.  

 

Tournament Sponsors¬†‚Äď The Bresnan Family, GreenbergTraurig & Richard Edlin, North American Development Group, and Press Ganey. Lunch¬†Sponsors¬†‚ÄďThe AMG Foundation, Comvest Partners, The Michael and Annie Falk Foundation, First Horizon Foundation, Robert Green, Scot Hunter, J. Raymond Construction, JNS Homes, David Lambert, Miles Nadal, and The Telesco Family Foundation.¬†Cocktail Hour¬†Sponsors¬†‚Äď Peter Gerhard, NDT Development, Gary Pohrer, and Stuart & Shelby Development. Golf¬†Cart¬†Sponsor¬†‚Äď CIBC, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Wick Phillips, and RAM Steel Framing. Forecaddie¬†Sponsors¬†‚Äď Blue Cross Blue Shield and Wells Fargo.¬†Golf¬†Ball¬†Sponsors¬†‚ÄstDunay Miskel Backman, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, and Kolter. Halfway House¬†Sponsors ‚Äď C. Steven Duncker Foundation, Myers Auto Group, The Matthew & Tracy Smith Foundation, and Bob and Christine Stiller. Signage¬†Sponsor¬†‚Äď RISK Strategies/LaRocca & Associates.¬†Closest to the Pin¬†Sponsors¬†‚ÄďDowbuilt Partners, Peter and Patty Garvy, and Whiskey JYPSI. Longest Drive (Men)¬†‚Äď PNC Bank, Stanton Family Foundation, and Streetsense.¬†Longest Drive (Women)¬†‚ÄstRay Celedinas, Florida Crystals, and Brigid Mattingly. Hole¬†Sponsors ‚Äď Atlantic Retail, Richard Comiter, Nick Coniglio, Robert Garvy, Penny Heller, Mutual of Omaha, Mike Selverian, Gil Martinez/StateFarm, CJ Van Hoek/UBS, and Barry Wish.¬† Eagle Club ‚Äď Brendan Carroll, Holland & Knight, Lincoln Financial Group, Shapiro Pertnoy Companies, and UBS. Sushi Donation: LOLA 41.

10th Annual Better Ball Invitational

The 10th Annual Better Ball Invitational was a huge success! Thanks to the committee, players, and 55 amazing sponsors, the event raised over $200,000.

Congratulations to first-place finishers Michael Puder and Warren Rustin!

 

Special thanks to the 2022 Golf Committee, whose efforts and dedication made this year’s event possible: Frank Bresnan, Sean Bresnan, Jeff Preston, Gary Pohrer, Joe LaRocca Jr., Joe Carron, Tom Frankel, and Ned Grace.

We are extremely grateful to all players and sponsors of this year’s tournament.¬†Your generosity and enthusiasm for our mission ensures Adopt-A-Family can continue to provide safe, quality housing and meaningful support services to those in our community who need it most.

Winners:

1st Place: Michael Puder, Warren Rustin 

2nd Place: Gary Pohrer, Rob Surtees 

3rd Place: Sam Grace, Tim Mullen 

4th Place: Ned Grace, Damien Barr 

5th Place: Jeff Smith, Dennis Goldstein 

Longest Drive (Men): Conner Barry

Longest Drive (Women): Maureen Raihle 

 

Sponsors:  

NORTH AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT GROUP

THE MATTHEW & TRACY SMITH FOUNDATION

NDT DEVELOPMENT

PNC REAL ESTATE

FRANK & SEAN BRESNAN

MILES NADAL

DAVID LAMBERT

CHRISTINE & BOB STILLER

PRESS GANEY

THE AMG FOUNDATION

J. RAYMOND

ATLANTIC RETAIL

FIRST REPUBLIC BANK

GARY POHRER

THE KESSLER FAMILY FOUNDATION

SCHULMAN DEVELOPMENT

FIRST HORIZON FOUNDATION

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD

STUART & SHELBY

A&M

MARSH & McLENNAN

REGIONS

CIBC

DUNAY MISKEL BACKMAN

WELLS FARGO

JLL

BERKADIA

CURTIS FAMILY FOUNDATION

RISK STRATEGIES / LAROCCA & ASSOCIATES

C. STEVEN DUNCKER

STANTON FAMILY FOUNDATION

THE TELESCO FAMILY FOUNDATION

DOUG & PEGGY BRIGGS

ANDY REDMOND

DOWBUILT

THE KYLE FRASER FOUNDATION

GUARDIAN

LINCOLN FINANCIAL GROUP

COMITER SINGER BASEMAN & BRAUN

TD BANK

FINEMARK

GUNSTER

EASTWIND DEVELOPMENT

CENTENNIAL BANK

BARRY OBLIO WISH

MICHAEL CROSBY

SEAN DUNNE

RAY CELEDINAS

MUTUAL OF OMAHA

STRATUS

SCOTT GOLDSMITH

RANDY TULEPAN

MICHAEL SELVERIAN

DENNIS CARSON

CASEY ROSEN

2021 Better Ball Invitational 

picture of better ball golf participants

After two years of being apart,  Adopt-A-Family’s Ninth Annual Better Ball Invitational made a triumphant return to Banyan Cay Resort & Golf in West Palm Beach on May 7.

Thanks to our players and event sponsors, this year‚Äôs Better Ball Invitational event raised over $200,000 ‚Äď our most successful tournament to date.

The event was a much-needed return to normalcy as last year‚Äôs event was canceled due to the pandemic. It certainly felt like ‚Äúold‚ÄĚ times as participants gathered to enjoy a beautiful day of golf, picturesque views, and delightful fare. In all, twenty-four foursomes played in a better ball of the twosome format, and Alan Somerstein & Eric Boritz took first place.

This Better Ball tournament would not have been possible without the hard work of our golf committee: Frank Bresnan, Sean Bresnan, Joe Carron, Tom Frankel, Ned Grace, Joe LaRocca, Jr., Gary Pohrer, and Jeff Preston.

We congratulate all the winners and thank all the sponsors. We look forward to next year’s 10th Annual Better Ball Invitational!

Congratulations to all the winners:  

1st place: Alan Somerstein & Eric Boritz

2nd place: Gerry Greenspoon & Ira Marcus

3rd place: Bill Johnson & Chris Schmitz

4th place: Jeff Preston & Hampton Beebe

5th place: RJ Gray & Scott Collins

Longest Drive Men: Rob Surtees

Longest Drive Women: Judy Backstrom

Closest to the Pin Men: Joe Carron & Dan Lynch

Closest to the Pin Women: Judy Backstrom

All photos by Tracey Benson Photography

 

We thank our sponsors:

Tournament Sponsors

Steve & Andrea Wynn

Frank & Sean Bresnan

Michele & Howard Kessler

David Lambert

NorthAmerican Development Group

Lunch Sponsors

The AMG Foundation

Florida Crystals

Greenspoon Marder LLP

Katz Barron

JLL

Myers Auto Group

Press Ganey

Cocktail Hour Sponsors

Atlantic Retail

Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC

Bob & Christine Stiller

Kolter

PNC Real Estate

UKG

Dinner Sponsors

Steven Duncker

Linda A. Gary Real Estate

Blue Cross Blue Shield

IBERIABANK | First Horizon

Stuart & Shelby Development

Forecaddie Sponsors

Mutual of Omaha

Regions Financial Corporation

Golf Cart Sponsor

Raymond Construction Corp.

Golf Ball Sponsors

Dunay, Miskel and Backman LLP

Marsh McLennan

Newmark Group Inc.

Wells Fargo & Company

Halfway House Sponsors

The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

First Republic Bank

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Peter Gerhard

Signage Sponsor

LaRocca and Associates, Inc.

Closest to the Pin

Tim & Bridget Moran

Sterling Organization

Longest Drive-Women

Lincoln Financial Group

Penny Heller

Longest Drive-Men

Dan Stanton

Dom Telesco

Elizabeth DeWoody ‚Äď Compass

Related Companies

Hole Sponsors

Comiter, Singer, Baseman & Braun, LLP

Concord Wilshire

Cushman & Wakefield

Eastwind Development

Gunster

Kanga Property Management

Michael J. Selverian

Alan & Christine Curtis

Barry Wish

Mike & Jacki Crosby

Sydney Kohl

Dorothy Kohl

NDT Development LLC

Rendina

Siguler Guff

Spina O’Rourke + Partners

TD Bank, N.A.

Waypoint Residential

WGI

Eagle Club

City National Bank

Dennis Carson

Brett Overman

Scott Goldsmith

Alex Monul

Eastdil Secured

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